Gent vs Saint-Etienne
Date: Thursday, 19 September 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Ghelamco Arena (Gent).
Gent has seen a major increase in quality in their performances this season. While last time around they were struggling to keep up with the pressure of the Pro League, at present they are flying high, and have built up quite some momentum to keep them going.
They won four of their total six fixtures in the competition so far and scored an astonishing sixteen goals in the process. To top it off, they have been nearly unstoppable in front of the home crowd, and their frontline has been amply chipping in with goals.
Quite opposite is the case of their opponents for the day. Saint-Etienne, from the Ligue 1, had ended in the fourth spot with some great performances, but they have failed to make any kind of an impact this campaign.
As of now, the squad possesses the 15th position in a table of 20, and have managed a total of just five goals. Moreover, their sole road victory in 2019-20 came against Dijon, easily the worst in the whole of French top division.
Gent vs Saint-Etienne Head-to-head (h2h)
- Only once have these two lined up against each other. In the 2014 fixture, Gent recorded a 2-0 scorecard to register the win.
Gent vs Saint-Etienne Prediction
Disregarding Wolfsburg, the race for the two spots in the Group will in all probability be between these two, and in that regards whoever wins this tie will record it against a direct rival.
The home advantage genuinely tips the scales in favor of the Belgians, especially when the away record of the French outfit is taken into account. To make things clearer – Etienne not only lost their last two road games but failed to find the back of the net in them as well. Moreover, their sole away wins this season came against the worst squad in the Ligue 1.
In addition, the guests were winless in seven of their former eight overall fixtures, whereas, Gent is unbeaten in their prior six, with five of them wins. They had also managed to score twice or more in five of these match-ups.
Most importantly, at this venue, the home team is on an eight-game winning run, with them recording a total of 27 goals in the process.
Finally, the sole fixture between the two so far had ended in a home win for the Belgians as well.
Consequentially, count on the hosts coming out on top this Thursday.
Gent vs Saint-Etienne Betting Tips
Double Chance: Gent or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Gent to Score the First Goal @ 2.00 (1/1).