Royal Antwerp vs Gent
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Saturday, 22 August 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Bosuilstadion (Antwerp).
Royal Antwerp has stumbled in the league at the start and has descended from their fourth position last season to the 13th spot after just two matches in the schedule.
They are likely to make a comeback, and playing at home will be the best shot; especially after losing 2-1 on the road against Cercle Brugge last time out.
Gent will be lesser favorites coming in with a losing streak at the start of the new season. The former season runners-up had a slight dip in form and coupled with their poor away form, the odds are well against the Buffalos for an easy win at Antwerp.
With hopes to get something out of the clash, they will visit after a 1-2 loss at home against Kortrijk in the previous league clash.
Royal Antwerp vs Gent Head-to-head (h2h)
- Half of their last ten fixtures have ended in a draw.
- The host has recorded three of the last five overall wins.
- Both teams have scored in the recent four meetings.
- Their previous encounter resulted in a 1-1 draw.
- The teams have averaged 3.2 goals at this venue since 2001.
Royal Antwerp vs Gent Prediction
It has not been the start that both teams would have expected, and they have lost games which were in their hand by losing the lead. Even though finding goals isn’t hard, keeping the defense tight has been the problem for both.
Based on that stat, we can expect both sides to see the back of the net in ninety minutes. Besides, their combined scoring average in h2h clashes at this venue is 3.2 goals. So, the tip for under 3.5 goals will probably be the best bet for the punters.
Choosing a winner of the two is really hard considering both teams had great track records last season. The double chance will be the safest bet, and it will be ideal to favor the host holding the ground advantage in the game.
Royal Antwerp vs Gent Betting tips
Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Double chance: Antwerp or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).