Gent vs FC Olexandriya Prediction & Match Preview

Gent vs FC Olexandriya
Europa League
Date: Thursday, 12 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Ghelamco Arena (Gent).

Gent have already qualified for the next stage, and have the home advantage as well this Thursday. Meanwhile, Olexandriya have to deal with the away handicap, and the demotivation due to elimination too. Suffice it to say, Gent seem the apt candidate to post the win this coming match-day.

Gent vs FC Olexandriya Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The reverse fixture served to be the sole encounter between these two teams so far. Then Gent were held on the road to a draw, with a 1-1 scoreline.

Gent vs FC Olexandriya Prediction

Gent had to settle with a draw the fifth match-day in the Europa, as they were hosted by St. Etienne. In the competitive encounter, both sides could find the back of the net even once, and thus spoils were shared.

Meanwhile, Olexandriya were defeated at home the previous game week by Wolfsburg, with a 45th minute penalty. The match thus ended with a 0-1 scoreline, in favor of the Germans.

This Thursday, in regards to result, consider the mentality with which the teams will assemble on the pitch. Gent have secured qualification, and will be keen to keep the momentum going, while their opposite number have to deal with the lack of motivation due to being eliminated from further contests.

Moreover, Gent have the home advantage as well, and most importantly, they cannot relax yet, since the race to become the group champion is still on.

Wolfsburg are just below the Belgians, and trail by a single point. As such, a draw or loss could see the Germans take the pole spot. Therefore, Gent will try their best to deliver the win this this Thursday.

Furthermore, Gent are completely unbeaten in the competition, while their opposite number is still winless after the completion of the fifth match-day. They have also conceded the most number of goals, and have scored the least. And on the same note, Gent have scored the most number of goals in Group I, and have conceded the least.

Going on, Olexandriya are winless in their last nine matches on the road, while their counterparts are unbeaten in their previous 16 appearances in front of the home crowd. Impressively, they have also won 14 of these fixtures as well.

Also consider the fact that the Belgians have scored two or more goals in 14 of their preceding 15 home games, and that their opposite number managed to score a total of one goal from their previous five road fixtures.

Taking into account all these factors, a huge win is on the cards for Genk.

Gent vs FC Olexandriya Betting Tips

  • Gent -1, -1.5 Asian Handicap 1.70 (7/10)
  • Half Time/ Full Time: Genk/ Genk @ 1.83 (5/6).