KV Oostende - Club Brugge: Club Facts

The league match at Jan Breydel is still a sweet memory, but in Oostend Club awaits a tough cup game which will be difficult to predict against a team that got a shot of confidence this weekend. Learn more about the match with our Club Facts.

RELIABLE SIMON

Hans Vanaken scored his 65th goal for Club last Saturday, but also missed a penalty kick. It was his second miss in fifteen attempts from the spot.

 

Siebe Schrijvers showed his great form again. He was decisive for the fourth game in a row.

 

Simon Mignolet kept a clean sheet for the tenth time in the league, which is the best statistic in the biggest leagues in Europe.

 

Clinton Mata can play his 50th game for the blue and black on Wednesday.

NEW RECORDS

Club Brugge conceded six goals in sixteen league games which breaks the 2004-05 record when Club conceded eight goals in the first sixteen fixtures.

 

The number of clean sheets is a new record as well, breaking the 2000-01 one when Club had 10 clean sheets after sixteen matches.

 

We have to go back to the 2004-05 season when a Belgian club had gathered 39 points in the opening sixteen matches and was still playing in Europe. That club was ... Club Brugge. At that time the blue and black had 41 points and were in the UEFA Cup group stage.

 

Since the introduction of the play-offs, it's the first time a club gathered so many points while playing European matches.

BUSY CUP SCHEDULE

After the 0-3 win againt Francs Borains, KVO is Club's next opponent in the Belgian cup. Club, the record holder, is in the 1/8th final for the 43rd time since 1963 and faces Oostende for the second time in the cup. In 1997 Club beat Oostende at Jan Breydel 4-1 with goals by Fadiga, Verheyen en Ilic.

 

Oostende, who went through following a 0-2 win against Mandel United, hope to relive the 2016-17 season when they reached the final.

 

The winner of this duel will have a spot in the quarter-finals which will be played on Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18 of Thursday 19 December.

FOURTH CUP GAME WITH LARDOT

Jonathan Lardot has been appointed referee for this 1/8th final. He will be assisted by Laurent Conotte and Romain Devillers. Frederik Geldhof is the fourth official.

 

The 35-year-old referee will whistle an official game of Club for the 24th time. In the previous 15 away games where he was the man in black, Club won six times, drew level on five occassions and lost four. In the Belgian Cup Lardot has been the referee for three matches which resulted in a win, a draw and a defeat. Both games between Oostende and Club Brugge when Lardot was the referee, resulted in a win for Club.

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