Eupen vs Gent
Belgian First Division A
Date: Sunday, 23th October, 2016
Kick-off: 19:00 UK
Venue: Stadion am Kehrweg.
We were able to enjoy in all games played by AS Eupen this year, mainly because the number of goals in those matches were insanely high. They are currently holding the negative record of conceding 26 goals in ten games, ranked as the worst defense in the league. This weekend they will be facing the runners up from the previous season Gent and we should witness another high scoring match.
The Chiefs have suffered one of the biggest defeats in the last couple of years, during the Europa League mid-week action. Shakhtar Donetsk thrashed Gent 5-0 and left them with very small hope to reach the playoffs. Logically, their focus will be transferred to domestic matches, so the importance of the clash against Eupen is bigger than usual. Potential three points would allow Gent to get back in the race for the top with Anderlecht.
Eupen vs Gent: Head-to-Head Stats
Not many games were played between Eupen and Gent in the past, mainly because of the fact the hosts were members of lower divisions. All four duels so far were convincingly won by The Chiefs, so it would be very bald to expect anything else but away victory. The total goal difference so far is 2-11.
Eupen vs Gent: Prediction
The quality, history and tradition are on the side of Gent for this one. It will be very hard for Eupen to avoid relegation this year. They have presented themselves as a very open and aggressive team, but the lack of quality is obvious. There will plenty of exciting actions in this Belgian First Division fixture. But this will ultimately result in a Gent victory at the end of 90 minutes.
Eupen vs Gent: Betting Tips
Gent to win at 1.72 (8/11)
Both teams to score at 1.66 (4/6).