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St. Truiden vs Gent Prediction & Betting tips
As in France, Belgium ended the season early, Waasland-Beveren should have started the second division as the current bottom. But the club lodged an objection and was actually right and thus remains first class for another year. So that there is no odd number of teams, the league has been increased from 16 to 18 teams. Matchday one is on the program from Saturday to Monday, including the game between St. Truiden and Gent.
In the canceled 2019/20 season, the home side from Saint Truiden were ranked twelfth in the Jupiler League table, while Ghent can claim runner-up championship on Club Bruges (15 points).
Not surprisingly, the guests are also traded as favorites in the betting base odds comparison. The game starts early on Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. in Truiden’s Stayen Stadium.
After a disappointing autumn, Milos Kostic was introduced as the new head coach at the beginning of the year. With three wins from the first four games, a clear upward trend appeared to be evident. But this upswing was short-lived, as it was followed by three defeats and one draw.
Kevin Muscat, up to now technical director, slips into the role of coach and should lead the team from Saint Truiden back towards single-digit table position. For this, both the game forward (only 33 goals in 29 games) and the defensive work (50 goals conceded) must be greatly improved.
In recent years, the team from Truiden laid the foundation for staying in the league, especially in the home games. In the aborted championship, however, the home strength was lost a little and for the first time since returning to the Jupiler League, the team celebrated more away than home wins (five versus four).
Gent could almost have had a sparkling white vest at home games last season. In the last game before the end of the season, the Thorup-Elf conceded a heavy 1: 4 defeat against Charleroi – the only home defeat in the 2019/20 season (11-3-1).
The strong performances in the Gheamco Arena were ultimately the key to the runner-up and qualification for the premier class in the current season. In other countries, Ghent only has a completely balanced 5-4-5 record.
Despite this mixed record, the best bookmakers in the duel between St. Truiden and Gent see a forecast for the guests as very likely. This is underlined not only by the much higher quality at Ghent, but also by Truiden’s poor performance on home turf.
After the missed promotion of underdog Heidenheim, sixth Niklas Dorsch and top scorer Tim Kleindienst managed a brilliant promotion anyway, because the duo moved to Belgium as a runner-up and will be able to play internationally in the future.
Tim Kleindienst’s commitment is already seen in many places as a precaution for a possible departure of Jonathan David. The Canadian was one of the standout players in the 2019/20 Jupiler League and not only scored 18 goals, but also provided eight assists. Ghent is only a stopover and the top clubs in Europe are already fighting for the 20-year-old shooting star, he himself has probably decided in favor of OSC Lille as Osimhen’s successor.
Currently, however, he is still under contract with Gent and at the beginning of the league, a tip on a David hit appears between St. Truiden and Gent, a profitable investment.
St. Truiden vs Gent head to head matches
23.02.20 JL Gent St. Truiden 4 : 1
27.10.19 JL St. Truiden Gent 0 : 0
13.07.19 CF St. Truiden Gent 4 : 2
17.03.19 JL St. Truiden Gent 0 : 2
18.12.18 CUP St. Truiden Gent 1 : 3