West Ham v Gent Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction

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West Ham v Gent Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction
West Ham v Gent - who will come out on top?

Get the latest updates and insights on the upcoming match West Ham v Gent, including match predictions, lineups, and news. Don’t miss out on the action as these two powerhouse teams face off in what promises to be an exciting game.

In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the Europa Conference League match between West Ham v Gent.

West Ham v Gent Match Details:

League: Europa Conference League – Quarter-final

Venue: London Stadium, London

Time: 21st April, 12.30 am

West Ham v Gent Preview

West Ham welcome Gent at the London stadium on Thursday after both teams settled for a draw in the first leg last time around at the Ghelamco Arena. The Hammers have particularly struggled for form this season with the London side still not safe from the relegation spots in the Premier League – sitting just four points clear. David Moyes’ men however have been on a good run of form lately with just a single loss in their last eight matches in all competitions, scoring in all of them. They will also take confidence from their last outing against the Premier League leaders Arsenal, coming back from a 2 goal deficit to earn a well-deserved draw. Danny Ings, who gave West Ham the lead in the first leg against Gent, should be back in the Hammers’ lineup after his benching against the Gunners.

Gent will be feeling unfortunate to not enter this second leg with an advantage. Vanhaezebrouck’s men showcased their quality in the first leg having a total of 16 shots to West Ham’s 3, also hitting the woodwork in the process. Despite the Belgian side only winning on four occasions since the start of the group stages, odds and predictions look to favor them having suffered only a single defeat in their last 12 matches. All eyes will be on their top scorer Cuypers as the Buffalos take a step ahead to the most notable achievement in their club history.

West Ham v Gent Prediction:

West Ham 1-1 Gent (Gent win in ET and pens)


West Ham and Gent Key Stats:

Goals:

West Ham: D Ings (8), J Bowen, S Benrahma (5), G Scamacca, M Antonio (3)

Gent: H Cuypers (19), G Orban (9), H Hyun-seok, L Depoitre (5)

Assists: 

West Ham: J Bowen, S Benrahma (3), D Rice, M Antonio, L Paqueta, T Kehrer (2)

Gent: H Hyun-seok, S Kums, V Odjidja-Ofoe (5), A Castro-Montes, H Cuypers, M Samoise (4)

Tackles:

West Ham: D Rice (68), T Soucek (66), L Paqueta (48), V Coufal (46)

Gent: H Hyun-seok (69), A Castro-Montes (61), J De Sart (56), S Kums (55)

Interceptions:

West Ham: D Rice (51), T Soucek (42), V Coufal, J Bowen (30)

Gent: J Okumu (63), J Torunarigha (47) M Ngadeu (46)

Chances Created:

West Ham: J Bowen, S Benrahma (40), A Cresswell (36), D Rice (33)

Gent: H Hyun-seok (51), S Kums (39), A Hjulsager (31)


West Ham vs Gent Lineups:

West Ham: Areola; Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Palmieri; Rice, Downes, Paqueta; Benrahma, Ings, Bowen

Gent: Roef; Torunarigha, Okumu, Piatkowski; Castro-Montes, Kums, De Sart, Fofana; H Hyun-seok; Cuypers, Orban

Unavailable Players:

West Ham: A Ogbonna, G Scamacca

Gent: A Hjulsager, D Lemajic


West Ham vs Gent Fantasy Combination:

Gk: D Roef

Def: J Torunarigha, N Aguerd, A Castro-Montes

Mid: D Rice, S Benrahma, H Hyun-seok, S Kums

Fwd: J Bowen (vC), D Ings, H Cuypers (C)

West Ham vs Gent Captaincy Picks:

H Hyun-seok, J Bowen, H Cuypers

West Ham vs Gent Grand League Picks:

A Castro-Montes, S Benrahma, D Ings