Genk (W) (@1.95) vs Gent (W) (@3.2)

Our Prediction:

Genk (W) will win

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

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.

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.

The Smurfs did an amazing job during the summer transfer window. Leandro Trossard parted ways with the club and joined Brighton, while Ruslan Malinovskyi completed his move to Atalanta. They had to sell some of their biggest stars, however, they were quick to find suitable replacements while keeping their expenditures low. In the end, they ended up with a profit of over 21,000,000.

Today's Tips

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.

Blauw-Wit shipped as many as five goals in a demolishing defeat on Sunday afternoon and it will be interesting to see if Philippe Clement will find the way to motivate his lads to bounce back in a highly-important contest four days later. Genk re-joined the contest of the top-four finish thanks to a surprising 2-1 win over Anderlecht in late-April, but they will come into this match in low spirits after suffering a true disaster away at Standard Liege last weekend.

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.

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.

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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.

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