Both Omonia and Gent qualified for the Europa League playoffs as a result of winning their domestic cups last season. Our sportsbook offers a great range of betting markets and props for the UEL qualifiers.
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Omonia vs Gent
So, despite earning 62 points in their domestic league last season-highest tally since finishing third in 2000-Gent could only reach fifth place in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League. In the first leg of the UEL playoffs, they failed to score from 18 goal attempts (five shots on target). They lost, 2-0, at home with Omonia having a 100 percent conversion rate. Entering this clash as favorites being priced at -120 on the three-way moneyline, according to the latest soccer odds.
Despite only ever once winning the top Belgian division, Gent have a highly respectable record in European competitions of late, progressing beyond the group phases of the Europa League twice since 2016. Omonia Nicosia was stopped right at the UEFA Europa League playoffs last season, against Antwerp on penalties after a 4-4 draw in the aggregate result.
Omonia played the groups of the Europa League in the 2020/21 season and the group phase of the Conference League last season. They finished fourth and third, respectively, on those occasions. Since Gent have been playing attacking-minded football at the start of the new First Division A campaign, expect them to score at least two goals on their own. Their problem is at the back, They must improve significantly if they want to qualify further in the competition.
Omonia’s season started with a 2-0 defeat in the Cyprus Super Cup against league champions Apollon, but they have the first chance to qualify in the Europa League group portion after the great 2-0, first-leg stunner. They were priced at +1000 on the moneyline. They will definitely have a defensive approach, trying to secure their two-goal lead. We don’t expect them to keep the Belgium Cup winners at bay. If you’re betting online, back Gent to qualify, too, with a small stake at +360.
Sivasspor vs Malmo
Malmo were dumped out of the Champions League qualifiers. They’ve now secured seven wins in their last eight games at home across all of the competitions, 2-0 loss against Zalgiris in late July the only exception.. They’re in the middle of their domestic season, sitting fifth in Allsvenskan after 19 rounds, four points behind Djurgarden.
Remember, last season, they played in the Champions League groups, earning just one point in six games and conceding 14 goals in the process against Juventus, Chelsea, and Zenit. They managed to beat Sivasspor on home soil in the first leg last week, and now travel to Turkey to secure their two-goal lead.
Sivasspor were denied their first win of the 2022/23 Turkish Super Lig campaign.. They were on the receiving end of a 3-0 thrashing against Adana Demirspor, before losing to Malmo. They surrendered 11 goals in four games this season across all of the competitions, huge problems at the back.
Riza Calimbay’s side secured an 11th-place finish in the Super Lig last season. but clinched the Turkish Cup crown. They will now be looking to earn their first competitive win since May. Sivasspor will be without the experience of 34-year-old midfielder Hakan Arslan, who suffered a calf muscle injury in the Super Cup clash against Trabzonspor. Former New England Revolution defender Samba Camara is also out of contention for the Super Lig side (injured knee).
There’s no way we include Sivasspor in our soccer picks and parlays, because they have almost no experience at this level and their record is very poor recently. Instead, we are backing Malmo to win this game with PK.