Oostende vs Genk Belgium – First Division A Date: Sunday, 26 December 2021 Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET Venue: Versluys Arena.
KV Oostende will welcome Genk to the Versluys Arena this Sunday as the teams are set to clash on matchday 21 of First Division A.
Both teams have had a largely mediocre season and consequently sit in mid-table positions in the league table.
Given the form of the sides, a closely fought fixture is expected with the result up for anyone’s taking.
De Kustboys in their previous match defeated bottom of the table side Beerschot in a 0-2 score line away from home.
This marked only their second win in 9 fixtures as they have lost the other 7 fixtures. With 6 points from their preceding 5 matches, the club is 11th in the league, 4 points clear of the relegation playoffs.
Racing meanwhile held 3rd place Antwerp to a 1-1 draw at home on matchday 20. With 2 draws, 2 losses and a win in their last 5 league fixtures the club is 9th in the Belgian top-flight, 20 points behind the top of the table.
KV Oostende vs Genk Head-to-head
Both teams have taken 7 points in their last 5 league fixtures.
Oostende won both their clashes in 2021.
Both teams got on the score sheet in their previous 5 h2h fixtures.
The visitors have lost thrice in their last 12 trips to this venue.
KV Oostende vs Genk Prediction
The hosts have conceded nearly 2 goals on average this season per game and 18 goals in their last 5 matches. Consequently, they have conceded the most goals by a side outside the bottom 3 teams in the league.
With Genk having a healthy scoring record at home they should score at least twice against the poor defense of Oostende.
Six of Genk’s previous 7 away games have had an even score line. While four of the last five games at this venue witnessed an even number of goals. Considering the above, backing the fixture to involve an even number of goals does not sound like a bad shout.