Gent vs Roma
Date: Thursday, 27 February 2020
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Ghelamco Arena (Gent).
AS Roma will be coming with the one-goal advantage from the first leg of the play-off. Genk has the home ground advantage to close in on the Italian side. However, we can expect a low scoring affair not more than 3.5 goals at Ghelamco Arena.
Gent vs Roma Head-to-head (h2h)
- Roma is unbeaten in all three meetings in 2009 and 2020.
- The host has conceded 11 goals while scoring 2 goals.
- Roma had won two games at home and one match on the road.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-0 home win for AS Roma.
Gent vs Roma Match preview
Perez C of Roma scored the difference between his team and Gent in the first leg of the play-off at Stadio Olimpico. Roma kept 53% ball possession in the game along with their 11 goal attempts.
Gent had 13 goal attempts with only four of those testing the goalkeeper. Roma played a more defensive style as accustomed to their Italian league.
But they did manage to find a few gaps to rally an attack. This is evident from the 6 corner kicks in ninety minutes against the two corners sufficed by the Belgian contingent.
Gent is already on a one-goal handicap before the match starts. They do have the home ground advantage against the Serie A side. The host will be on the back of a 4-1 home win against St. Truden in their previous match in Jupiler League.
On the other hand, AS Roma will be visiting with a 4-0 win at home against Lecce in their previous encounter in Serie A. If Gent wants to qualify for the next round, they will have to work hard to break down the Roma defense at Ghelamco Arena.
Gent vs Roma Prediction
Gent has five wins and a draw from their six home matches in Europa League so far this season. The home team has not lost at home for a long time as they have stayed unbeaten for the past 20 fixtures across all major contests.
In sharp contrast, Roma has been defeated five times in their prior 17 away fixtures in their overall schedule. In fact, Roma did suffer a defeat in one of their three away games in the Europa League tournament this season against Monchengladbach.
Despite being on this much disadvantage, Roma will have the upper hand as they have a one-goal lead. Since they are well known for their defensive play, Gent will need something extra to tear apart the visitor’s defense.
To make things worse, Gent has not succeded against Roma in any of their h2h clashes so far. Along with that, Gent could not even score a goal in the first leg clash. So, the odds are against the home team in the game.
Hence, the punters can go with a DNB upon AS Roma in the clash as they will probably hold on to their lead from the first leg. Also, we can expect under 3.5 goals within ninety minutes.
Gent vs Roma Betting tips
Draw no bet: Roma @ 1.57 (4/7).
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).