Royal Excel Mouscron vs Oostende
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Stade Le Canonnier (Mouscron).
Oostende have not had a taste of success on the road since their 2-1 win over Anderlecht, way back in late August. With the visitors also winless in their past three trips here, count on Royal Excel Mouscron to deny their foes of a victory in this one.
Royal Excel Mouscron vs Oostende Head to head (h2h)
- Their last meeting ended in a 2-2 draw.
- Four of their past five fixtures have featured more than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in five of their previous eight encounters.
- None of their last ten clashes have finished as a stalemate.
- Oostende have registered the win four times in their past fifteen matchups. (W-4, D-5, L-6)
Royal Excel Mouscron vs Oostende Prediction
Royal Excel Mouscron have been hit by a sharp decline in form which has seen the hosts fail to pick up a single point in their past four games. Their most recent clash, in particular, witnessed the home team lose to Anderlecht by a narrow 1-0 scoreline on the road.
With just one win from their previous six clashes in the top flight, Royal Excel Mouscron have slumped to tenth on the ladder.
On the other hand, Oostende were given a much-needed breather last week, after they took down St Truiden at home with a 1-0 scorecard. The win was their first in five games though and has also brought a dismal four-match losing streak to an abrupt halt.
However, it has been quite some time since Oostende last posted a win on the road. Miserably, they have admitted defeat in each of their past nine outings on the trot.
Additionally, the visitors have not secured the bragging rights in any of their previous three trips to this stadium either. Taking into account that the hosts have also stumbled just thrice at home this season, the traveling faithful can rule out any hopes of coming out on top this weekend.
Be that as it may, it is too soon to call a clear winner in this one. The hosts have shared the spoils five times at home so far. Considering that the reverse fixture of this clash had also ended as a tie, it will be a lot safer to back a draw no bet.
Furthermore, the visitors have hardly shown any resistance in their own defensive third away from home. Disappointingly, they have conceded seven goals from their past two outings alone.
Meanwhile, Royal Excel Mouscron have not been shy in finding the back of the net at home. Eighteen of the thirty-one goals that they have scored so far have come from their clashes on home soil.
Given that five of the last six fixtures at this stadium have also been high scoring affairs, expect a total of three goals or more on the final scorecards come Saturday.
Royal Excel Mouscron vs Oostende Betting tips
Draw no bet: Royal Excel Mouscron @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.75 (3/4).