Gent vs Kortrijk
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Saturday, 15 August 2020
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Ghelamco Arena (Gent)
Two teams that have lost the first game this season will meet this Saturday at Gent. The home team is 13th in the table after the away defeat to St.Truiden. The opponents scored very early in the first half and even though the Buffaloes equalized, they went on to win 2-1. But they are still one of the best teams in the league, so we can expect them to win this one at home.
Kortrijk managed to finish last year in the 11th spot. Even in that situation, they did well in attacking scoring the most number of goals among the bottom six sides. So they can hurt even the best teams if their attack is on song.
Gent vs Kortrijk: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The buffaloes are on a four-match winning streak against this opposition.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in three of their last five head to head games.
- Both sides found the back of the net in three of those games across all venues.
- The home team is on a six-match winning streak at this ground against Kortrijk.
- Four of those six matches here had more than 2.5 goals in total.
Gent vs Kortrijk: Prediction
The home side looks better among the two on paper. But they had a similar advantage over St. Truiden too which resulted in a defeat. But they are doing well at home ground with only one defeat in six previous games here. Also, they have a winning streak going on against this opposition here.
Another major trend in head to head games is most of them were high scoring affairs. Four recent meetings here had more than 2.5 goals. Three previous away games of Kortrijk also had a similar scoreline. The hosts have problems in the back as they have conceded in every single home game since December 2019. So I am backing a high scoring game with both teams getting in the score sheet.
Gent vs Kortrijk: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.57 (4/7).
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).