Our football match prediction:
Tottenham Hotspur failed to spoil Liverpool’s party at Anfield on Saturday evening and, as things stand now, the Spurs are unlikely to win the Premier League trophy. The capital club have big ambitions for the Europa League knockout stages and we predict that Mauro Pochettino’s troops will take Thursday’s football match against Gent very seriously. Tottenham Hotspur have been in a fine form in 2017 and there is every chance the Premier League side will emerge triumphant in the first leg. Gent head into the game following a shocking 1-0 loss to Eupen and considering that they occupy 8th position in the Belgian first division standings, the hosts are unlikely to make life difficult for the Spurs in the GHELAMCO-arena clash. Harry Kane has found his goal-scoring touch of late and the England international is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders in the first leg.
Highlighted Player (Jacob Rinne):
Jacob Rinne is a Swedish goalkeeper who plays for Belgium side Gent. The 188-cm-tall shoot-stopper played 73 league games for BK Forward before joining Orebro SK in 2013. After spending three years at the club he moved to Belgium in 2016, signing a deal with Gent. Jacob Rinne has one cap for Sweden U19 and he made three appearances for the U21 team. He made his debut for the first team on 10 January, 2016 in a 3-0 win over Finland. The match was played at Armed Forces Stadium in Abu Dabi and Jacob Rinne came as a substitute in the second half of the game. He managed to keep a clean sheet on his debut for the Swedish national team, but he failed to make the Euro 2016 squad. Rinne won the UEFA European U21 Championship with Sweden and that is considered the biggest achievement of his career. The Gent goalkeeper was born in Laxa, Sweden on 20 June, 1993.
Highlighted Team (Tottenham Hotspur):
Tottenham Hotspur are a professional football club based in North London. Spurs host their rivals at White Hart Lane and the capacity of the stadium is 36,284. Tottenham won the Premier League (First Division) trophy in 1950/1951 and 1960/1961 and despite producing terrific displays in the 2015/2016 campaign Mauro Pochettino’s team eventually finished the season in third place in the standings. Tottenham’s bitter rivals are Arsenal, but Chelsea and West Ham United are regarded as the team’s fierce opponents as well. Spurs have won eight FA Cup trophies, with the team also lifting the 1962/1963 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup title. Tottenham Hotspur hammered Atletico Madrid in the final of the competition back then (5-1). The likes of David Ginola, Sol Campbell, Teddy Sheringham, Jurgen Klinsmann, Gary Lineker, Luka Modric, Robbie Keane and Gareth Bale are star players that used to play for the White Hart Lane outfit in the past. The colour of Tottenham Hotspur’s home kit is white.