Hoffenheim vs Gent
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 10 December 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: PreZero Arena.
Die Kraichgauer are the toppers of the table, and have a lead of three points over the second-placed Red Star Belgrade. And since the former have h2h superiority over the latter, the results of the final match-day does not matter to them.
They also have been unbeaten all through their campaign (one draw and four wins), and have scored the most number of goals in the group, while conceding just one in return.
Meanwhile, the Buffalos are the worst team of the lot. They are placed dead last and have already been eliminated. They have a 100% losing record in the tournament, and have scored the least number of goals.
Likely, expect a Hoffenheim win this Thursday at the PreZero Arena.
Hoffenheim vs Gent: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Sebastian Hoeneb’s men won 1-4 on the road in the reverse fixture. This has been the only h2h meeting between the teams so far.
- They have not locked horns against any other Belgian rival so far.
- Since 2001, Wim De Decker’s men have a single win against any German opponent.
Hoffenheim vs Gent: Prediction
Die Kraichgauer were held to a goalless draw the last match-day on the road, by Red Star Belgrade. In the meantime, the Buffalos lost 1-2 at home against Liberec the past game week.
Going on, Hoeneb’s men are at home, and are from the prestigious German top flight – one of the top-three leagues in Europe, while the Belgian First Division A is a far inferior domestic league.
In addition, the Germans were unbeaten in 23 of their last 29 overall match-ups, and remained so in ten of their preceding thirteen appearances at home. They have also scored two or more goals in eight of their former ten home fixtures.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a four-game losing run, and were winless in 12 of their past 15 overall match-ups. They were also winless in 11 of their past 14 road trips, and have a 100% losing record in h2h meetings.
As such, expect Hoffenheim to deliver a dominating performance this Thursday, and score in plenty as well at home.
Hoffenheim vs Gent: Betting Tips
To Win: Hoffenheim @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).