Sint-Truiden welcomes Gent

Sint-Truiden welcomes Gent in a game from the first round of the Belgian First Division A. The game is going to be played on Sunday evening.These two teams ended the regular season of the last campaign in a pretty much different way. Sint-Truiden didn’t finish among the first six teams in the standings, which meant that they didn’t receive the right to fight for something more during the playoffs.As for Gent, they finished the regular season in the First Division A at 4th place. During the playoffs, Gent finished at 3rd place, which meant that they qualified for the next edition of the Europa League.In the Europa League Gent already reached the 3rd qualifying round, where their opponent is Rheindorf Altach from Austria. The first game between them in Gent finished with a 1-1 draw, which was a disappointing result for Gent.For Gent the match against Sint-Truiden comes between the two games against Rheindorf Altach in the Europa League. It’s curious to see if Gent’s manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck is going to rest some of his key players against Sint-Truiden, because the result from the first match against the Austrians was not good for Gent. We shall wait and see what decision he’s about to take for this clash.As for Sint-Truiden, their main goal this season will be avoiding relegation. Everything more than this would be a bonus for them, so they shall begin the new season with no pressure. Nobody expects great things from them, so they could start their campaign calm and relaxed.For Gent, it’s a different story. They are an ambitious team and now they must find a way to balance between the domestic league and their participation in the Europa League. Can they do it?