Basaksehir held Gent to a 1-1 draw away from home last week; they will be hoping to progress when they host the Belgian side at the Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium on Thursday at 17:00 GMT.
Basaksehir have lost two matches on the trot in their Super Lig campaign, where they are currently 6th on the table. They will look to turn up for the Conference League match as they bid to make it into the quarter-finals.
Gent have been in inconsistent form in the Belgian Pro League. They have won only two times in their last five outings. They have two defeats and a draw in this run. They will be looking to progress to the quarters by winning away to Basaksehir.
Attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil will be unavailable for Basaksehir for the visit of Gent. The German has been sidelined with an unknown injury since February 2, 2022. No return date has been set for Ozil, which rules him out from the Thursday match.
Gent have several injured players. Tarki Tissoudai (cruciate ligament rupture), Darko Lemajic (adductors), Andrew Hjulsager (Achilles tendon), Bruno Godeau (ankle), Joseph Okumu (calf), Suleyman Marreh (overstretching), and Jordan Torunarigha (knock), are all absent.
Basaksehir will seek to dominate the match by playing in front of the home fans. Gent will also look to be proactive and dominant on the ball.
Gent will win the match and progress to the quarter-finals.
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