Gent vs Saint-Etienne Match Info
Date: Thursday 19th September 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST
Venue: GHELAMCO-Arena, Gent
Gent vs Saint-Etienne Stats
- Gent are unbeaten in their last six matches, winning five
- Saint-Etienne meanwhile are winless in their last four fixtures
- The Belgian side haven’t lost any of their last six home games in this competition
Gent vs Saint-Etienne Predictions
Gent have made some impression on the European football scene in recent years, beating the likes of Valencia, Olympique Lyonnais and Tottenham Hotspur in both the Champions League and Europa League in the last four years. The Buffalos have been made to work to reach the group stages this time around though, having to beat Vitorul Constanta, AEK Larnaca and Rijeka in qualifying to get to this round.
It’s been a strong enough start to the Pro League season for Jess Thorup’s men as they’ve won four, lost one and drawn one of their six domestic fixtures so far, but when you combine their European results too, the Belgian outfit have gone unbeaten in their last six games and they’ll come into this fixture in high spirits and confident of taking all three points in front of their own fans at odds of 5/4 with Bet365.
Saint-Etienne are the most successful team in the history of French football with 10 domestic titles to their name, but they’ve never been able to truly conquer Europe and are still waiting for their first taste of silverware on the continent. The closest les Verts came was back in 1976, when they lost the European Cup Final (now the Champions League) to Bayern Munich at Hampden Park.
Given the start to the Ligue 1 season that they’ve endured, it seems unlikely that ASSE will be among the frontrunners for this competition again this year. With five games on the board in the French domestic league Ghislain Printant’s men have just five points on the board, the majority of which came in their opening day win over Nimes – they’ve failed to win their following four games, hence why the away win is out at 9/4 with PaddyPower.
We’re backing the hosts to pick up the three points here due to the poor form of Saint-Etienne at the moment. Gent are strong in this competition in front of their own fans having gone six home games unbeaten in the Europa League. Given that they’ve kept three clean sheets in their last six games and they’re set to take on an ASSE outfit that have failed to score in their last two away games, the odds of 3/1 with Coral for the home win to nil look good to us.
Jonathan David has enjoyed a blistering start to the campaign for KAA Gent. The Canadian youngster managed 12 Pro League goals last term but he looks set to blow that total out of the water this term as he has already racked up five goals in just five starts for the Buffalos so far this term. We’re backing the 19 year old to get his first goal in European football here at odds of 2/1 with Ladbrokes.
Gent vs Saint-Etienne Betting Tips
Home win to nil @ 3/1 with Coral
Jonathan David to score at any time @ 2/1 with Ladbrokes
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