Our prediction for this Champions League match:
There will be fireworks at Ghelamco Arena when Gent and Rapid Wien go head to head in the Champions League third qualifying round. Gent have been struggling to find their best form at the start of the new Jupiler League campaign, but they are still seen as favourites to win Tuesday’s qualifier. The Austrian vice-champions, on the other hand, kicked off the new Austrian Bundesliga campaign at the weekend, meaning that the lack of match sharpness could prove to be a big problem for them.
Gent defeated Mechelen 1-0 in their last home game in the Belgian top flight, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on De Buffalo’s. Even though the likes of De Bruyn and Odjidja-Ofoe are likely to miss the Champions League qualifier through injury, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts.