Kortrijk vs KV Oostende
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Saturday, 18 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Guldensporenstadion, Kortrijk.
KV Oostende got off to a fine start to the new First Division A campaign clinching a 2-1 win over Royal-Excel Mouscron on the opening day.
But they ruined the momentum with back-to-back defeats to Anderlecht and Genk in last two rounds.
De Kustboys conceded as many as seven goals in these two losses and they’ll come into the Kortrijk tie in low spirits.
The story is similar to De Kerels who managed to pick up only one point from three league games so far in the season.
It came from a goalless draw to Antwerp in the second round, in between convincing defeats to Anderlecht and Club Brugge (each by three goals margin).
Glen De Boeck’s men have huge issues with the efficiency in the final third as they only managed to find the back of the net on a single occasion in three games so far.
Kortrijk vs Oostende: Head-to-head
- KV Oostende took the maximum of six points from last term meetings with De Kerels.
- De Kustboys head into this with three consecutive wins over Kortrijk who still lead the tie by three victories coming into 29th encounter with Oostende.
- Both teams managed to find the net in four of last five H2H matches.
Kortrijk vs Oostende: Prediction
Oostende’s defensive woes will be the music to the ears of Gert Verheyen and his men who have been struggling badly for goals at the start of the new season.
They finally have a winnable tie in front of the home crowd and there are no doubts the hosts will be highly motivated to get their campaign back on track and clinch a three-pointer against fellow bottom-half strugglers.
Since most of previous head to head affairs saw both teams scoring, we just have to go for goals at both ends at the odds of 1.57 as the main betting option here.
As far as the outcome goes, we’ll shoot for the draw at 3.40 given that neither of the two teams have convinced us to consider them favourites here.
Kortrijk vs Oostende: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 4/7 (1.57)
Draw @ 27/10 (3.70).