Anderlecht vs Genk
Belgium – Playoff Championship
Date: Thursday, 16th May 2019
Kick-off at 19.30 UK/ 20.30 CET
Venue: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium (Anderlecht).
Genk is currently at the top of the table, and need four more points from the remaining two match-days, to ensure direct qualification to the Champions League. They are being given a tough chase by Club Brugge, trailing by just three points, who also defeated them, and cut down their lead at the top.
Anderlecht, meanwhile, is five points behind Liege, currently in the fourth and final European position. The former need to win both their remaining games to have any shot at a European appearance. Considering that Liege is taking on Club Brugge, who also needs a win to challenge Genk at the top, Anderlecht could cut down the lead of Liege from five to two with a win in this fixture.
Anderlecht vs Genk Head-to-head (h2h)
- Genk won the last five matches in a row.
- Genk won the last three games at this venue.
- 16 of the last 22 wins at this stadium went to the hosts.
- Four of the last five clashes saw the home teams scoring goals.
Anderlecht vs Genk Prediction
All hard work put in by Genk during the regular season has to pay off somehow for the fans. As of now, they hold just a three-point lead at the top, over Club Brugge, with two more match-days to go. Genk needs to win this tie, or they are looking at both these teams having the same number of points, drastically reducing their chances to get a direct ticket to the Champions League.
It helps that Genk won the last five h2h ties in a row and the last three at this venue. Genk was also the topper of the regular season by quite a distance and had a lead of 12 points over Anderlecht. Also, Genk won five of their last six games, while Anderlecht was winless in seven of their last eight. Count on the topper to do justice to their tag.
Going on, Anderlecht is desperate, too. They can’t even afford to draw one of the next two matches. They need six points from these two ties and depend on other results as well. As their target, Liege is pitted against Club Brugge, the first step might be to their desire. But still, Anderlecht needs a win here. Considering that 16 of the last 22 wins at this venue went to the hosts, and four of the last five h2h clashes had goals at either end of the pitch – expect a fierce encounter with both teams on the scoresheet.
Anderlecht vs Genk Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2)
Genk to Win @ 2.00 (1/1).