Gent vs Pogoń Szczecin – Will Gift Orban play with England move beckoning?

Gent vs Pogoń Szczecin – Will Gift Orban play with England move beckoning?
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All three points will be up for grabs as Ghelamco Arena host Gent vs Pogon Szczecin in a Europa Conference League qualifying Round 3 match. Kick-off is scheduled for 19:00 BST on Wednesday, 9 August, 2023.

Which of these teams will come out tops at the end of 90 minutes? Read on to know our predictions for this clash.

Gent vs Pogoń Szczecin probable lineups

Gent

Goalkeeper: Davy Roef
Defenders: Nurio Fortuna, Jordan Torunarigha, Tsuyoshi Watanabe
Midfielders: Matisse Samoise, Sven Kums, Julien De Sart, Hyunseok Hong
Forwards: Malick Fofana, Hugo Cuypers, Andrew Hjulsager

Pogon Szczecin

Goalkeeper: Bartosz Klebaniuk
Defenders: Linus Wahlqvist, Danijel Loncar, Mariusz Malec, Leonardo Koutris
Midfielders: João Gamboa, Rafal Kurzawa, Marcel Wedrychowski, Kamil Grosicki
Forwards: Efthymios Koulouris, Luka Zahovic

Gent vs Pogoń Szczecin confirmed lineups

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Gent vs Pogoń Szczecin predictions

Here are our predictions and tips for this clash

Prediction 1: Gent to Win

Hein van Haezebrouck has masterminded six consecutive wins for Gent ahead of their clash with Pogon Szczecin. This winning streak involved four competitive games, while the other two were friendlies.

Although this match will be tough for Gent considering their opponent have also been in fine form coming into this matchup, but we believe Gent's experience, form and advantage of playing at home will see them emerge victorious at the end of this match.

Prediction 2: Both Teams to Score

Gent have no clean sheets in 11 of their last 12 matches, while Pogon Szczecin have conceded in three consecutive games.

Gent has scored in their last 25 games, while Pogon Szczecin found the back of the net in nine of their last 10 matches.

These two teams have been scoring and conceding goals in their last matches, which puts this encounter in a probable goal-goal scenario, and we're backing both sides to breach each other.

Prediction 3: At Least 3 Goals

Both teams have been involved in a high-scoring encounters coming into this battle. Gent's last 16 games have seen 15 matches go over three goals, while Pogon Szczecin have been involved with plenty of goals in 12 of their last 17 matches.

Considering both teams have seen at least three goals in most of their clashes ahead of this game, this will likely be another high-scoring game.

Nigerian players to watch in Gent vs Pogoń Szczecin fixture

Gift Orban

Gift Orban in action for Gent
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A transfer to the Premier League is most certainly on the horizon for Gift Orban after he was an unused substitute as Gent won 1-0 away at KV Mechelen last Sunday.

However, if Gift Orban starts in this fixture, he could be the difference maker for his club as they continue to fight for a place in the UECL group stage.

Jordan Torunarigha

Although, Jordan Torunarigha has not been invited to the Super Eagles, he has switched allegiance from Germany where he was born to represent Nigeria.

Torunarigha has started three of Gent's four matches this season, with his team winning in all three occasions.

He is expected to have minutes in this game as Gent seek to continue their winning streak against Pogon Szczecin.

Where to watch Gent vs Pogoń Szczecin live in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

You can catch all the action live on Supersport Gotv Football, Supersport Maximo and the Supersport Premier League channel if you live in Nigeria, Kenya or Ghana.

This article was most recently revised and updated 9 months ago

Joseph is a graduate engineer turned sports writer, he has covered lots of sports stories, match previews and predictions across various leagues on the planet.