Oostende will host Royal Antwerp at the Diaz Arena on Sunday in another round of the 2022-23 season of the Jupiler Pro League.
The hosts have had a largely difficult season and are currently in the relegation zone after 20 league games. They were beaten 2-1 by Mechelen in their last league game and would have counted on chances of an equalizer before a second-half red card for Adedapo Awokoya dashed their hopes of a comeback.
With only 17 points collected so far, Oostende is in 16th place in the league standings. They’ll be looking to shake off their latest results and get their first win of the year this week.
Royal Antwerp have meanwhile slowed the pace after a strong start to the season but remain in contention for European football. Beaten 2-0 in their last game against the in-form Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, they couldn’t complain after failing to create enough notable chances to change the score.
The guests are in third place in the league standings with 39 points and hope to be able to contribute to this result on Tuesday.
Oostende vs Royal Antwerp head-to-head and key figures
- There were 32 encounters between Oostende and Royal Antwerp. The hosts have won 10 of those games while the visitors have won 16 times. There were six draws between the two teams.
- The visitors have won their last three games in this encounter.
- The hosts have kept clean sheets in their last 11 games in this game, a run that dates back to 2018.
- Four of Oostende’s five league wins this season have come on home soil.
- Four of Antwerp’s five league defeats this season have come from away sides.
- De Kustboys have the worst defensive record in the Jupiler Pro League this season with 44 goals conceded.
Ostend vs Royal Antwerp prediction
Oostende have lost their last four league games straight away and their last five games in all competitions. However, they have had two wins in their last three home games and are hoping for a positive result this week.
Antwerp’s last result ended a seven-game unbeaten run in all competitions and they will aim to bounce back here. They are in much better form than their opponents and should prevail here.
forecast: Ostend – Royal Antwerp 1-3
Oostende – Royal Antwerp Betting Tips
Tip 1 – Result: Royal Antwerp
Tip 2 – Goals – Over/Under 2.5 – Over 2.5 goals (Five of the last six games between the two teams have produced more than 2.5 goals)
Tip 3 – Both teams to score: YES (Both teams have scored in all but two of their last seven matches)
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