After, finally, the Belgian standings have been updated, with all the scheduled games played, passing well and over the fog and storms, the 26th stage opens with this match with teams from opposite areas of the standings.
Gent is in 2nd place, with 49 points (9 points behind leader Brugge), and Eupen on 13, with 26 points (12 points ahead of 16th place, that of the direct relegation).
As a result, AS Eupen no longer has the ability to downgrade, thus becoming one of the many teams in the second part of the standings that no longer have a goal.
Antwerp is confident of participating in the play-off, but for her any point is important to keep the final at the second place, because to take on Club Brugge is unlikely.
So it is expected that the team coached by Jess Thorup will want more from this match, whose tip can be found at the end of the analysis.
Eupen: Team shape, news and statistics
◽️For a small team like AS Eupen, staying in the first step is a performance, all the more so, as much as it is a continuity started in 2016 when it was promoted, thus being in the 4th consecutive season, although almost at the beginning of each , when making preliminary assessments, was always given as a future downgrade.
◽️With 5 stages before the end, it has 26 points, with 12 more than the “Circle” lantern, which is the only place of direct relegation.
◽️Therefore, the mathematician is not yet escaped, but it is hard to believe that the team in Brugge will make 15 points, and none.
◽️In the last round, it lost clearly, 2-5, to Sint Truiden. The last two months of 2019 were a nightmare, when out of 8 games he won only one, and 7 lost them!
◽️The beginning of 2020, however, was a good omen, returning to the waterline.
◽️On his own ground, since December he has recorded the following results: 1-0 with Oostende, 1-2 with Kortrijk, 1-1 with Charleroi and 1-0 with Cercle (the visiting team missed a penalty in the 89th minute).
◽️So in all he scored.
◽️Missing midfielder Schouterden, injured, will return after the suspension stage Beck and Ebrahimi.
Gent: Team shape, news and statistics
◽️Gent has a very good season, which he did well both in the championship and in the Europa League.
◽️Domestically, he is on the 2nd place, he is right 8 points behind Brugge, and in the international one, he passed the group stage well, but in the “16” phase he follows a very difficult “double” with Roma AS .
◽️At Eupen he will move with a good mood, given the 6 consecutive matches in which he did not know the defeat, winning 6 of them.
◽️The last stage drew home with Anderlecht, being the victim of a poor start.
◽️His results of the trip since December, in chronological order: 2-0 at Kortrijk, 0-1 at Charleroi, in the cup, 1-2 at Oostende, 1-0 at Standard Liège and 3-0 at Mechelen.
◽️For this match Jess Thorup will have two important absences, the attackers Depoitre and Yaremciuk, both missing in the match with Anderlecht.
⚽️Statistics of direct matches Eupen vs Gent
▫️The two met 11 times (9 in the championship, 2 in the cup), the balance being clearly favorable to Gent, with 11 victories, compared to only 2 for Eupen, 1 match ending in a draw.
▫️Last season, Gent won in both games, 3-2 away and 2-0 at home.
▫️In fact, in the last 6 straight meetings, Gent has won 5, one ending in a draw.
▫️23.10.2016 is the date of Eupen’s last victory, at home, by 3-2.
◾️Although it is the home team and has the advantage of its own land, it starts with the second chance at the bookmakers.
◾️That’s right, his opponent will have a much stronger team, with higher demands.
◾️The hosts of this match have a weak season, so the moment is at the bottom of the standings.
◾️It exactly occupies the 13th position, with only 26 points accumulated in 25 stages.
◾️Seven successes and five draws were achieved, suffering 13 failures, games in which they scored 22 goals, receiving 40.
◾️Eupen started well in 2020, with three consecutive matches without fail.
◾️In these he drew with Charleroi, winning victories with Waasland-Beveren and Cercle Brugge.
◾️In the last round, however, he crashed, losing 5-2 on the field of Sint-Truiden.
◾️It is one of the most important teams in Belgium, which looks good this season.
◾️Obviously, bookmakers give it as a favorite, having the resources they need to set themselves up, even though they are moving away.
◾️The guests of this confrontation are at the top of the standings, occupying second place, being nine points behind the leader of Club Brugge.
◾️The 25 stages so far have brought them 14 victories, seven draws and four failures.
◾️In all these matches they scored 51 times, scoring 26 goals.
◾️In the last match, Gent made the move to the field of Anderlecht, where he drew, score 1-1.
◾️Thus, he reached a series of six consecutive matches without fail, four of them being victories.
Football Prediction of the Day Eupen vs Gent
Eupen is like escaping direct relegation, and Gent is virtually qualified for the play-off.
Therefore, both immediate goals have already been achieved.
If Eupen’s eventual victory in this match helps him more for the glory and the straight track record, Gent’s eventual 3 points would be of great use in the final position at the 2nd position, which opens a gate. to the Champions League groups. So Jess Thorup’s team had more reasons to force victory.
And it will undoubtedly force him, that only nobles oblige, but still with the brake pulled, because after 6 days he will have to give a very difficult examination on the Olympics in Rome, at the yellow-home at home, in the first leg of the 16th League. Europe and has no interest in being elected to Eupen with any injured.
That’s why I don’t expect an “explosion” of goals.
Bet Tips: Under 3.5 goals