Gent vs Maccabi Tel Aviv lineups, 3 predictions – Conference League

Gent vs Maccabi Tel Aviv lineups, 3 predictions – Conference League
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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?

Gift Orban with his Gent teammates during training
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Gent vs Maccabi Tel Aviv probable lineups

This is how we think both teams will line up in this ECL game:

Gent

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

Gent

Gent
4-1-4-1
33
Davy Roef
be
18
Matisse Samoise
be
5
Ismael Kandouss
ma
4
Tsuyoshi Watanabe
jp
3
Archibald Norman Brown
gb
13
Julien De Sart
be
10
Tarik Tissoudali
ma
24
Sven Kums
be
6
Omri Gandelman
il
19
Malick Fofana
be
20
Gift Emmanuel Orban
ng
Substitutes
22
Noah Fadiga
be
21
Brian Emo Agbor
kh
26
Louis Fortin
be
15
Bram Lagae
be
1
Paul Nardi
fr
8
Pieter Gerkens
be
28
Matias Fernandez
be
17
Andrew Hjulsager
dk

Maccabi Tel Aviv

il
4-3-3
90
Roi Mishpati
il
97
Yvann Macon
fr
55
Nir Bitton
il
25
Derrick Luckassen
nl
3
Roy Revivo
il
42
Dor Peretz
il
14
Joris Overeem
nl
16
Gavriel Kanichowsky
il
10
Dan Biton
il
7
Eran Zahavi
il
17
Milson
pt
Substitutes
23
Eyal Golasa
il
27
Ofir Davidzada
il
4
Enric Saborit
es
22
Orlando Mosquera
pa
11
Yonatan Cohen
il
2
Avishay Cohen
il
19
Daniel
il
9
Dor David Turgeman
il
5
Idan Nachmias
il
36
Ido Shahar
il
77
Osher Davida
il
21
Sheran Yeini
il

*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.

Gent players training ahead of Conference League game with Maccabi Tel Aviv
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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

United Kingdom

For fans In the UK, Gent vs Maccabi Tel Aviv will be broadcast live on TNT Sports.

Nigeria

Football fans in Nigeria will be able to watch the Gent vs Maccabi Tel Aviv Conference League clash on DSTV Now and SuperSport GOtv.

This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago

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