Genk (W) (@1.95) vs Gent (W) (@3.2)
13-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Genk (W) will win

Genk (W) – Gent (W) Match Prediction | 13-09-2019 14:30

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However, I dont expect that to happen any time soon as he is yet to settle in properly. On the other side, Anderlecht will look to change their winless ways and get a win after a seven-week drought. Moreover, during that period, they produced 3 draws and 4 losses. In the most recent affair in the top flight of Belgian football, they faced Kortrijk and lost by the score of 4-2. The arrival of the new player-manager, Vincent Kompany, may stir the pot. They were the better team in almost all of the statistical categories, however, they converted only twice from 9 attempts which simply wasnt enough.

Genk managed a shock victory when they visited fellow Belgians Gent in the Europa League first leg last week, going into half-time 4-1 up and eventually winning the game 5-2, despite hints of a second half comeback from the hosts. This puts them in an excellent position to progress in the competition, and they have kept the confidence rolling over the weekend as well.

Head to Head

Gent are in excellent form at the moment and showed their class with their win over Spurs, whilst Genk have struggled at times on the road and have arguably had an easier path to this stage of the competition. I think the advantage lies with the hosts on this one. Odds of 10/11 for a Gent win look good value for money, so Im going for that along with a 2-1 correct score predictions at 15/2. They are generally the better team than their opponents and have a lot of history with them, most of which is good.

In my opinion, this might just be the safest option of them all. Therefore, those is search of wagers that yield in greater profits, can combine the home teams triumph with over 2.5 goals. The two sides have had their fair share of matches in recent years, however, their endeavours were somewhat one-sided. Furthermore, Genk have won 4 of the last 5 matches between them, with the most recent one ending in a draw. It is worth noting that in them, these clubs averaged over 2 goals scored.

The visitors lost four and drew one of last five league matches netting just twice along the way and our alternative option will be Genk to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 2.75. To sum it all up, we have to back the home win at 2.00 based on both the H2H record and Genks superb form in front of the home against better opponents than Gent.

The Buffalos will need to find the way out of the crisis on Thursday evening at Luminus Arena if they are to keep dreaming of the Europa League football next term. They lost four and drew one of last five league ties, a streak that dropped them down to fifth in the league standings. Gent just cant seem to be able to catch a breakthrough in the post-season.

Head To Head

They beat Westerlo 4-0 away from home to make it four wins from their last five matches, and the fact they have only lost once in their last ten outings shows the magnitude of Gents task. The last time Genk lost by three or more goals was back in November at KV Oostende, but at home they havent been on the end of such a beating since the autumn of 2015.

We have to respect such streak for Genk given the opposition included the likes of Standard Liege, Anderlecht and Club Brugge. Gent obviously have huge issues producing in the final third given they scored just two goals in last five league matches. They will find it tough to end the dismal record here at Luminus Arena knowing that Genk conceded only two goals during the streak of two wins and a dark in last three league games on the home pitch.

I can see this being another high scoring game. This will leave them open at the back though, and Genk have only failed to score at home once in their last 16 outings. Considering the first leg, backing Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score at 20/21 looks a good choice here, so Im going for that alongside a 2-2 correct score predictions at 10/1. Gent will have to go for it from the outset and they have scored seven goals in their last four away games in all competitions.

Moreover, Thierry Lutonda, Hotman El Kababri, and Peter Zulj are bound to cheer for their teammates from the comfort of their living rooms. The Purple and Whites, as Anderlecht are called in Belgium, will have to deal with a lot of injuries. The absence of two wing-backs and a centre-midfielder will make coach Vincent Kompanys job that much harder.

Genk vs Gent: Preview and Predictions

Currently, they are placed 8th in the league with 6 points. Genk showed their true potential and netted 4 goals from 5 attempts on target. Out of the previous 5 games that theyve played, we saw 3 losses and 2 wins, one of which came in the previous round against Waasland-Beveren. Because of their current form and their head to head record with Anderlecht, the hosts are my pick for this Friday fixture. Genk, commonly known as the Smurfs, produced colourful results in recent weeks.

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