Oostende vs Gent
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Sunday, 15 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Versluys Arena (Oostende).
Gent have been coping well in their recent visits to Versluys Arena. With Oostende yet to hit the ground running here this term, count on the visiting contingent to settle for nothing less than the win on Sunday.
Oostende vs Gent Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous fixture saw Oostende lose 2-0.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their last five meetings.
- Four of their past five clashes have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- The final scores have finished level in three of their previous ten matchups.
- Gent have registered the win six times in their past fifteen encounters. (W-6, D-4, L-5)
Oostende vs Gent Prediction
Oostende made a swift return to losing ways after Eupen edged past them on the road with a narrow 1-0 scoreline. Despite recording more shots on target than their counterparts in that matchup, the hosts were far from clinical in their efforts, subsequently making the trip back home empty-handed.
The home side have now picked up the win just once in their last five games in all competitions, and are deservedly just two places away from hitting rock bottom in the First Division A.
Meanwhile, Gent bounced back from their 1-0 defeat to Sporting Charleroi in the Belgium Cup, by pulling off a 2-0 victory over Waregem at home. The guests are currently on a two-match winning streak in the top flight and are sitting second on the table, right behind leaders Club Brugge.
It is also worth mentioning that Gent have admitted defeat just once in their last five outings in the league. Furthermore, the visiting contingent are unbeaten their previous three trips to this stadium.
Taking into account that, Oostende have just one win to boast of from their past six clashes on home soil as well, count on Gent to come away with all three points in the bag this weekend.
Furthermore, in all honesty, the visitors have not been as threatening on the road as they are at home. So far, they have conceded thrice as many goals in their outings as they have at Ghelamco Arena.
On the other hand, Oostende have failed to get their names on the scoresheet just once in their last five games here, and have scored eight goals from those fixtures alone.
Taking into account that both teams found the back of the net together in their previous h2h meeting here too, expect neither side to have a clean sheet intact at the end of the ninety minutes this weekend.
Oostende vs Gent Betting tips
Gent to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).