Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Buoyed by a 2-1 win over Westerlo, Gent will look to keep on climbing the standings when they take on Oostende at Diaz Arena on Friday. Gent came from behind to record their first win of the season at the weekend, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. Midfielder Andrew Hjulsager limped off with injury at the weekend, with Ibrahim Salah likely to step up, while both Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe and Tarik Tissoudali remain in the recovery room.
Oostende, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Mechelen and Charleroi, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Given Gent’s attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Alessandro Albanese is banned for the hosts, while all Andy Musayev, Jordy Schelfout, and Maxime D’Arpino remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui):
Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui is a Cameroon international who plays for Slavia Prague as a defender. Ngadjui started his career at the youth team of Diables Rouges Maroua and in 2007 he moved to Canon Yaounde. The 190-cm tall footballer continued playing for Diables Rouges Maroua at senior level and in 2010 he joined German lower-league side Kirchhorder SC.
At the end of the 2010/2011 he moved to fellow German club SV Sandhausen II and in 2012 he signed a contract with Nurnberg. After making 54 appearances for the reserve team he moved to Romania, signing a deal with Botosani. Michal Ngadeu Ngadjui scored seven goals in 53 league games for the Romanian side before joining Slavia Prague in 2016.
The Cameroonian footballer, who was born in Bafang on November 23, 1990, won the national championship with Slavia Prague in the 2016/2017, but the capital club eventually failed to make it to the Champions League group stages. His main position is centre back, but he is used as a defensive midfielder as well.
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.