Belgian Pro League side Gent will host Maccabi Tel Aviv at the Ghelamco Arena in a UEFA Europa Conference League fixture on Thursday. The match will kick off at
Gent are coming into the clash on the back of a 1-1 draw away to RWD Molenbeek in the Belgian League on Sunday. First-half goals from Malick Fofana and Makhtar Gueye ensured that both teams shared the spoils.
Meanwhile, Maccabi Tel Aviv defeated Hapoel Petah Tikva 2-0 at home in the Israeli Ligat Ha'al. Eran Zahavi made amends for his first-half penalty miss by converting from the spot in the 54th minute before assisting Dor Turgeman's 81st-minute strike.
Nonetheless, the Israeli champions will shift their focus back to the continent where their opening Conference League encounter saw them secure a 3-2 home win over Breidablik. On the other hand, Gent shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw away to Zorya Luhansk. Which of these teams will nick this one?
Gent vs Maccabi Tel Aviv probable lineups
This is how we think both teams will line up in this ECL game:
Goalkeeper: Paul Nardi
Defenders: Jordan Torunarigha, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Ismael Kandouss.
Midfielders: Archie Brown, Sven Kums, Julien De Sart, Matisse Samoise.
Forwards: Tarik Tissoudali, Malick Fofana, Gift Orban.
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Goalkeeper: Roei Mashpati
Defenders: Yvann Maçon, Nir Bitton, Enric Sarborit, Roy Revivo.
Midfielders: Joris van Overeem, Milson, Dor Peretz, Kanikovski.
Forwards: Dan Biton, Eran Zahavi.
Gent vs Maccabi Tel Aviv confirmed lineups
Maccabi Tel Aviv
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Gent vs Maccabi Tel Aviv predictions
Prediction 1: Maccabi Tel Aviv (0:2) Handicap
Gent are unbeaten in their last seven Conference League games at the Ghelamco Arena, winning five and drawing two. Also, Maccabi Tel Aviv are unbeaten in 14 games played in all competitions this season, winning 11 and drawing three. Both teams are on the back of good streaks in their own rights, and we think a two-goal handicap lead before kick-off is an ideal one for the Israel side.
Prediction 2: Both teams to score
Hein van Haezebrouck's side have been involved in both teams' scoring matches in six of their last seven games, while Maccabi Tel Aviv have also seen four of their last seven skirmishes end with goals at both ends. We're backing this match to end on this note as well.
Prediction 3: Over 2.5 total goals
Gent have scored at least two goals in the seven games they have played this season in all competitions at home. On the other hand, Maccabi Tel Aviv have scored at least three goals in their last three away games. Both teams are goal-scoring sides and we anticipate a high-scoring affair at the Ghelamco Arena with at least three goals ending the contest.
Gent vs Maccabi Tel Aviv head-to-head
This will be the first official meeting between these two clubs.
Gent recent form
RWD Molenbeek 1-1 Gent (01/10) – Jupiler Pro League
Antwerp 0-0 Gent (27/09) – Jupiler Pro League
Gent 2-1 Eupen (24/09) – Jupiler Pro League
Zorya Luhansk 1-1 Gent (21/09) – Conference League
Leuven 1-1 Gent (17/09) – Jupiler Pro League
Maccabi Tel Aviv recent form
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2-0 Petah Tikvah (30/09) – Premier League
Hapoel Tel Aviv 0-5 Maccabi Tel Aviv (26/09) – Premier League
Maccabi Tel Aviv 3-2 Breidablik (21/09) – Conference League
Maccabi Tel Aviv 1-1 Maccabi BR (17/09) – Premier League
Hapoel Hadera 0-3 Maccabi Tel Aviv (03/09) – Premier League
Where to watch Gent vs Maccabi Tel Aviv live in UK and Nigeria
For fans In the UK, Gent vs Maccabi Tel Aviv will be broadcast live on TNT Sports.
Football fans in Nigeria will be able to watch the Gent vs Maccabi Tel Aviv Conference League clash on DSTV Now and SuperSport GOtv.
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