Gent vs Rapid Wien
Europe – UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Ghelamco Arena (Gent).
K.A.A. Gent shot themselves straight to the semi-finals in the Champions League qualifiers this season after finishing 2nd in the Belgian First Division.
Having suffered many defeats lately in the schedule, the host has their form made questionable. Their previous encounter was on the road and they lost to Eupen with a 2-1 score on the board.
In the meantime, Rapid Wien had a narrow 0-1 win at Lokomotiv Zagreb in the quarterfinals to reach close to the CL qualifier final.
They are not behind as the Austrian Bundesliga has started, and the visitor has started the new season campaign with a 4-1 win at home against the likes of Admira.
Gent vs Rapid Wien Head-to-head (h2h)
The teams have not met before in recent times.
Gent vs Rapid Wien Prediction
Gent is slightly on the downward slope in their schedule lately, but their defense has been better when playing at the comforts of home. However, the host enjoys the ground advantage in the game, which Laszlo Boloni will probably use to pick up his team from the recent dip in form.
On the other hand, Rapid Wien’s successive outings in the schedule will probably be limited to their domestic league. Besides, the Buffalos are a stronger squad than the visitors based on their league’s competition.
Since both teams haven’t met each other in recent times, the surprise factor will also play a role in deciding the result of the clash. With both teams likely to play defensively, the tip for under 3.5 goals will come in handy for the encounter.
And at home, Gent is likely to draw the first blood in the game. This also assures that they are likely to hold on to the lead after scoring the opener in most of their fixtures. Hence, the draw no bet over Gent will probably be the best bet for the punters.
Gent vs Rapid Wien Betting tips
Draw no bet: Gent @ 1.40 (2/5).
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Gent to score first @ 1.57 (4/7).