Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Gent will be looking to defend their slim lead in the Europa League tie against Jagiellonia when the two sides square off against each other at GHELAMCO-arena on Thursday evening. De Buffalo’s proved their worth in the first leg, but they can’t afford any complacency in Thursday’s football match if they are to make it to the final qualifying round. Gent produce much better displays at home than on the travels and despite the fact that Jagiellonia made a fine start to the new Polish Ekstraklasa campaign, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. Jonathan David came as a substitute in the 1-0 win over Jagiellonia and he is likely to be recalled to the starting line-up. Anyhow, Gent are more of a team than Jagiellonia and we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Belgian side.
Highlighted Team (AA 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.