KAA Gent vs Zulte Waregem
League: Belgian Pro League Group stage
Date: Thursday, 18th May 2017
Time: Kick off at 19:30
Venue: Ghelamco Arena
AA Gent has a golden opportunity to be sure of third place and to be able to focus on the second spot. Against the ten-man strong Charleroi wall, the offensive was too impotent. The challenge of Club Brugge is no longer available. What was noticed was that the players seem to be mentally fit in third place.
Ghent played sixty nine minutes against ten men last weekend. Central was all about it, but it was used to a limited extent by the attacks that crossed the flanks. Trainer Hein Vanhaezebrouck was strict for his players: “If you’ve been practicing for so many years and there’s no improvement, it’s going to be a hopeless thing.” 1-1 was because only one could be scored through a penalty kick.
The man they count in Gent is midfielder Renato Neto. After his knee injury he is completely back. He appeared on the run for the second time. He immediately claimed a lot of balls. With his known crosses, he caused confusion and disorder. “I really felt in my sas. The fit went well and I was able to put my teammakers on the flanks regularly.
Zulte Waregem took his first win in play-off 1. Against Oostende it won 3-1. It took a long time to get that win even though football was far from bad in the last few weeks. The cup winner hopes to play another role in the fight for European football. With further matches against Ghent and Charleroi there will undoubtedly be a spectacle.
Coach Franky Dury only had five real defenders, but he put up all five. He did not want to hit the successful system. It quickly shone off because Sander Coopman served Onur Kaya after four minutes. It swallowed the equalizer after a rare mistake. But Oostende had no answer to the running people and the quick combinations. The rest was also the final, 3-1.
Outfitter at Waregem was Brian Hamalainen. He could score once but hit the target wood another three times. The Deen loves the new system of high flank defenders in which they play. “Through the customized game system, I can participate more in the attacking actions of our team. We also play from the duel, so I can use my speed “.
KAA Gent vs Zulte Waregem Head to Head [H2H]:
25.04.17 JL Waregem Gent 0 : 2
05.02.17 JL Waregem Gent 1 : 1
16.10.16 JL Gent Waregem 3 : 0
15.05.16 JL Waregem Gent 4 : 2
01.04.16 JL Gent Waregem 1 : 1
KAA Gent are unbeaten in all of their last 6 home matches in Jupiler Pro League
Zulte Waregem have lost their last 3 away Jupiler Pro League matches in a row
KAA Gent haven’t lost a match in 29 of their last 32 home matches in Jupiler Pro League
KAA Gent haven’t lost in 18 of their last 20 home matches in Jupiler Pro League
KAA Gent haven’t lost a match in 11 of their last 12 matches in Jupiler Pro League
Zulte Waregem have won just 1 of their last 8 matches in Jupiler Pro League
Zulte Waregem have managed just 1 wins in their last 8 away league games
Zulte Waregem have lost 6 of their last 8 away league games
KAA Gent haven’t lost in 6 of their last 7 encounters with Zulte Waregem in Jupiler Pro League
Zulte Waregem have been defeated in 4 of their last 5 Jupiler Pro League games
Zulte Waregem have lost by 2+ goals in 4 of their last 7 away Jupiler Pro League games
Zulte Waregem have lost by 2+ goals in 3 of their last 5 Jupiler Pro League games
KAA Gent to Win.