K.V. Oostende vs Beerschot Antwerp
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Monday, 10 August 2020
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Versluys Arena.
Oostende will take on the newbie in their season opener this Monday. The home side finished 15th last year just two points above the last place. After Waasland-Beveren, they had the weakest defense in the 2019-20 campaign which was canceled due to the pandemic. They need to keep things clean at the back to have any chances of bettering their position.
The league has been extended to 18 teams for this season and that helped Beerschot to get into the top flight. But considering what they have done in the second tier, they will have a hard time coping with this level of competition.
Oostende vs Beerschot: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The home side is on a three-match winning streak against this opposition.
- They have never lost to the Purple White Army in any competitive meetings.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in three of their four previous clashes.
- Both teams found the back of the net in all three of those games as well.
- In the two head to head games at this ground, the hosts have a win and a draw.
- Both sides found the target in both of those matches here.
- More than 2.5 goals were also scored in two of those meetings at this venue.
Oostende vs Beerschot: Prediction
I think that it will take some time for the newbie to get along with the top teams in the country. They are likely to start slow and assess the situation and maybe get a few good results. But considering their previous head to head games against these hosts a win is too much to ask for. So I am going with a win for the home side this Monday.
The home team has no wins in their last three home matches in the league. As we all know they are known for giving away too many goals in this competition. On the other hand, the visitors are unbeaten in their three recent league games in the second tier. They have scored in six of their eight previous games on the road also. So I am backing the hosts to win with both teams getting goals.
Oostende vs Beerschot: Betting Tips
The Home team to win @ 1.67 (2/3).
Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).