Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Gent and Wolfsburg face each other at GHELAMCO-arena in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Thursday’s program. Gent did well to beat Saint-Etienne 3-2 at home in their opener, with the team sharing the spoils with Oleksandria on the road in their second group game.
A win over Wolfsburg would see the Belgians move one step closer to booking their place in the Europa League knockout stages and we are positive that the hosts are going to leave their hearts on the field in Thursday’s football match. The Wolves, on the other hand, kicked off their Europa League campaign with a 3-1 win over Oleksandria, with the team sharing the spoils with Saint-Etienne on the road in their second group game. Since Gent are tough to beat at home, we believe that the visitors would be more than happy with one point from the GHELAMCO-arena showdown.
Highlighted Player (Mikael Lustig):
Long-serving Celtic soldier Michael Lustig has been with The Bhoys since 2012. The Swedish international has made more than 140 appearances for the Scottish club. The experienced 29-year-old defender is also a full international for Sweden since 2008 and a member of his country’s team that has participated at the 2016 European Championship finals in France.
Internationally experienced defender also took part at Euro 2012 and his vast experience is of crucial importance for Celtic. Lustig began his career at Umea FC and had also played for GIF Sundsvall and Rosenborg BK before his move to Scotland.
Mikael Lusting has endured mixed fortunes throughout his four-year career with Celtic, predominantly due to various injury spells that kept him out of play. First choice for Celtic manager(s) whenever he is fully fit, the Swedish defender is praised for his hard work, stamina and physical ability, despite his most recent struggles with muscle injuries.
Highlighted Team (Wolfsburg):
Wolfsburg are a German football club founded in the aftermath of the World War II (1945). Die Wolfe (The Wolves) wear green and white shirts and they play their home games at Volkswagen Arena. The capacity of the stadium is 30,000 and it was opened on 13 December, 2002.
It is well known that German car manufacturer Volkswagen are the club’s main sponsors. Wolfsburg won the Bundesliga trophy in 2009 and the likes of Edin Dzeko, Grafite and Zvjezdan Misimovic were part of the club’s golden generation.
You should bear in mind that Grafite and Dzeko scored 54 goals between each other in the 2008/2009 Bundesliga campaign and that the team clinched the trophy thanks to a 5-1 win over Werder Bremen on 23 May, 2009. Die Wolfe won the German Cup trophy in 2015, with the team beating star-studded Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the title game. Wolfsburg are a team that has no bitter rivals in German football.