Gent vs Anderlecht
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Friday, 7 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Ghelamco Arena (Gent).
Unbeaten at home in their past twelve fixtures, it goes without saying that Ghelamco Arena has been an absolute fortress for Gent this term. With Anderlecht’s failing to pick up a win in their last five visits here, count on the hosts to eye all three points for the taking on Friday.
Gent vs Anderlecht Head to head (h2h)
- Their last matchup finished in a 3-3 draw.
- Two of their past five meetings have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in just two of their previous eight clashes.
- Four of their last ten encounters have ended as a tie.
- Anderlecht have registered the win just twice in their past ten fixtures. (W-2, D-4, L-4)
Gent vs Anderlecht Prediction
Gent have been tasting nothing but success in their last four fixtures on the trot in the top flight. Their previous clash on the road saw them breeze past KV Mechelen with three unanswered goals to their name. While at home, they took down Genk with a thumping 4-1 scorecard.
It is also worth mentioning that the hosts are currently playing second fiddle to table-toppers Club Brugge with forty-eight points in the bag.
On the other hand, Anderlecht are dwelling way below them on ninth with a fifteen-point deficit to scale. The visitors are on a two-match winning streak of their own though, as we speak, with their most recent victory coming against Mouscron by a narrow 1-0 scoreline.
Be that as it may, the guests have been hot and cold this season, especially on the road. Miserably, they have just two wins to boast of from their previous five outings across various competitions.
In sharp contrast, Gent have been branded as the best home team in the cluster, and are yet to feature at the losing end here. Taking into account that they have also made no mistake in securing the bragging rights in their last three meetings with this foe at home, a defeat is certainly looming large for Anderlecht this week.
Furthermore, the hosts have been scoring goals at will here, and have racked up a total of thirty-two goals up till now, which is four more than the second-best tally.
Meanwhile, Anderlecht have been a nervous bunch in their own defensive third on the road, and have conceded fourteen goals so far at various venues.
Considering that their last h2h meeting here was also a high scoring affair, expect over 2.5 goals on the charts by all means in this one.
Gent vs Anderlecht Betting tips
Gent to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).