Anderlecht vs Gent
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Sunday, 1 April 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Stade Constant Vanden Stock (Brussel).
Anderlecht are going to host Gent in the first round of Championship playoffs of Belgian First Division A. The hosts need to search for a winning streak, while the away side wants to snatch one of the places in the European cups.
The system of splitting points after the regular season allowed Anderlecht to get back in the title race. Now, they are six points behind Club Brugge and there’s ten more rounds to be played. They are enjoying a three-win streak which lifted them to the second place on the table. Hein Vanhaezebrouck’s side has been fairly productive, but their bad defensive work prevented them of winning more points. Their home record has been decent, however it was not expected that they allow three home defeats. If the hosts want to remain in the title race, they need to keep their streak going.
Gent finished at 4th position after regular stage and they are three points behind their rivals. This match is also very important for them and with a potential win Roman Yaremchuk and the lads could challenge the 2nd spot. Their defensive work is the best in the competition since they have conceded only 27 goals so far. The visitors have been putting fairly good displays when playing away from home and they could get one of the places in the European cups next season.
Anderlecht vs Gent: Head-to-head
These two sides have been played a lot of draw matches recently and in the last six occasions, four clashes ended without a winner. Anderlecht have been more successful lately and Gent managed to book their last win back in 2016. Although their matches used to be efficient, in the last four we were able to see only one goal.
Anderlecht vs Gent: Prediction
Home side should be able to continue their winning streak and they are favourites in this one.
Since Anderlecht’s defence is leaking too much this season, the visitors might use that chance and score at least once.
Anderlecht vs Gent: Bet Tips
Anderlecht to Win @ 2.20
BTTS Yes @ 1.80