Beerschot is currently having some difficulties in the Jupiler League, as they were unable to record a positive result in the last four matches played.
Last time out, they suffered yet another loss, this time on the road to St. Truiden with a minimal result. The match itself was more or less a balanced one, with both sides being pretty much equal in every game’s aspect, but the hosts proved to be a bit sharper with the ball to their feet, as they scored the only goal in this encounter in the 41st minute over Suzuki.
The visitors did try with a more aggressive approach in the second, but their attacks lacked the creativity to do something more. Beerschot is currently at play-off 7th place, but they need to improve their appearances as soon as possible if they want to stay in that race.
Midfielder Brogno (4/2) is out injured, as well as defender Dom (13/0), and forward Tissoudali (16/7). Defender Halaimia (10/0) is doubtful.
Gent ended their three matches winning momentum in the last round when they suffered an unexpected defeat on the road against Kortjirk with a narrow 1:0 result.
They were left with a player less on the pitch early in the match, in the 22nd minute to be precise, a situation that led them to the conceded goal at the beginning of the second part. It is worth mentioning that the visitors appeared quite good in the offense, even with a player less, and maybe deserved at least a point in this clash.
Gent is at 9th spot in the overall standings, only a point behind play-off placed Kortijrk, so we can expect a bit more offensive approach in the upcoming clash.
Offensive midfielder Yaremchuk (15/9) is suspended, while out are also forward Mbayo (4/0), Niangbo (11/1) and midfielder Odjidja-Ofoe (12/0).
As mentioned above, both sides will welcome a three-pointer with open arms, surely not opting for more defensive tactics, there is simply no reason for that. I am expecting a wide-open clash, with goals from both sides looking quite realistic. After all, they are both capable to be dangerous to each other, while their greatest vulnerability remains in the back.