Qarabag FK will kick off their round-of-16 tie against Gent on Thursday at 17:45 GMT at the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium as both sides look to make a good start and bolster their chances into the quarter-finals.
Qarabag will be looking to re-establish their European credentials in the Conference League after they dropped down from the Europa League, starting with the home clash against KAA Gent on Thursday.
After finishing in Group F behind Djurgardens IF and ahead of Molde and Shamrock, Gent will be looking to make a good start to the tie away from home before the second leg in Belgium.
Qarabag currently has the full complement of its squad. No players have been reported as injured from the latest team news. The team has no suspensions.
For KAA Gent, the manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck will be without Terik Tissoudali (cruciate ligament), Matisse Samoise (hamstring), Núrio Fortuna (hamstring), Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (knee), Andrew Hjulsager (muscle), and Darko Lemajic (adductor).
S. Mehemmedeliyev; M. Vesovic, B. Mustafazadam K. Medina, E. Caferguliye; M. Jankovic, P. Almeida de Oliveira; R. Sheydayev, Kady, A. Zoubir; O. Kwabena
P. Nardi; J. Torunarigha, M. Ngadeu-Ngadjui, J. Okumu; A. Castro-Montes, J. De Sart, S. Kums, K. Piatkowski; Hyunseok Hong, G. Orban, H. Cypers
Given the current form of the two sides, a draw is the most likely result for this match. This will leave the tie nicely poised for the second leg in Belgium.
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