Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Roma play host to Gent at their Stadio Olimpico in the first leg of the Europa League last 32. The Romans have slim chances of winning Scudetto, and, no doubt, they are likely to fight tooth and nail in the Europa League knockout stages. The Giallorossi are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and despite their current form in the Serie A, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the capital club.
As always, Bosnia international Edin Dzeko will lead the line for the hosts, and you should know that Cristante returns to the starting XI after missing the Atalanta game through suspension. The Belgians, on the other, have been scoring goals for fun in the national championship of late, but Roma are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the visitors than their previous rivals.
Highlighted Player (Cengiz Under):
Cengiz Under is a professional footballer who plays for both Roma and the Turkish national team. Born in Sindirigi, Turkey on July 14, 1997, Under is a pacey winger who began his youth career at Bucasport. In 2013 he moved to Altinordu and he continued playing for the Doganlar Stadium outfit at senior level.
After scoring 11 goals in 51 appearances in the league for Altinordu, Cengiz Under moved to big-spending capital club Basaksehir. The left-footed attacker scored 7 goals in 32 appearances in the Super Lig before joining Serie A side Roma in the summer of 2017. Under signed a €13.4 million worth deal with the Giallorossi, making his league debut in a 3-1 loss to Inter on August 26, 2017.
The Turkey international came as a substitute for Danielle De Rossi in the 83rd minute of the match. Speaking of his international career, Cengiz Under made his debut for the Turkish national team on March 27, 2017 in a 3-1 win over Moldova.
Highlighted Team (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.