Roma vs Gent Prediction & Match Preview

Roma vs Gent
Europa League
Date: Thursday, 20 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).

In normal scenario, Roma should cruise towards a win. They are from the far superior Italian league, have the home advantage, and are taking on Gent from the Belgian First Division A. However, current form of both – indicate that the guests Gent might be the slight favorite here.

Roma vs Gent Head-to-head (h2h)

  • These two had clashed twice before, and both the games had come in the Qualifying Rounds of the 2009-10 Europa League. Then, Roma recorded wins in both the fixtures.
  • The combined scoreline for the two games was 10-2, in favor of the Italians.

Roma vs Gent Match Preview

Roma were held to a 2-2 draw at home, by Wolfsberger AC, in their last group stage game. 

The result indicated the struggles the Romans are going through – as they were unable to deliver a win in front of the home crowd, against an inferior squad, that too after obtaining an early lead.

In the meantime, Gent recorded a 2-1 win at home, against Oleksandriya in their final match in the group stage. 

On contrary to the case of Roma, this was a typical match from Gent, showcasing the form the Belgian club have been in this season.

They are the defending champions of the Belgian top flight, but are facing intense competition from Club Brugge for the crown. However, it needs to be noted that these two clubs have maintained their goal-scoring form from the prior seasons, and have amassed the most number of goals so far in the First Division A, this campaign.

Roma vs Gent Prediction

Roma are on a three-match losing run, and a five-game winless streak. They have also conceded a total of nine goals from their prior three fixtures, and a total of 13 from the last five.

At home, they are on a run of four winless match-ups, and had lost three of those. They have also failed to keep clean sheets in 17 of their previous 20 home matches, and conceded two or more goals in four of their preceding six fixtures.

On the other hand, Gent are on a seven-match unbeaten run, of which six were wins. They are also on a live streak of four wins on the road, and scored three or more goals in their past three road trips. They have also scored thrice or more in five of their last six matches, and twice or more in 15 of their past 23 overall games.

Taking into account these observations, we arrive to the conclusion that, Gent should be able to record a handicapped win, after a tough set of ninety minutes. However, do note that the opponents Romans are from a superior league, and that they have the home advantage as well.

Moreover, Roma hold a 100% winning record over this rival, and registered a 10-2 combined scoreline from the prior two h2h clashes. As such, at least once should the hosts score a goal, and thus bring returns for the BTTS bet.

Roma vs Gent Betting Tips

  • Gent +1.5, +2 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).
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