Their poor form in front of goal is shown up by the fact they have only scored 12 goals in 8 matches. This gives them a total of 1.50 goals per game. This is not a good enough record to provide the level of success that was expected at the start of the season.
They aren’t having much luck defensively either. Currently Gent have let in 11 goals. This is far too many for a team with their aspirations, and when you consider that they have conceded this many in just 8 games it shows why they have struggled this season. They have conceded 1.38 goals per game. Unless they manage to stop the flow of goals going the wrong way, they are unlikely to be able to turn their season around.
With just 3 games won this season out of their 8 games played, their poor showing up front and at the back has caused them to be on a dismal run of form. Their win percentage for the season is just 37.50% and this is definitely not acceptable to Gent’s fanbase.
However, they have managed to win 3 games in their last five games. This does show that they have the ability to turn their season around. If they can keep up this run of form then they could well achieve what they set out to achieve at the start of the season.
Overall, all of these factors have come together to cause Gent to have a much less impressive season than they expected at the start of the season.