Bordeaux vs Gent
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 30 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Stade Matmut-Atlantique (Bordeaux).
Bordeaux have held Gent to a goalless draw in the first leg of their Europa League Play-off clash and they now host the rivals for the return match hoping to build on it and make their way to the Group Stage with a confident display in front of the home crowd.
Les Girondins have been quite unpredictable early in the campaign but we’ve seen them lift their team spirits with a thriller 2-1 win over Monaco, where Francois Kamano bagged a last-minute winner and made it their third win in four home outings. They’ve been regularly netting numbers of goals here and were tough to outgun, which promises an exciting contest this time around.
Gent have also returned to the winning ways with a 2-1 win over Lokeren, though, and will be no easy rivals to beat once again. We’ve seen them in great shape as Yves Vanderhaeghe’s men earned five wins in six games with just a draw against Bordeaux also on the records. The goalless draw was also their only game where they haven’t both scored and conceded goals, which also points towards a high-scoring clash at Stade Matmut-Atlantique.
Bordeaux vs Gent: Head-to-head
This is the sides’ only second head-to-head encounter ever.
Gent have earned a 4-3 win over Bordeaux in a 2015 friendly, hoping to now put on a similar challenge on the road.
Both sides have high hopes of making it to the Group stage but Bordeaux now come off as favourites to do so.
Bordeaux vs Gent: Prediction
We will now back Bordeaux to capitalize on the draw earned at GHELAMCO-arena and we’ll back them to do so, going for a good-looking Home win at 2.00. We have seen them very solid at this ground and Gent could have troubles coping.
Nonetheless, we’ve seen both sides scoring and conceding goals on the regular and we expect a great contest once again, going for goals this time around with Over 2.5 goals FT at 2.20. We’ve seen a narrow clash in the first leg but both sides enjoy attacking approach and should be more open going forward on the day.
Bordeaux vs Gent: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.20 (6/5).