Oostende is searching for a new coach as it became known on Wednesday night that Genoa paid the clause of 2 million euros to make coach Alexander Blessing their own. This is a huge loss, as we are talking about the „architect” of this team, who last season won the title for coach of the year in Belgium. Tonight’s match against Antwerp will be their first after the winter break, as the away game against Zulte Waregem was postponed due to covid-19 cases in the opposing team. Also, due to various reasons out of the squad are Rocha (21/0), Kvasina (15/1), Fortes (11/0), Osifo (7/0), Boonen (3/0), while D’Arpino (19/0) and Koziello (10/0) are doubtful. Antwerp lost a lot of points in the Jupiler Pro League during their participation in the Europa League groups, but from the end of October onwards they gained momentum and proved that they are rightly considered as one of the title contenders, with only two defeats in the last 10 matches in all competitions. With 7 points away from first place Royale Union SG and a game in hand, Antwerp will try to grab the three points in an open match.