Gent - Sporting (2010-11-04)

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Gent is definitely a lot better side at home than away. In the last 10 matches in front of their fans, they have 5 wins and one draw, while on the road they recorded 4 losses. This time they will host Sporting and now they are not favorites. I think that might not mean much and that Gent will surely go for the win at their stadium. My opinion is that the Indians will manage to win all 3 points and score a few goals, and in case they take the lead they won’t stop there but will keep on rushing towards the opponent’s goal, and go for a convincing display.

3 wins and looking for the 4th

Sporting is one very interesting side, which is a favorite in this clash despite the fact they are traveling on the road. Their goalie is Timo Hildebrand, who can’t brag about some stable form all throughout his career; neither can he say he’s been too secure on the goal and between the posts. He is a good goalie but only if he has a good day, or else his side can say goodbye from the win. I believe Sporting shouldn’t be as big of a favorite as the odds suggest and I think they won’t justify that given role.

Both sides can’t say their defenses are stronger parts of their team as they’re conceding a lot of goals but also scoring. Both sides are always trying to outscore their opponents; Sporting did do that to Gent in Portugal so now we can expect another open game and more goals on both ends. My advice will then be the over, and the ones who like to take additional risk can try higher totals like over 3.5 for example. Good luck!

Prediction:

Tip: Over 2.5
Odd: 1.79
Bookie: Bet365
Stake: 7 /10
Tipster: Kather