Gent vs Leuven by Gilles

First game of 29th matchday in Belgian Pro League with OHL Leuven visiting Gent.

 

OHL Leuven is third from last in ranking at that moment with 28 points. Only Mouscron and Westerlo do worser, both with 27 points. Gent is co-leader together with Club Brugge (58).

 

Leuven has 2 remaining difficult opponents with Gent and Club-Brugge.

 

Match is not on Saturday becos of reschedule due to Champions League game at Wolfsburg for Gent. Normally all games on last 2 days need to be on same moment to ensure equal chances (see other games), this abnormality caused some trouble in the papers but it can’t be undone. Anyway, becos Gent has important game in Wolfsburg, I expect them to play with certain level of safety to make sure they have best possible squad for Wolfsburg. Gent coach Van Hazenbrouck expect difficult match, Leuven has a good attacking qualities and they want to stunt in Gent, OHL coach E. Ferrera told, they scored 10 goals in last 4 games, with 8 goals from attacking line Bostock (3; 2 were pen.), Croizet (3) and Trossard (2).

 

Missings for Gent: Mitrovic (feet) and Vandenbussche (schoulder) and also long injuried Van Der Bruggen and Olayinka .

 

Boussoufa is expected to return after calf injurie. Depoitre is still doubtful, he trained again with squad after trouble with his back but they need to wait and see how he respond today before match.

 

Missings for OHL: Volovyk (adductor)

 

Rougkalas is fit again as rest of squad of OHL.

 

My bet here is a draw for this match, becos Leuven is playing to stay in first division and has good attacking qualities with trio Trossard, Bostock and Croizet. They beated Oostende 4-2 last week, and Gent lost in Oostende 2 weeks ago 5-2. On paper Gent should win this game. But I think Gent will also take less risks for possible injuries and try to control pace and game with alot of possession. I dont see Leuven win in Gent, becos they concede too easy goals, but I think they can tie with Gent regarding circumstances.

 

Bet double chance X2 for 3.00 at bet365 for more safety in bet. But like I said, I dont see Leuven winning in Gent, so only for extra safety.

 

My bet is a draw or X for 5.25 found at Pinnacle.

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Comments (2)
Wizardloo
Isn't their season ending? And Leuven is battling for relegation. Gent is battling first position?
03/04/2016 - 22:25
gilles
after 30 games -> top 6 plays in 10 matchdays for title with points collected so far split in half (so for Gent with 58 points becomes 29 points at play-offs with normal point rules 3 win 1 draw in 10 matchdays)
yes Leuven need points in last 2 matches, that is definitve, last one relegate after 30 days
so decision today has less weight for title then relegations, Depoitre benched for CL
03/04/2016 - 22:57
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