Gent set to see off Larnaka in the Europa League
    14 August 2019, 10:50
    Gent set to see off Larnaka in the Europa League

    On Thursday night, Gent host Larnaka at the GHELAMCO-arena in the second leg of the third qualifying round of the Europa League. The first leg of the tie in Cyprus finished 1-1, so there is all to play for in this clash.

    Gent have a poor recent record in the Europa League, as they have recorded just one win from their last five outings in the competition.

    That win came on home soil in the last round, as they hammered Romanian outfit Viitorul. The Belgian side needed the big win, as they lost the second leg 2-1.

    The home side has at least been difficult to beat on home soil in the Europa League, as they have lost just one of their last seven matches in the competition. The one home defeat was against compatriots Genk in 2017.

    Gent have been prolific on home soil of late in the Europa League, scoring at least twice in eight of their last 11 matches.

    Larnaka have a good recent record in the Europa League. The Cypriot visitors are unbeaten in five games in the competition. The first leg draw ended a run of four straight victories for the visitors in Europe.

    They have already dispatched Petrocub of Moldova and in the last round Levski Sofia this season. Gent could be a bigger hurdle to overcome for the visitors, especially as the Belgian side have an away goal in their back pocket.

    Larnaka have good recent away record in the Europa League, as they are unbeaten in their last four matches on their travels, having won the last three games. They have also conceded just once in that four-game unbeaten run.

    Forebet predicts that Gent will record a narrow victory in a high-scoring game to squeak through to the play-off stage.

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