Westerlo vs Gent Prediction & Match Preview

Westerlo vs Gent Prediction and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Westerlo vs Gent
Belgian First Division A
Date: 27 May 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 17:15 UK / 18:15 CET
Venue: Het Kuipje (Westerlo).

Gent secured the first place in the Belgian UEFA Europa Conference League playoffs by winning the opening three matches in the group.

They’ve shared spoils in a 2-2 stalemate against Cercle Bruges last weekend but are still eight points clear at the top of the standings with just two games to go.

Hein Vanhaezebrouck’s men will be looking to finish this campaign unbeaten. Their positive streak could face a big challenge on Saturday afternoon at Het Kuipje where Gent will take on Westerlo in the penultimate round of the competition.

Westerlo will go into this on a high after a demolishing 3-0 victory over Standard Liege seven days ago at this very stadium.

The team’s top scorer Nene Dorgeles starred with a brace on the occasion. Westerlo have scored as many as eight goals in the last three outings and we certainly expect them to find the back of the net here against the attacking-minded Gent.

The visitors played an ultra-attacking game against Cercle Bruges last Saturday as we have seen as many as 14 shots on target combined by the two outfits on the occasion.

Knowing Gent have notched at least two goals in each of four games in this Conference League playoffs campaign, we have plenty of reasons to expect a goal fest on Saturday.

Westerlo vs Gent Head-to-head

  • Gent celebrated a 3-1 victory over Westerlo exactly a month ago at the start of the postseason Conference League playoffs.
  • Nevertheless, it is worth noting that Gent have only managed to beat Westerlo four times in the previous twenty visits to Het Kuipje.
  • We have seen at least four goals in five of the previous seven head to head meetings between the two teams.

Westerlo vs Gent Prediction

This match has goals in it and we have to take the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score pick as the main betting option at the odds of 1.72.

We will alternatively take the 2.87 odds offered for Nene Dorgeles to score anytime for the hosts following his brace in the last weekend’s drubbing of Standard Liege.

Westerlo vs Gent Betting Tips

  • Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score @ 1.72 (8/11)
  • Nene Dorgeles to score anytime @ 2.87 (15/8) odd.