Gent vs Slovan Liberec
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 3 December 2020
Kick-Off at 17.55 UK
Venue: GHELAMCO Arena, Gent.
Start to the new Europa League campaign was very promising for Slovan Liberec as they managed to beat Gent at home in first round. However, every other duel resulted in a convincing loss.
Team basically needs a miracle in the last two outings, to beat Gent and to defeat Red Star Belgrade with at least four goals difference to earn a spot in the playoffs. On top of that, they hope Serbian champions won’t win a point against Hoffenheim.
As for the hosts, this season brought nothing but a disappointment for their fans. First Division A performances are poor, while there is a big zero on their account in Europa League. Can this duel be some sort of a redemption?
The opponent can’t get any weaker than this on the European scene really. Bookies labelled The Chiefs as big favorites too, offering 1.55 odds on home win.
Gent vs Slovan Liberec Head-to-head
As mentioned above, Czech side won the first encounter in Liberec 1-0. The only goal scorer in that match was Abdulla Helal.
Gent faced one team from Czech Republic in the past. There were two duels in Intertoto Cup season 2005 when they eliminated Zlin 1-0 on aggregate.
Gent vs Slovan Liberec Prediction
Gent are playing for pride and to end the bad series on Thursday night. Team got humiliated at this stadium on Sunday afternoon, losing to Zulte Waregem 0-3 FT.
Win De Decker was appointed as Gent’s head manager in September, but unless things change, he might be jobless very soon. The team lost seven games out of the last ten appearances across competitions. It’s been a while since Gent had such bad results.
Slovan Liberec are in almost identical situation. They were shockingly defeated in their division by Jablonec at home 1-3, followed with another 0-2 home loss to Hoffenheim. The most embarrassing moment was losing 1-5 to Red Star in Belgrade.
Encounter at GHELAMCO Arena should be open, and result in high number of goals. It’s been a while since any of these sides kept a clean sheet.
Gent vs Slovan Liberec Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.57
Gent to score in both halves @ 2.20.