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Eupen will do battle with visitors KAA Gent at Kehrwegstadion in this First Division A tie on Friday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Eupen v KAA Gent are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Eupen enter this match coming off the back of a 1-1 First Division A stalemate against Sint-Truidense VV.
The only player to score from Eupen was Julien Ngoy (13'). Yuma Suzuki (85') scored for Sint-Truidense VV.
It has not been often in recent games that Eupen have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Pandas have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 8 goals in the process. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Leading up to this clash, Eupen:
- have not registered a win against KAA Gent in their last 6 matches in the league.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
KAA Gent will go into the match following on from a 1-0 First Division A win with the defeat of KV Mechelen in their previous match.
The only player to score from KAA Gent was Anderson Niangbo (36').
The numbers tell their own story, and KAA Gent have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 10 goals in total. At the back, De Buffalo's have not been doing too well.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that KAA Gent:
- haven't been defeated by Eupen when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head results going back to 24/10/2017 tells us that these fixtures have not been fruitful for Eupen. They’ve not been able to register any victories at all while KAA Gent have remained in the ascendancy, beating them in 83% of those games played.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 24 in all at an average of 4 goals per match.
The last league meeting between these sides was First Division A match day 26 on 14/02/2020 when it finished Eupen 2-3 KAA Gent.
The referee was Jonathan Lardot.
Team News: Eupen
Eupen manager Beñat San José will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match thanks to a completely injury-free group available to choose from. Jonathan Heris will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
In all likelihood, Pandas look set to employ a 4-3-3 formation for this one and select Ortwin De Wolf, Nils Schouterden, Jordi Amat Mass, Benoit Poulain, Menno Koch, Knowledge Musona, Jens Cools, Stef Peeters, Isaac Nuhu, Julien Ngoy and Konan Ignace Jocelyn N’Dri.
Team News: KAA Gent
Due to a fully healthy group available to choose from, KAA Gent manager Jess Thorup doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash.
From our viewpoint, De Buffalo's could decide to utilise a 4-3-3 system by sending out Davy Roef, Alessio Castro, Igor Plastun, Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui, Nurio Fortuna, Sven Kums, Elisha Owusu, Giorgi Chakvetadze, Tim Kleindienst, Roman Yaremchuk and Dogbole Anderson Niangbo.
Eupen will have a tough ask to get anything against this KAA Gent team who we think should be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We therefore fancy a good tussle with a 0-1 advantage for KAA Gent at the end of this game.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kehrwegstadion (8,363)
Captain: Nils Schouterden
Chairman: Tariq A. Al Naama
Manager: Beñat San José
Competitions: First Division A position 16