West Ham vs Gent Prediction & Match Preview

West Ham vs Gent Europa Conference League Prediction by LeagueLane

West Ham vs Gent
UEFA Europa Conference League
Date: 20 April 2023, Thursday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: London Stadium (London).

West Ham will be looking to extend their unbeaten streak to four games on Thursday evening when they play host to Gent in the reverse fixture of the UEFA Europa Conference League quarterfinal.

The Hammers salved a point from the weekend’s clash against Premier League leaders Arsenal thanks to a brave performance at London Stadium.

David Moyes’ men showed character to avoid a defeat despite conceding two goals within the opening ten minutes of the affair.

They have thus earned some momentum ahead of the clash against Gent. The tie is still wide open after a 1-1 draw in the first leg played seven days ago at Ghelamco Arena.

West Ham are currently four points above the danger area in the Premier League table and they have a game in hand on the bottom-three rivals.

Gent, on the other side, hold the fourth place in the First Division A table and they will have a crucial clash against KV Oostende at the weekend to determine the top-four finish and the qualification for the Championship Round in the postseason action.

The team led by Hein Vanhaezebrouck are unbeaten in nine straight games in all competitions. They’ve eliminated Qarabag on penalties and Istanbul Basaksehir thanks to a 1-4 road win in the previous two Conference League matches.

West Ham vs Gent Head-to-head

  • West Ham and Gent did not have a chance to lock horns in the past.
  • Their lone H2H meeting occurred last Thursday when they played a 1-1 draw at Ghelamco Arena, as mentioned above.

West Ham vs Gent Prediction

Gent are unbeaten in nine straight outings but they are now up against a Premier League opposition and we can hardly see them avoiding a defeat at London Stadium. The Hammers can rescue the horrendous season with a continental trophy and we doubt they will waste it and finish the European adventure here against the Belgian rivals.

The home win is worth backing at the 1.61 odds, while we also like the 1.95 odds offered for the Over 2.5 goals FT bet, expecting the hosts to unlock the rivaling defense early on.

West Ham vs Gent Betting Tips

  • West Ham to win @ 1.61 (8/13)
  • Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.95 (19/20) odd.