KV Oostende 0-1-2, RSC Anderlecht 1-2-0
8/28/20 2:45 pm
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KV Oostende is hosting RSC Anderlecht at Versluys Arena in round 4 in Belgian Pro League.
Oostende is one of the weakest teams in the Belgian Pro League, and they have only 2 wins in their last 16 games, dating back to the last season. This season hasn’t started well for Oostende, and with only 1 point from their 3 games, Oostende is in 17th place, which is the relegation playoff spot. In their most recent Pro League match against Sint-Truidense on the road, Oostende has had 47% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, and 5 corner kicks. It was a tough game where Oostende had an extra player after Sint-Truidense conceded a red card in the 42nd minute, and in the 71st minute, Oostende had a penalty kick, which they missed. This match ended in a 0-0 draw. Vandendriessche is the only goalscorer for Oostende with 1 goal so far this season. Bataille is suspended because of the red card. Oostende ended the last season in 15th place with only 22 points, 29 scored goals, and 58 conceded goals, but they were lucky enough that the league decided not to relegate anyone because of the Covid-19 pandemic, otherwise we wouldn’t be seeing Oostende in the Pro League this season.
Anderlecht is still undefeated in the Pro League so far this season, but they have 2 draws in their first three games of the season. During their first three games, Anderlecht has scored 6 goals, while conceding 4 goals, and it’s safe to say that their defense is not playing well. Anderlecht ended the last season in 8th place, and they will not be playing in the Europa League or the Champions League this season. Dimata has scored 2 goals for Anderlecht so far, while Tau, Doku, and Mykhaylichenko all have 1 goal. In their last Pro League match against Mouscron at home, Anderlecht was the better team with 77% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, and 12 corner kicks. Anderlecht had the lead from the 63rd minute, and an extra player since the 40th minute, but they got sloppy after the lead, and in the 93rd minute, Anderlecht have conceded a goal. The final score was 1-1, which was certainly a disappointment for Anderlecht. With 5 points, 6 scored goals, and 4 conceded goals, Anderlecht is in 5th place, 4 points away from the top. As of this season, Anderlecht has the new head coach, Vincent Company, a former Manchester City captain. Company will bring a huger experience with him, and a dose of defensive knowledge, something Anderlecht desperately needs. Anderlecht is a good team, and once their defense is settled, I expect them to be in the title race this season.
Oostende was known to surprise Anderlecht at home over the years, but they are in terrible form at the moment. Anderlecht has disappointed last week, but I see them winning this one the road because they are the better team with more depth and quality.