Gent vs Club Brugge
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Sunday, 8 April 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: GHELAMCO-arena (Gent).
Gent broke into the second place in the First Division A standings after an impressive 0-2 win over Anderlecht in the opening fixture of the Championship Round playoffs. Brecht Dejeagere and substitute Yuya Kubo bagged goals at Stade Constant Vanden Stock. The Buffalos will thus head into the derby of the Matchday with table-toppers Club Brugge high on confidence which promises a spectacle on Sunday at GHELAMCO-arena.
Blauw-Zwart could practically book the title with a three-pointer here. The visitors have a huge nine-point cushion at the top of the ladder and they’ve also made a positive start to the Championship Round beating Genk 1-0 at home. It was Lioe Refaelov who made no mistake from the spot in the third minute of the stoppage time at Jan Breydelstadion.
It was the third straight win for Ivan Leko’s side in general. The streak will be on a massive test given that the Buffalos have been pretty inspired in the final third lately. Gent have scored two or more goals in each of last six league outings. Roman Yaremchuk has been the ain catalyst for Gent’s recent rise in form bagging four goals in last five appearances. He skipped the trip to the capital last weekend, but the Ukrainian forward should be in the squad for this clash with Club Brugge.
Gent vs Club Brugge: Head-to-head
Club Brugge have been somewhat more successful over the history.
Blauw-Zwart lead the head to head tie by 13 wins ahead of the 67th meeting with Gent.
The Buffalos have, however, been better in matches at GHELAMCO-arena where they have won 15 and lost 12 of 34 games with Club Brugge.
Gent vs Club Brugge: Prediction
Gent have been playing attacking football lately and we expect them to initiate a high-scoring contest with the leaders.
Also, since the hosts have indeed been on fire recently, we must admit the 2.50 odds offered for the home win look quite tempting.
Gent vs Club Brugge: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.80
Gent to win @ 2.50