Oostende vs Club Brugge
Belgium- First Division A.
Date: Sunday, 27th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Versluys Arena (Oostende).
This upcoming game between Brugge and De Kustboys is literally a mismatch. The visitors are in their best form so far and the hosts are going from bad to worse.
Oostende are 12th in the table and are currently on a 4 match winless run in the league. Their defense has conceded 39 goals so far in 22 games, which is the main reason for them being where they are now. At home, they have 2 wins and defeats each in the previous 5 games. De Kustboys concede in 9 of their previous 10 matches in front of the home fans. Also, more than 2.5 goals came in their 3 recent matches here.
Brugge is the reigning champions but is second at present. A massive 10 points separate them from the toppers Genk. So not only they have to win the remaining games but Genk has to lose some of theirs. Scoring has been brilliant for the team from Bruges as they netted 48 goals from 22 matches. But more than a goal per game has been conceded which must be rectified by Coach Ivan Leko.
After a 4 game unbeaten run in all competitions, they lost the home match against Charleroi. In 4 of their recent games across all venues, the score was under 2.5 goals. Only 1 win has resulted in the last 5 travels in all competitions. The best result in that spell apart from the win over Lokeren was the draw at Dortmund.
The visitors are my favorites to win this match even though their away form has been weak.
Oostende vs Club Brugge: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Brugge is on a 3 match win streak against these opponents across all venues.
- They have 4 wins and a defeats against Oostende in the last 5 h2h matches between them.
- All 5 of their previous meetings had more than 2.5 goals in total.
- The hosts have won 2 and lost the remaining 3 of their last 5 h2h against this opposition matches at home.
- Less than 2.5 goals came in 3 of those 5 previous clashes between them at this ground.
Oostende vs Club Brugge: Prediction
The hosts have found goals in the last 3 h2h matches at home against FCB. They also found the target in 8 of their previous home games. Against a free-scoring team like Brugge, they will definitely concede after giving away 39 goals so far. So we can bet on both sides scoring with 1.75 odds.
Blue-Black is clearly the favorites to win this upcoming game. Their recent away run has not been perfect, but against this hosts, they are on a 3 match win streak. So I will recommend betting on Club Brugge to win with 1.5 odds.
Oostende vs Club Brugge: Betting Tips
Club Brugge to win @ 1.54 (6/11).
Both teams to score @ 1.75 (3/4).