Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Stadion Rajko Mitic will host Thursday’s football match between Crvena Zvezda and Gent. Dejan Stankovic’s troops quickly bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Hoffenheim, with the team rolling over Liberec 5-1 in their second group game. The Serbian champions are high on confidence ahead of the visit of Gent, and seeing that influential midfielder Gaylor Kanga returns to contention after overcoming coronavirus, home win should be considered.
The Jupiler League outfit, on the other hand, have been struggling in all competitions this season. Gent experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-1 loss to Hoffenheim, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Crvena Zvezda’s party at Stadion Rajko Mitic. Given the number of absentees in the away team, we are positive that Wim de Decker’s troops are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to the beautiful city of Belgrade.
Highlighted Player (Diego Falcinelli):
Diego Falcinelli is an Italian footballer who plays for Sassuolo as a striker. He joined the Neroverdi in 2009, but spent several seasons on loan at Foligno, Juve Stabia, Lanciano and Perugia. Falcinelli score 14 goals in 38 league appearances for Perugia and, as a result, Sasuolo chiefs wanted his back.
The 186-cm-tall attacker returned to the club in 2015 and he scored two goals in 26 appearances for the Neroverdi in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign. Falcinelli was born in Marsciano, Italy on 26 June, 1991 and he has yet to make his debut for the Italy national team. However, it has to be noted that he received a call-up to Italy U19 team.
The left-footed striker, who is capable of playing as a winger as well, has a contract with Sassuolo which expires on 30 June, 2020. Falcinelli wears number nine on his shirt and he is represented by PB sports management.
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.