There are only a few kilometers between Bruges and Oostende, but from a footballing point of view the gap is considerable. The hosts are the runners-up and have won the title 15 times. Only the RSC Anderlecht can top this yield – although with more than twice the number very clearly.
Bruges vs Oostende Betting Predictions and Odds
The FCB is currently enthroned again at the top of the table. However, had to be taken before the recent international break the first season defeat at the Derby in Antwerp. Nevertheless, the Flemish have a comfortable lead of five points on the buffaloes from Ghent after half of the regular season.
Of so far only one defeat is far away on the North Sea coast in Ostend: Already nine of the 15 league games were lost. Third is the KV one of the weakest team in the Jupiler League. The sporty descent from recent years continues unabated.
In the match between Bruges and Oostende, the tip still aims to ensure that the guests lose a maximum of three goals difference. In addition, at least two goals of the hosts can be predicted. A shooting festival is not to be expected this time because the kickers from the canal city will save their energy. The reason is the all-important Champions League match next week.
It decides whether the FCB can claim third place against Galatasaray, whereby the international business would continue at least in the Europa League. The Brugge against Oostende prediction goes hand in hand with five units.
Bruges – Statistics & Current Form
Just over a week ago, the Blue-Blacks celebrated their 128th birthday. For the third oldest club in the country, there is often reason to be in a good mood.
In the Jupiler League, the first place is taken, which is why there is a great hope that the next title at the end of the season can be retracted. The upcoming match at the Jan Breydel Stadium will probably be contested, as mentioned, but in a few days a crucial match in the premier class in Istanbul at Galatasaray is pending.
Although this is only about the third place, but in Bruges one would of course like to spend the winter in Europa League.
The new coach Philippe Clement, who has been kicked off by the Genk champion, will also have to draw on some players who have kicked the ball during their international break for their respective nations. An example is the attacker Percy Tau. The 25-year-old was in South Africa qualifying for the next edition of the Africa Cup.
This also applies to his offensive colleague Hans Vanaken. The two-year-older player was allowed to play in the last European Championship qualifier of the Belgians last Tuesday over the full distance against Cyprus. However, he scored no goal, while the remaining Red Devils let it crash once again in the 6-1 home win in Brussels.
Expected formation of Bruges:
↳ Mignolet – Mechele – Kossounou – Deli – Sobol – Balanta – Vormer – Tau – Okereke – Vanaken – Schrijvers
Last matches from Bruges:
⚽️ 10.11.2019 – Antwerp vs. Bruges 2: 1 (First Division A)
⚽️ 06.11.2019 – PSG Vs. FC Bruges 1-0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 02.11.2019 – Club Bruges vs. Kortrijk 3: 0 (First Division A)
⚽️ 30.10.2019 – SV Zulte-Waregem vs. FC Bruges 0: 2 (First Division A)
⚽️ 27.10.2019 – Club Brugge vs.. Standard Liège 1: 1 (First Division A)
Ostend – Statistics & Current Form
Oostende joined the Jupiler League six years ago. Initially, the coastal club moved quite inconspicuously with two tenth places in the midfield, but then the KV began to fly high.
Fourth and fifth were even sniffed at the Europa League, failing first to the UEFA criteria for participation and 2017 missed the qualification against Marseille in the third round. As fast as it went up, so deep was the following case in the recent past.
In the previous year, only the 14th place jumped out and currently the same rank is occupied. Of course, in a league with 16 teams, this is not very pleasing for the “Kustboys”. The squad is now only weakly occupied and coach Kare Ingebrigsten, who took over the office until the summer, must also currently do without some players.
Amongst others, Croatian newcomers Ante Palaversa from Haiduk Split and Robbie D’Haese fall in midfield. Especially abroad, Oostende has presented this season predominantly only as willing points supplier. The kickers from the North Sea started with a victory at the champions in Brussels, followed by no more threesome.
Instead, it put down no less than five defeats. Once, at least one point could be obtained by a draw at Kortrijk. Primarily the offensive is a problem abroad. So scored six away matches in seven away games. In the recent games at Waregem and St. Truiden arrive at the respective bankruptcies no goals.
In view of these figures, it is hardly surprising that the Bruges tend towards Ostend odds unambiguously towards a home win.
Expected formation of Ostend:
↳ Dutoit – Skuslason – Sane – Faes – Bataille – Vandendriessche – Canesin – Jonckheere – Hjulsager Sylla – Sakala
Last matches from Oostende:
⚽️ 09.11.2019 – Oostende vs. Royal Excel Mouscron 2: 2 (First Division A)
⚽️ 02.11.2019 – VV St. Truiden vs.. Oostende 1: 0 (First Division A)
⚽️ 29.10.2019 – Oostende vs. Sporting Charleroi 0: 1 (First Division A)
⚽️ 26.10.2019 – SV Zulte-Waregem vs. Oostende 2: 0 (First Division A)
⚽️ 19.10.2019 – Oostende vs. KAS Eupen 2: 3 (First Division A)
Bruges vs Oostende Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The first leg last August, Bruges won 2-0. It was the fifth win in a row in this pairing. In addition, the home statistics clearly falls in favor of the home side. No match against own backdrop in the last 20 years was lost (9-1-0)! From the statistical perspective, therefore, it is clear that the distribution of the Bruges against Oostende odds is underpinned to the benefit of the vice-champion.
Bruges vs Ostend Betting Predictions and Odds Provided by PicksSoccer.com
Oostende has for some years with the Versluys Arena a fancy stadium, which is located only a few meters from the North Sea beach. But as modern as it is small with a capacity of less than 9,000 spectators. Meanwhile, however, the claims have been cut back accordingly at the KV.
After the almost complete retreat of the industrialist Marc Coucke, who no longer acts as president and skin shareholder, it is also downhill athletic. It certainly plays a role here, that now the financial resources are less available. The team is weak and has taken in the season so far a continuous place in the table cellar.
⭐️ Bruges vs Oostende Betting Odds & other interesting betting prediction:
Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ YES
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ NO
Key Facts – Bruges vs Oostende tips
⭐️ Ostend has not won in ten match days (0-3-7)
⭐️ Bruges has a very important match in the Champions League next week
⭐️ The home side are leaders in the Jupiler League
Only avoiding relegation is already the sole seasonal goal. In Brugge against Oostende, the tip includes at least two goals from the home side, with parallel predicts that the KV does not lose more than three goals difference. For the latter prediction speaks the well-filled calendar on the side of Blauw-Zwart.
The Clement team will be looking to save Galatasaray’s power for the heavyweight match next week, with the decision to claim third place in the group and qualifying for the Europa League. On top of that, some offensive players have been playing internationals in the past two weeks, resulting in a physical handicap for the club.