Gent claimed 2nd spot in Group H behind runaway winners Shakhtar but they’re struggling in the Belgian league as they’re currently down in 8th. Spurs are in a good position to secure a top four finish despite their defeat at Anfield, but quite how seriously they’re going to take this competition amidst the fierce battle for the Champions League spots remains to be seen.
Gent shipped 10 in their two fixtures against Shakhtar and whilst they acquitted themselves fairly well at home in the group stages of the Champions League last term, picking up seven points from three games against Zenit, Valencia and Lyon, their current form suggests they could struggle here. They’ve won just two of their last 10 in the league, netting just four goals in their last six.
Spurs’ European away record under Pochettino is just W3-D4-L5 but they should have enough for a Gent side that we have ranked 386th in Europe. Spurs had kept four clean sheets in five before the Anfield defeat and given Gent’s lack of goals in recent times, we’re backing Spurs to win this one without conceding.
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