Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
All eyes will be on Ghelamco Arena when Gent and PAOK face each other in the Conference League last 16, return leg. PAOK won the first leg thanks to Kurtic’s goal, and the Black and Whites Eagles are now on a quest to defend their slim lead in Belgium. Since the visitors are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in the second leg, a low-scoring affair is on the cards.
Centre-back Michailidis suffered an injury in a 1-0 win over Giannina at the weekend, but winger Jaba is back to the starting XI after missing the first leg with injury. Gent, on the other hand, aim to build on a routine 2-0 win over rock-bottom Beerschot VA. Since the Jupiler League outfit have been impressive at the back of late, we believe that punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on under 2.5 goals. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
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 (PAOK):
PAOK are regarded as one of the most famous clubs in Greece. The club’s biggest rivals are Olympiakos, but they have a great rivalry with local rivals Aris as well. The Double-headed eagle play their home games at Toumba Stadion Thessaloniki and the capacity of the venue is 28 803.
PAOK are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but they often struggle when playing on the travels. The club won their first Greek Superleague title in 1976 and nine years later their clinched their second domestic trophy, finishing the season three points clear of Panathinaikos.
Speaking of the club’s European success, the Black and Whites made it to the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in the 1973/1974 season, but they were outplayed by Italian giants Milan in the two-legged tie. PAOK were founded on 20 April, 1926 and they play their home games in black and white shirts and black shorts. The club’s away colours are white.