Anderlecht vs Gent
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Thursday, 31 October 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Lotto Park (Anderlecht).
Anderlecht will be looking to capitalize on their positive momentum this Thursday as they lock horns with counterparts Gent, who have so far disappointed their travelling faithful.
Anderlecht vs Gent Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash here ended in a stalemate.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together just once in their previous ten games.
- Only one of their past five meetings have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- The final scores have been level four times in their last ten encounters.
- Gent have registered a win just once in their previous five matchups here, as opposed to Anderlecht who have come out on top twice.
Anderlecht vs Gent Prediction
The hosts extended their unbeaten run in all competitions, to five games last week, after they salvaged a point in their clash with Eupen on the road. Be that as it may, Anderlecht have tasted success in just half of their previous four games in the top flight.
As of now, Vincent Kompany’s men are currently eleventh in the table, eight points behind counterparts Gent. The away side have not admitted defeat in their last two games in the First Division A either. Their last matchup on the road saw them pick a point off of St Truiden. Prior to which, they took down Wassland-Beveren at home with two unanswered goals to their name.
However, Gent have not looked sharp on the road this season. As far as statistics go, they are currently the third-worst away side in the cluster. The guests have not secured the bragging rights in any of their last two visits to this venue either, making them the obvious underdogs to come away with all three points.
Nevertheless, it needs saying that the visitors have so far avoided defeat in three of their last five outings by forcing their foes to share the spoils with them. Taking into account that their previous meeting with the hosts here also ended in a draw, the safest punt would be a double chance backing either a tie or Anderlecht to win.
Furthermore, despite the home advantage, the hosts have scored just seven goals from their last six games here. Gent have not shown any conviction in the final third as well, and have failed to find the back of the net in their last two trips on the road.
Considering that their previous five head to head clashes on the trot at Lotto Park have also been low scoring ones, expect a goal or two at the most on the final scorecards this week.
Anderlecht vs Gent Betting tips
Double chance Anderlecht or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).