Oostende vs Gent by Gilles
Oostende vs. Gent in quarter final of Belgium Cup at Versluys Arena, Oostende.
Last Sunday, Gent and Oostende both took 1 point in the Belgium Pro League at Ghelamco Arena, Gent (FT: 1-1). Both teams were each other worth, but Gent had more and better opportunities to win the game. The first big opportunity was for Gents winger Simon on an assist from Saief, but the Nigerian scored from offside position. After 20 minutes El Ghanassy scored on the first opportunity for Oostende with a beautiful volley (approx. 23m). Five minutes later Gent saw again a goal (with hands) disallowed because Coulibaly made a foul on Godeau. Coulibaly also hitted the post in the first half with a volley on corner. In the second half Oostende played more defensive and on the counter. At the 79th minute Coulibaly scored the deserved equalizer for Gent with a volley on an assist from Foket. Gent looked in the last 10 minutes for a second goal but the game stayed 1-1. This draw was the first point loss for Gent at home this season.
The selections aren't available yet, but we can expect roughly the same teams as in the match on Sunday.
Gent is favorite to advance, but for Gent this is the 3rd match in 6 days, and some players could experience some fatigue during the game and/or could be more vulnerable for injuries. I expect an eager Oostende looking to advance to the semi final with home advantage and support from their fans. Now that the new football arena is finished, Oostende is aiming for a first prize and/or European football next season. The Cup is an excellent opportunity to achieve this first landmark for KVO.
For this match I pick high stake (10/10) Oostende to qualify for the semi final @2.31 with Marathonbet. good luck!
|Oostende To Qualify||Marathonbet||2.31||10||1-0 WON (+13.1 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.