Rijeka vs Gent
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 29 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stadion HNK Rijeka (Rijeka)
Despite managing not more than one shot on target throughout the ninety minutes, Rijeka did just enough to ensure that they did not make the trip back home empty-handed. Although they lost out on the win, with Gent staging a comeback to come out on top, they did manage to bag an away goal in their 2-1 defeat.
The hosts preferred to sit deep within their own half and defend, subsequently taking just four efforts at the opposing goal, while their counterparts completed twenty.
However, that strategy will no longer work for Rijeka as they have no choice but to seek an equalizer if they are to see themselves through to the group stages.
Rijeka vs Gent Head to head (h2h)
The 2-1 victory over Rijeka the other week was Gent’s only prior meeting with the Croatian outfit.
Rijeka vs Gent Prediction
The home team have been struggling to ensure a winning run of form in their recent matches and have just one win so far from their previous four games across all competitions. On the other hand, Gent will be coming into the final leg this week on the back of a very impressive three-game winning streak on home soil.
The away side, however, have not been as formidable, as they are at home, in their trips on the road and have admitted defeat twice in their two of their last four outings. With a one-goal cushion favoring Gent at the moment, the visitors are likely to play it safe by keeping possession and attacking only on the counter.
Considering that Gent have also not bagged a winner in any of their last four clashes away from home, there is a possibility that they might try to hold their counterparts to a draw if not pick up the win.
Additionally, both the teams have found the back of the net in their last four games and were successful in breaching each other in their maiden clash as well. Although a clear winner seems dubious at this stage, what can be 100% certain, is that neither side will be keeping a clean sheet intact in this one.
Rijeka vs Gent Betting tips
Full-time result: Draw or Gent @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).