After a successful season in the league thus far, the home team will now focus on the continental competition this week. They started their European campaign earlier this year in the Europa League, but they didn’t do well. They won two of their six group games and finished third in the table.
Last year, Qarabag reached this stage of the competition, but Olympique Marseille defeated them 6-1 overall. They will hope for better luck this time around.
Gent had a difficult group stage of the continental championship, winning just one of their first five games and losing the rest. However, they won their final group game 4-0 against Molde, scoring all four goals in the second half, to secure their spot in the playoffs.
Last year, the visitors advanced to the Conference League’s round of 16 and will now aim for a deeper run this year.
Gent’s latest result ended a four-game winless streak and they will aim to secure back-to-back victories this week. They have lost just one of their last 10 home games across all competitions and will be looking forward to this one.
Qarabag are on a run of back-to-back wins and are undefeated in their last seven games across all competitions. The sheer gulf in class and quality between the two teams should, however, see the home side come out on top this week.
Prediction: Gent 3-1 Qarabag
This match will start from 1:30 AM
This match will take place on 24 February 2023
The strike partnership of Gift Orban and Hugo Cuypers is likely something that Gent will continue to display in this match, particularly after the latter scored at the weekend.
The hosts operated with five at the back in their most recent fixture, but seeing them shift to a four to pack the midfield a little more here could be an option they choose.
For the visitors, there could be a strong chance that the same starting XI that defeated Gent in their previous meeting is used again here to prove some consistency.
With Musa Qurbanli operating as a lone striker it will be important for the midfielders behind him to provide help offensively, which is exactly what Andrade did last time out.
Gent:- Nardi; Fortuna, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Torunarigha, Godeau; Castro-Montes, De Sart, Kums, Hyunseok Hong; Cuypers, Orbam
Qarabag FK:- Mahammadaliyev; Vesovic, Mustafazada, Medina, Cafarquliyev; Qarayev, Benzia, Kady; Sheydayev, Andrade, Qurbanli
Tip 1 – Result: Gent
Tip 2 – Goals – Over/under 2.5 – Over 2.5 goals (Four of the hosts’ last six matches have produced more than 2.5 goals)
Tip 3 – Both teams to score: YES (Both sides have found the back of the net in five of the visitors’ last seven matches)
There are several key factors to take into consideration when you want to pick out a winner, but the most important thing is to find value in betting selections. Any bet that is projected to pay a higher rate than it should require players to consider a number of things such as direct h2h records, lineups, goal averages, goals and last matches performance.
It’s highly improbable that a draw will happen (27.1%). Professionals consider that KAA Gent is most likely to win, by 48.6%. Experts only give Karabagh Agdam 24.3% chances for victory.
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