2019-20 Belgian Jupiler Pro League – Antwerp vs KV Oostende Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Antwerp vs KV Oostende taking place? Saturday 29th February, 2020 – 19:30 (UK)

Where is Antwerp vs KV Oostende taking place? Bosuilstadion, Antwerp

What television channel is Antwerp vs KV Oostende on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Antwerp vs KV Oostende? Belgian Jupiler Pro League matches are occasionally streamed on Betfair so it is worth checking their website

Where can I get tickets for Antwerp vs KV Oostende? Ticket information can be found on each club’s official website

THE TEAM NEWS

ANTWERP

  • Antwerp’s place in the championship play-offs is already assured, and their 1-0 defeat away from home against fellow top-six side Standard Liege was only their second league defeat since early November.
  • With only two goals scored in their last four matches, the attacking part of the team may be freshened up as the coach aims to solve their failings in the final third. On the flip side, in their last 12 league matches no team has scored more than one goal in a game against Antwerp, so the defence is functioning very well.
  • Central defender Wesley Hoedt is forced to sit this game out due to suspension with Dino Arslanagic being his most likely replacement in the backline.

KV OOSTENDE

  • KV Oostende go into this game-week precariously close to the foot of the table, and they are only two points ahead of Cercle Brugge and Waasland-Beveren who entered round 27 on 20 points each.
  • Their 1-1 draw at home against Zulte-Waregem last time out was all the more frustrating as they took the lead in the contest when Skulason converted from the penalty spot after 24 minutes, only to concede the equaliser less than ten minutes later.
  • Oostende will have to improve on a dreadful away record if they are to come away with a positive result as they have lost ten consecutive matches away from home in the league.

THE PREDICTION

Home team Antwerp are unbeaten on home soil in the league this season and they look very capable of extending that run against struggling Oostende, who have lost ten in a row on the road and are very much in a relegation scrap at the foot of the table. Antwerp haven’t been scoring a lot of goals or late, but they are very organised at the back and are predicted to win without conceding a goal.

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