Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Ghelamco Arena will host Saturday’s football game between Gent and Leuven, the two mid-table sides. Gent desperately needed a win against Mouscron at the weekend, and they managed to get one thanks to Niklas Dorsch’s goal. Wim De Decker’s troops aim to keep on climbing the standings, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Leuven on Matchday 7. Defender Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui remains on the sidelines through suspension for the hosts, while Sven Kums is likely to miss the game with injury.
Leuven, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Oostende. The visitors experienced all sorts of problems at the back in their last league match, and seeing that Gent are eager to move a little closer to the title-chasing teams, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts. The likes of Duplus, Kehli, Tshimanga, and Schuermans are likely to miss the match with injury for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Mikael Lustig):
Long-serving Celtic soldier Michael Lustig has been with The Bhoys since 2012. The Swedish international has made more than 140 appearances for the Scottish club. The experienced 29-year-old defender is also a full international for Sweden since 2008 and a member of his country’s team that has participated at the 2016 European Championship finals in France.
Internationally experienced defender also took part at Euro 2012 and his vast experience is of crucial importance for Celtic. Lustig began his career at Umea FC and had also played for GIF Sundsvall and Rosenborg BK before his move to Scotland.
Mikael Lusting has endured mixed fortunes throughout his four-year career with Celtic, predominantly due to various injury spells that kept him out of play. First choice for Celtic manager(s) whenever he is fully fit, the Swedish defender is praised for his hard work, stamina and physical ability, despite his most recent struggles with muscle injuries.
Highlighted Team (Gent):
Gent are a Belgian football club that plays their home games at Ghelamco Arena. The venue has been the club’s home ground since 2013 and the capacity of the stadium is 20 000. De Buffalo’s participate in the Belgian Pro League and they clinched their first domestic trophy in the 2014/2015 season.
Gent finished the regular part of the season in second place in the standings, but they eventually climbed to the top position in the table in the play-off. The club won their third Belgian Cup trophy in 2010 and it has to be noted that they defeated Club Brugge in the Belgian Super Cup in 2015. Laurent Depoitre scored the winner for Gent three minutes before the final whistle.
A number of top-class players were part of the team in the past and the likes of Victor Fernandez, Johan Boskamp, Bob Peeters, Trond Sollied and Michel Preud’homme are some of notable footballers who played for Gent in the past.