Gent vs Jagiellonia
Europa League Qualifying – 3rd Round 2nd Leg
Date: Thursday, 16 August 2018
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Ghelamco Arena (Gent).
Gent took a 1-0 win in this corresponding tie. The Belgian club is looking to make amends for a poor performance at the competition last year when they were defeated by Austrian club Altach.
Gent qualified for Champions League in 2015/16 and subsequently Europa League in 2016/17.
Jagiellonia reached the third round of qualifiers after edging out Portuguese side Rio Ave. We saw an unusual game in the second leg in Portugal which ended 4-4. The Poles had won their home leg 1-0.
However, Jagiellonia haven’t gone beyond two rounds of the qualifier in their Europa League history.
Gent, who made a slow start to their domestic campaign is now buzzing with confidence after their win in Poland. The week’s domestic league fixture saw them thrashing Waasland-Beveren 4-1.
Still, I am unsure of Gent’s capability to do a professional job at the back. Jagiellonia is a threat going forward and punters must welcome the btts priced at 2.60 odds by some bookmakers with open hands.
Gent vs Jagiellonia Betting Tips
Both teams to Score @ 13/8 (2.60).
Over 1.5 second half goals at 3/2 (2.48).
All Analysis and Tips for Second Leg Europa League fixtures compiled by Aron Wright. Below, you may find the preview for first leg of the corresponding tie.
Gent vs Jagiellonia Preview
Jagiellonia Bialystok will come into the third qualifying round tie with Gent high on confidence after an important 1-0 victory over Wisla Krakow in Polish Ekstraklasa at the weekend.
It was the second straight clean sheet win in the domestic league for the team led by Ireneusz Mamrot.
The hosts backed up the fine Ekstraklasa start with the 5-4 win on aggregate against Portuguese Rio Ave in the previous round of Europa League qualifications.
The Bialystok side profited from the crazy eight-goal thriller seven days ago away at Estadio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube.
They won the first leg 1-0 at home as the 4-4 draw in the rematch set up the third round clash with the Belgians.
Midfielder Taras Romanczuk was the standout performer bagging a brace on a tough away day. Jagiellonia are thus undefeated in last four games in all competitions.
The Buffalos will only get their Europa League campaign started here in the third round. They played the big part of the competition two years ago reaching the quarter-final.
But it was obviously only an exception since the previous term saw them fall right at the first obstacle, losing 4-2 on aggregate to Austrian Rheindorf Altach.
Gent began the new First Division A campaign in a poor manner as well, clinching just one point from two games against Standard Liege and Zulte-Waregem.
Yves Vanderhaeghe’s troops proved out to be quite vulnerable at the back conceding four goals in these two games.