Gent vs Anderlecht Predictions and Match Preview

Gent vs Anderlecht
Belgium-First Division A.
Date: Sunday, 20th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Ghelamco Arena (Gent).

Round 22 will see a match between two heavyweights of Belgian football meet, as Gent hosts the Purple and White at home.

The hosts are just 3 points below their opponents for Sunday. So the result of this match will be crucial for both sides in the long run. The Buffalos are 7th in the table scoring a healthy 38 goals. But the defense has made a mess conceding 36 goals in return. This will surely be a problem against Anderlecht on Sunday.

From their latest 5 competitive matches, Buffalos have won 3 and lost 2, one of those defeats coming in the last match against the current table-toppers Genk. Over 2.5 goals were scored in total at the full time in 3 of those 5 matches. At home, they are unbeaten in the last 6 matches in both Cup and the league and are on an active 3 match win streak as well. Four of those 6 games had more than 2.5 goals in total.

Visitors are equally strong in scoring like their opponents with a total of 37 goals scored in 21 matches. They are much better in defense, but the back line needs to improve after conceding more than a goal per match.

A 7 match winless run in the league and the Europa league ended with a win over Waasland-Beveren in their last league match. That 3-0 home win over the bottom-side will be a morale booster for them but Gent is not easy opposition.

The last 3 matches they played had over 2.5 goals in total at the full time. At present, the Sporting are on a 4 match winless run in away games which has 4 defeats included. Three of those matches on the road had more than 2.5 goals scored.

Gent vs Anderlecht: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Both teams shave won 2 matches each from the last 5 h2h matches across all venues.
  • Less than 2.5 goals came in all those previous 5 games.
  • Both Gent and Anderlecht have won a game each from the previous 5 h2h clashes held at this venue.
  • Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in total on 4 of those 5 games.

Gent vs Anderlecht: Prediction

The Buffalos have scored 2 or more goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches in all competitions. Meanwhile, the visitors have conceded 2 or more goals in 5 of their last 7 matches on the road also. So there is a high chance for that to repeat on Sunday and we can bet on the hosts to score 2 or more goals with 3.75 odds.

Hosts have found great form in front of the home crowd recently. With their 7 games unbeaten run and a 3 match active win streak here, they are definitely favorites to win this upcoming match. Also considering the poor winless away run of the Sporting we can bet on the hosts to win with 2.10 odds.

Gent vs Anderlecht: Betting Tips

  • The team from Gent to win @ 2.10 (11/10).
  • Gent: Over 2.5 team goals @ 3.75 (11/4).