Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Oostende will be aiming to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Waasland-Beveren and Kortrijk when they take on Gent at Diaz Arena on Sunday evening. Oostende made a promising start to the season, but, all of a sudden, they suffered a dip in form. The hosts failed to win the previous five league fixtures, but they are surely capable of matching the out-of-sorts visitors. Gent have been struggling in both Jupiler League and Europa League this season.
De Buffalo’s failed to impress in a 3-0 loss to Waregem, and seeing that Oostende are eager to put an end to their five-game winless run in the national championship, we are tempted to put our money on the home side. In their last encounter at Diaz Arena Oostende recorded a hard-fought 2-1 win over Gent. Both Plastun and Kleindienst have recovered from coronavirus, while De Bruyn and Chakvetadze remain in the recovery room for the visitors. Boonen and D’Haese are likely to miss the game with injury for the hosts.
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.