Club Brugge vs KV Oostende
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Thursday, 25 January 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK
Venue: Jan Breydelstadion (Brugge).
Club Brugge made a roughs start to the year barely pulling out a 2-2 draw away at Antwerp after two stoppage time goals. Can they return on the winning ways and preserve the nine-point cushion at the top of the league standings on Thursday when they are to close the mid-week’s Matchday with the home clash against the bottom-half KV Oostende side.
The visitors have been playing hot and cold throughout the season, but they’ve opened the year in a promising fashion claiming a 2-1 win at home over Kortrijk at the weekend. Zarko Tomasevic and Nicolas Lombaets bagged two early goals to open up the way for De Kustboys to snatch a three-pointer in front of the home crowd.
Backing up that win and getting the result at Jan Breydelstadion will, however, be a massive challenge for the visitors as they are to come face to face with the league’s strongest side on Thursday. FCB have been just brutal in front of the home fans where they are yet to drop points in this term of First Division A. This includes a run of 11 consecutive league wins at home for the team led by Ivan Leko.
The Croatian manager particularly be thrilled with his team’s attacking displays since Club Brugge have notched at least three goals in each of last six home matches. Abdoulay Diaby and Ruud Vormer have been the most lethal of Leko’s attacking options combining the total of 17 goals and annulling a rather modest campaign of team’s star striker Jelle Vossen who only has five goals to his name in 19 appearances.
Club Brugge vs KV Oostende: Head-to-head
The head to head stats also confirm Brugge’s domination as they’ve won 13 of 17 matches against KV Oostende.
FCB have won 7 and drawn 1 of 8 home ties against De Kustboys.
Each of last three head to head games have seen both teams on the scoresheet.
Club Brugge vs KV Oostende Prediction:
Club Brugge to win