Antwerp – Gent, First Division A Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR ANTWERP - GENT
For Antwerp, the match is far more important, as in a case of victory they would guarantee at 99% the third place, which is the big goal for the team. They have three more points than Standard Liege and a worse goal difference, both teams have two matches by the end of the season, but Liege play with Bruges and Genk, who are the strongest teams in the league and are looking for mandatory wins over the fight for the title, so the breakdown in form of Antwerp in recent weeks is somewhat logical.
Gent came after a great victory just above Standard Liege by 3-2 as a guest in the last round and in fact it became the first win for the team in these champion groups since they started two months ago. You can’t expect them to be at 100% in the match, but they still have chances to play playoffs to enter the Europa League, so the match for them is not just for the record.
It’s more logical for Antwerp to win, because they are the stronger team of the two at least this year and they are hosts. Gent have a weak defense and conceded a goal in every match in the groups, except at Anderlecht’s visit. We think the guests will also score because in recent games they show waking up, and as mentioned, Antwerp is quite relaxed in defense and has not conceded 5 goals in the last two games accidentally. Prediction – BTTS at 1.72.
Gent has no clean sheet in 19 consecutive games
Antwerp has just 2 clean sheets in the last 12 league games
ANTWERP TEAM NEWS
Buta (20/0 D) is out.
GENT TEAM NEWS
Chakvetadze (23/5 M), Derijck (17/1 D) are out. Dejaegere (33/2 M), Dompé (23/1 M) are under question.