Royal Antwerp vs Gent
Belgian First Division A
Date: Sunday, 30 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Bosuilstadion (Deurne).
Antwerp and Gent are set to drop the curtain on the Matchday No 9 on Sunday evening when they take on each other at Bosuilstadion. Antwerp’s home patch was a fortress so far in the season as the Great Old won two and drew one of three matches there.
However, the hosts will come into this in lower spirits after suffering back-to-back defeats in last two matches. They shipped five goals in defeats to Sint-Truiden (league) and Mechelen (cup).
It will be the music to the ears of Jonathan David, Birger Verstraete & company. The mentioned duo combined eight goals between them so far in the season. David was rested in mid-week’s cup success against Excelsior Virton, while midfielder Verstraete played the entire game. Gent managed to claw their way to a 2-4 victory eventually, only thanks to late 89th and 90th minute goals from Awoniyi and Limbombe.
Royal Antwerp vs Gent: Head-to-head
The head to head record is all levelled a five wins each ahead of their 18th encounter.
Antwerp were more successful winning four of possible six points in two clashes against the Buffalos in the previous term of the competition.
Interestingly, just one of last five head to head affairs saw three or more goals scored.
Royal Antwerp vs Gent: Prediction
Gent have been very easy to break down lately and repairing defensive holes will be a major challenge for their boss Yves Vanderhaeghe coming into this.
The Buffalos conceded as many as four goals against the defending champions Club Brugge last weekend. They made it two or more shipped goals in each of last three games when they allowed two against the lower-division Excelsior Virton in mid-week.
We thus have to recognize the value of the 2.20 odds offered for the hosts to bag two or more goals here. Braver tipsters can shoot for the home win at 2.50.
Royal Antwerp vs Gent: Bet Tips
Antwerp Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.20 (6/5)
Antwerp to win @ 2.50 (6/4).