Oostende vs Antwerp Prediction, Tips & Odds – 08.02.2024
Oostende vs Antwerp Prediction 08.02.2024. Cup matches are played in Belgium on Thursday. First Division Antwerp will host Oostende from the Belgian First Division B. The semifinals of this competition are being played.
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Oostende vs Antwerp Odds
Oostende Team News
In the Belgian First Division B, Oostende needs to play better this season. They have five wins and seven draws and lost matches each, scoring an average of less than one goal per match. In contrast, they have a strong defense that concedes fewer goals than most teams in the league.
In the last round, Ostend beat Lierse 2:1. They scored the first goal in the 29th minute and another in the second half. Lierse reduced the score to 2:1 in the 57th minute, but Oostende’s defense controlled the chances well until the end of the match.
In the quarter-finals of the Oostende Cup, they surprised RWDM by beating 2:0 and showed that they would be a worthy opponent to the favored Antwerp. They lost earlier to Deinze 1:0, drew with RSCA Futures 0:0, and lost to Beveren 2:0.
Antwerp Team News
Antwerp is currently in fourth place in the Belgian Pro League. They have 41 points, the same as Club Brugge. They lack as many as 17 points to reach Royale Union SG in first place, which will certainly only happen at the end of the competition.
In the quarter-finals of the Belgian Cup, Antwerp defeated Leuven away 3:2. We saw a strong start for both teams. Leuven scored a goal in the first attack, Antwerp responded with a penalty in the eighth minute and then took a 2:1 lead in the 18th minute. At the beginning of the second half, Antwerp already had an advantage of 3:1. Leuven only managed to reduce it to 3:2 in the 79th minute, so Antwerp went further in this competition.
He beat Antwerp Club Brugge 2:1 in the last round. They lost to Standard 1:0, to Eupen also 1:0, and beat Charleroi 4:1.
Oostende vs Antwerp H2H
Last season, Ostend was in the Pro League, but Antwerp beat them twice. In both matches, the result was 3:0.
Injuries and suspensions
Ostend: Alessandro Albanese, Dapo Mebude, Mohamed Berte
Antwerp: Anthony Valencia, Bjorn Engels, Michjel-Ange Balikwisha, Soumaia Coulibay, Ritchie De Laet, Elito Matazo, Vincent Janssen, Alhassan Yusuf
Oostende vs Antwerp Prediction
Antwerp showed last season that it is a class above Oostende. However, even though it is in a wrong place in the lower league, Oostende plays very well in the Cup. They play only solid defense and look for opportunities on the counterattack. It will not suit the players of Antwerp because they have been having problems lately in the attack. However, the visitors are the better team, and if they break Oostende’s defense in the first half, I will see more than one goal in the match. Antwerp is the favorite, and we expect them to win.
Kick-off Time: Thursday, 08.02.2024 8:00 PM Local time GMT +1 / 20:00 CET
Prediction: Antwerp & Over 1.5
Odds (When tipped): 1.92
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