After an evenly balanced first leg, in which Qarabag came out on top 1-0 over KAA Gent, the two sides will reprise their rivalry when they face off at the Ghelamco Arena on Thursday at 20:00 GMT as they bid to progress in the Europa Conference League.
KAA Gent lost the first leg after shading possession of the match; however, they had zero shots on target to Qarabag’s 4, which will be a concern ahead of the second leg.
Qarabag demonstrated potency in front of goal in a dynamic performance that restricted Gent to zero shots on target and just 7 shots in general. They will be looking to repeat this performance away from home.
Gent are missing a raft of players ahead of the clash with Qarabag. These include Tarik Tissoudali (cruciate ligament), Matisse Samoise (hamstring), Vais Odjidja-Ofoe (knee), Kamil Piatkowski (biceps femoris muscle), Darko Lemajic (adductor), Joseph Okumu (calf), and Alessio Castro-Montes (ankle).
Qarabag will be without goalkeeper Shahrudin Mahammadaliyev and right-back Abbas Hüseynov.
KAA Gent will look to dominate the ball and force the visitors back. They will use passing through the middle or crossing from wide areas to trouble Qarabag.
Qarabag will look to be resilient and compact in their approach as they defend their narrow lead.
KAA Gent will win the match and progress on the night.
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