Gent vs St. Truiden
Belgium – Jupiler League
Date: Saturday, 30 July 2022
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Ghelamco Arena.
Round Two of Belgian Jupiler League kick-start this week as Gent play host to the St. Truiden. These two sides will be seen crossing swords at Ghelamco Arena this Friday hoping to secure their first win in the tournament.
Gent suffered a highly underwhelming campaign last season, as they had their lowest league finish in the 21st century. The hosts picked up just 36 points from 46 games and ended the season in 14th place, winning just 3 league games in 2022. they now come here on the back of 3-game winless run across various competitions.
The hosts began this season with a 2-2 draw away to a 10-man Standard Liege, last weekend. They even lost the Belgian Super Cup to Club Brugge before that and had conceded a late equalizer to a Liege side that had been down to ten men for over 75 minutes.
On the other hand, St. Truiden finished the 2021/22 season at the mid-table on 9th spot securing 51 points from 34 matches. It was due to their narrow goal difference that they missed out on the Conference League Group promotion. They scored goals but had a lot of defensive issues at the same time.
Last time out, the visitors drew 1-1 in the First Division A tie with Union Saint-Gilloise. A run of hard-working displays by the Sint-Truiden defense has seen their conceding tally standing at 4 from their last 6 clashes overall. They even won 4 of their 6 club friendlies played before this season.
Gent vs St. Truiden Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both sides won 2 games each from their last 5 h2hs.
- All of their last 5 meetings saw scoring from both sides.
- Gent remain unbeaten at Ghelamco Arena since the last 3 h2hs.
Gent vs St. Truiden Prediction
Gent are unbeaten in their previous 2 matches played at home. They also remain unbeaten in 19 of their last 22 Jupiler Pro League games. The hosts now come here on the back of 3-game winless run across various competitions.
Meanwhile, St. Truiden have not won against Gent in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league. However they won the last 4 away games in row while maintaining 3 cleansheets on the spin.
We feel that a home win is likely as Gent tend to perform better at home ground and have better results against this rival at Ghelamco Arena.
Gent vs St. Truiden Betting tips
Gent to win @ 1.55 odds.
BTTS @ 1.95 odds.