Oostende vs Kortrijk
Belgium-First Division A.
Date: Saturday, 24 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Versluys Arena (Oostende).
De Kustboys are 10th in the league table, with 7 defeats and 5 wins in their 15 matches so far. The forwards have not really been great in front of goal; all they managed to score was 16 goals. Also, the defense has been poor, conceding about 28 goals already.
They are coming into this game from a defeat in their last league game against Antwerp. This was their 3rd defeat in last 5 matches. So manager Adnan Custovic will want his team to get going.
In the last 7 league matches, they have only 1 win and have lost 4 also. Over 2.5 goals were recorded in 4 of those 7 games across all venues. From the recent 5 home games in the league, they have 2 wins and losses each. The final score of 5 matches in their last 7 home games had a total score of more than 2.5 goals.
“The Guys” are just 2 points below their opponents for Saturday. In terms of goals scored they are better than them, with 20 goals scored, but conceded 6 more than what they scored. In their 15 league matches, they have 7 defeats and only 4 wins.
At present they are on a 4 match winless streak, of which the recent 2 matches were lost. They have only 2 wins in their last 6 matches. Over 2.5 goals were scored in total on 5 of the last 7 matches they played in the league.
In the last 5 away matches, in both cup and league, they have 3 wins and a loss. Under 2.5 goals were scored in 5 of the last 7 matches in the road. So away record gives the fans of Kortrijk hope for this upcoming match.
Since there are only 2 points separating them, the away side will be looking to put on a great show against the hosts. So we can expect a close match for sure.
Oostende vs Kortrijk: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Oostende is on a 4 match win streak against this opposition.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in 5 of the last 6 h2h matches between them.
- The last time Kortrijk won this fixture was back in 2016 at their home.
- The hosts are unbeaten at this ground against these opponents in the last 3 games.
- A total of over 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of the last 5 games between them here.
Oostende vs Kortrijk: Prediction
Even though they have failed to score in some of their recent games, those were against some of the top teams of the likes of Liege and Genk. So I think they have enough firepower to break the away defense. The away team has also found the target in their previous 5 away matches on the trot. So we can place a bet on both teams top scorer with 1.62 odd.
The home team has played recently with tougher opposition at home. But they have never lost to teams below them in the table. Also, the away side are coming from a defeat in their last away match. So with home support possibly the hosts may win and a bet can be placed on that with 2.00 odd.
Oostende vs Kortrijk: Betting Tips
Both teams to score @ 1.62 (5/8).
Home win @ 2.00 (1/1).