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Vedran Ostojic 18 Feb 2020
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Europa League
Roma vs Gent
20:00 – 20 Feb 2020
Odds correct at the time of writing
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Roma vs Gent Score Prediction

Roma vs Gent Match Info

Match date: 20th February 2020

Kick-Off: 8:00 pm

Stadium: Olimpico Stadium, Roma

Roma vs Gent Head to Head Record

Last 2 meetings:

6 Aug 2009 Gent 1 – 7 Roma
30 Jul 2009 Roma 3 – 1 Gent

Matches played: 2

Roma wins: 2

Gent wins: 0

Draws: 0

Roma vs Gent Stats

  • Roma saw Atalanta (2-1) deny them a top 4 spot in Serie A on Saturday once again
  • Gent bagged six wins and a draw in their last seven outings
  • The sides met in Europa League Qualifiers back in 2009, when Giallorossi went through to the Play-offs with a 10-2 aggregate win

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Roma have struggled with a tough schedule and saw four losses in their last five outings, crashing out of the Coppa Italia in the hands of Juventus (3-1) and failing to challenge the Serie A top 4 as Atalanta (2-1) denied them over the weekend. They host Gent desperate for pick-me-ups but have a lot to prove.

Giallorossi have been scoring numbers of goals on the regular but struggled defensively and saw more disappointing losses to Sassuolo (4-2) and Bologna (2-3) beforehand. They will hope the Belgian rivals will not be the same sort of a challenge, though, despite their fine form of recent.

Indeed, Gent don’t seem to have the same depth in quality and will have a lot to prove as they look to build on the eight-match unbeaten streak we’ve seen since mid-December. They bagged six wins and two draws but still sit nine points behind Club Brugge at the top of the table, conceding goals just as regularly lately.

Buffalo’s beat AS Eupen (2-3) with goals from Alessio Castro-Montes and Jonathan David (x2), who has proven his fine form of recent and scored his sixth goal in last five appearances. We thus feel they’ll be no sitting ducks and will surely want a positive result at the Olimpico, promising a run for the money.

We still don’t see them getting it and we’ll now rather back Roma to turn an exciting game their way, ending a winless streak of five in a high-scoring contest as we go for a Home win and Over 2.5 Goals FT at Evens with Paddy Power.

We have seen them lacking defensive stability and with Gent’s fine goalscoring records of recent, we do feel we should see them do their part in making it such a game. We’ll thus also go for a Yes on Both teams to score, which comes at 4/5 with William Hill.

Roma vs Gent Betting Tips

Roma to win & Over 2.5 Goals FT @ Evens with Paddy Power

Both teams to score Yes @ 4/5 with William Hill

 

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    Roma vs Gent Match Info Match date: 20th February 2020 Kick-Off: 8:00 pm Stadium: Olimpico Stadium, Roma Roma vs Gent Head to Head Record Last 2 meetings: 6 Aug 2009 Gent 1 – 7 Roma 30 Jul 2009 Roma 3 – 1 Gent Matches played: 2 Roma wins: 2 Gent wins: 0 Draws: 0 Roma…