AS Eupen vs Gent
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Sunday, 19 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stadion am Kehrweg, Eupen.
AS Eupen barely saved the elite class status last year, finishing lock on points with the relegated Mechelen side at the end of the regular season.
They will clearly have a mountain to climb to repeat such accomplishment this time about given they lost each of three opening games of the new campaign.
Not only had they lost these ties, but they shipped as many as 13 goals along the way as each of losses came by three or more goals difference.
It’s thus very hard to predict anything else but a one-sided affair in Gent’s favour when these two teams take on each other in the last game of the Matchday No 4 on Sunday evening at Stadion am Kehrweg.
The visitors started off in a slower fashion, but they’ll come into this high on confidence after winning three on the trot in all competitions.
The Buffalos eliminate Polish runners-up Jagiellonia Bialystok 4-1 on aggregate in the third round of Europa League qualifications and they stormed past Waasland-Beveren 4-1 at home in the previous First Division A affair.
AS Eupen vs Gent: Head-to-head
- Gent have a positive head to head record in matches with Pandas.
- The Buffalos won 5, drew 1 and lost 2 of 8 games against AS Eupen.
- Nevertheless, Pandas took four points from last two home encounters with Gent.
AS Eupen vs Gent: Prediction
Gent’s victory is one of the safest bankers of the weekend based on team’s displays at the start of the season. Claude Makelele is desperate to fix the obvious defensive holes, but it’s really hard to see the improvement coming against the in-form Gent side.
The Canadian striker Jonathan David was spectacular in the last weekend’s thumping of Waasland-Beveren as he bagged a brace within seven minutes after coming on from the bench to play the final 20 minutes of the game.
He is team’s top scorer with three goals so far in the season and he could well get the chance to make the starting line-up and keep his spell of amazing form going against the struggling opposition.
AS Eupen vs Gent: Bet Tips
Gent to win @ 2/3 (1.67)
Gent Over 1.5 Team goals @ 3/5 (1.60)