Gent vs Oostende
Date: Thursday, 24th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Ghelamco Arena (Gent).
There is a big disparity between them as far the league table is concerned. With an 11 point lead over their opponents for Thursday, Gent will be looking for a win in this Cup match.
Gent has won 3 and lost the remaining of their recent matches in all competitions. They scored in all the recent 4 matches in that period and 3 games had more than 2.5 goals in total as well. A 7 match unbeaten run which includes 6 wins is going on for the Buffalos right now. In 4 of those 7 matches, the score had over 2.5 goals at the full-time whistle.
A 3-1 win over St Truiden helped them qualify for the semi-finals against Oostende, who are much worse than the latter recently.
With easier opposition in their primary rounds, De Kustboys were able to get here. The only real challenge was the last match against Eupen, which they won by a single goal. Gent will be their toughest opposition in this year’s Cup competition so far.
Only one win came in their previous 5 matches across Belgium. That was the Cup win against Eupen. At present they are on a 3 match winless run in the league. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 3of their last 5 matches but they only have a clean sheet in that period.
Away from home, they are losing matches at frequent intervals, with 3 losses in their last 5 matches on the road. The two recent away games were lost by the team from Oostende against Mouscron and Standard Liege.
With an unconvincing form, I think the Cup run of the visitors will end in the semi-finals this year.
Gent vs Oostende: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both the teams have 2 wins each in their last 5 meetings across all venues.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 matches between them.
- Gent has scored 2 or more goals in the latest 4 matches against this opposition.
- They both have a win from the last 5 h2h games played at this ground.
- Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those previous 5 matches.
Gent vs Oostende: Prediction
In their previous 4 home matches, the hosts have kept a clean sheet. Oostende have scored a goal per game in their 22 league matches, but I don’t think they will score in this upcoming match. So we can bet on the hosts to keep a clean sheet with 2.25 odds.
Gent has scored 2 or more goals in 3 of the last 5 h2h matches across all venues. They also found the same number of goals in their 3 recent matches in front of the home fans. Also, the visitors conceded the same amount of goals per game in 4 of their last 5 matches on the road. So with the scoring streak of the hosts, we can bet on them to score 2 or more goals with 2.50 odds.
Gent vs Oostende: Betting Tips
Gent to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25 (5/4).
More than 2.5 team goals by Gent @ 2.50 (6/4).