Gent vs Rapid Vienna Free Betting Tips
Rapid want to take advantage of the home side’s uniformity
⚽️ Competition: Champions League qualification
⚽️ Date: 15.09.2020
🥅 Insider Tips: Rapid to qualify
🔥 Odds: 2.75
🔝 Stake: 4/10
The third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League will also be decided in just one duel. 16 teams are still represented and are fighting for the last six tickets for participation in the million leagues. From an Austrian point of view, the duel between Gent and Rapid Vienna on Tuesday is of great importance.
In the so-called “placement path” there are three more knockout duels in the third qualifying round before the three winners and FK Krasnodar from Russia play two CL tickets in the play-off games (which are decided in the two-legged game). The winner of the said duel between the Belgian and Austrian runners-up will meet the winner of the game Dynamo Kyiv / AZ Alkmaar.
Belgian football – and also the Belgian league – enjoys a significantly higher reputation in an international comparison than football in the Alpine republic. Accordingly, the best bookmakers between Gent and Rapid Vienna deliver odds of under 1.90 for the home win.
Insider Tips: Both teams to score
Gent – Statistics & current form
In the last ten years or so, the “Buffalos” has developed into a top team in Belgium, which in 2015 surprisingly became the first-time champions. Also, three trophies can be found in the trophy cabinet. Internationally, the CL debut was a complete success, as Gent failed until the round of 16 at VFL Wolfsburg in 2015/16.
At the end of the season, Gent was in second place
While the 2019/20 season was still being boxed through in many parts of Europe, Belgium decided early on to cancel and scored the season after 29 of 30 games in the basic round. Despite a lead of only one or two points over the competition, Gent has crowned runner-up and can therefore dream of the second CL participation.
The hopes in the Belgian camp are not particularly high. The start of the new season has been completely disappointing so far. The departure of top star Jonathan David (for 32 million euros to Lille, Belgian record transfer) could not be compensated. The new additions – mostly for the width – still need time. The David departure leaves a large gap that cannot even begin to be filled.
Gent has already made a change of coach
After two 1: 2 defeats at the start of the season, the Dane Jess Thorup was fired surprisingly and a successor was signed in Laszlo Bölöni. A decision that was not well received by either fans or players. Especially since Bölöni football is the complete opposite of Thorup’s philosophy.
The offensive 4-3-3 is history, Bölönig likes stability and little risk. The offensive players are severely restricted in their creativity. Center forward Roman Yaremchuk recently criticized this and was kicked out of the squad for it.
The unrest in the club is certainly one of the reasons for the catastrophic start to the season, because after five league games there are already four defeats, only against KV Mechelen a 1-0 success was achieved. Unrest in the club, power struggles between players and coaches as well as weak results – the starting position between Gent and Rapid Vienna in no way justifies the low odds for a tip on the home side.
Probable formation of Gent:
➥ Roef – Fortuna, Ngadeu Ngadjui, Plastun, Castro-Montes – Dorsch, Owusu, Kums – Chakvetadze, Kleindienst, Niangbo
Last matches from Gent:
⚽️ 09/11 2020 KAS Eupen 2 – 1 KAA Gent
Club friendship games
⚽️ 09/03 2020 AZ Alkmaar 1 – 1 KAA Gent
⚽️ 08/30 2020 KAA Gent 1 – 0 KV Mechelen
⚽️ 08/22 2020 Antwerp 1 – 0 KAA Gent
⚽️ 08/15 2020 KAA Gent 1 – 2 KV Kortrijk
Rapid Vienna – Statistics & current form
Due to the end of the season in Belgium, Gent could be called the winner of the crisis, because more than the runner-up championship would not have been possible. Rapid Vienna was also a winner in the global situation, taking advantage of the unrest at LASK and securing the “Best of the Rest” title behind Red Bull Salzburg.
Duty fulfilled – now the freestyle should follow
For the Kühbauer-Elf, the appearance in Gent is already the second international game in 2020/21. At Lokomotiv Zagreb, the green and whites prevailed a little flatteringly 1-0. A victory that gave Rapid Vienna their definitive participation in the Europa League group stage.
From a financial point of view, the fixation of the Europa League was of enormous importance and relieved the club’s tight budget a little. In contrast to the game in Zagreb, the green-whites feel no pressure on Tuesday, because advancing into the play-offs would be an absolute freestyle, failure, on the other hand, would by no means represent a broken leg.
Sovereign league opener in front of 10,000 fans
Last Friday, Rapid Vienna opened the 2020/21 Austrian Bundesliga season so that there was enough regeneration time before the Tuesday game. In the 4: 1 success against Flyeralarm Admira, the Kühbauer-Elf convinced completely and at no point left any doubts about the outcome of the game.
10,000 spectators will be an exception for the time being because in the future only 3,000 fans will be allowed in Austria, which will result in a further financial loss for Rapid.
The financial pressure in Gent is not there, but the additional earnings would undoubtedly be a massive relief (additional income of up to five million euros). With the self-confidence of three competitive game victories in a row, the tip on the double chance X2 seems quite lucrative between Gent and Rapid Vienna.
Probable formation of Rapid Vienna:
➥ Strebinger – Ullmann, Hofmann, Greiml, Stojkovic – Ljubicic, Petrovic – Demir, Fountas, Murg – Kara
Last matches from Rapid Vienna:
⚽️ 09/11 2020 Rapid Vienna 4 – 1 Admira Mödling
Club friendship games
⚽️ 09/04 2020 Rapid Vienna 1 – 0 Graz AK
⚽️ 08/30 2020 Rapid Vienna 5 – 0 St. Johann
Champions League qualification
⚽️ 08/26 2020 NK Lokomotiva 0 – 1 Rapid Vienna
Club friendship games
⚽️ 08/15 2020 Rapid Vienna 3 – 0 Slovan Liberec
Gent vs Rapid Vienna Direct comparison
The knockout duel in the fight for the Champions League ticket will be the first duel between the two teams. For the home side from Belgium, it is only the second knockout duel with an Austrian team. In 2017/18 the Belgians sensationally failed with a total score of 2: 4 at the underdog Cashpoint SCR Altach.
Austria’s record champions, on the other hand, have far more experience with Belgian teams, with a total of 14 games in the database. The balance sheet is completely balanced with five wins and five defeats and four draws. The last time there was a duel with KRC Genk in the EL group phase 2016/17, the home team prevailed.
Gent vs Rapid Vienna – Betting Odds Comparison – Champions League Quali
🥅 Insider Tips: Gent
🔥 Odds: 2.25
🥅 Insider Tips: Draw
🔥 Odds: 3.2
🥅 Insider Tips: Rapid Vienna
🔥 Odds: 3.2
Gent vs Rapid Vienna Free Betting Tips Provided by Insider Tipsters
The mood of the two teams could hardly be more different. In Gent, the fans speak of a “soulless and haphazard” game that you don’t want to watch, while Rapid Vienna dreams of a big coup after a strong start to the season.
Although the home side has a lot of quality in their ranks, a prediction of the home win is not advisable due to the starting position between Gent and Rapid Vienna.
Key facts – Gent vs Rapid Vienna tips
🔥 Four defeats in five league games – Gent also with a new coach in crisis
🔥 For the first time, the teams face each other – the winner meets Alkmaar or Dynamo Kiev
🔥 Rapid still has a sparkling white vest in 2020/21 – three games, three wins
The offensive power has been completely lost at Gent due to the departure of David and the new coach. Due to the enormous importance of the game, the Bölön from Gent will probably take even less risk. Between Gent and Rapid Vienna, the tip on the under 2.5 is very promising.
Even more lucrative, however, is the bet that the guests from Austria will advance. The Belgians may have better individuals, but Gent is not currently a team.