Antwerp vs Genk
Belgian First Division A
Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Bosuilstadion (Deurne).
A real buzz is expected in and around Bosuilstadion on Wednesday evening when Antwerp host Genk in the derby of the Matchday. The Smurfs have been impeccable so far in the season as they won 9 and drew 3 of 12 games so far. Such an exquisite spell of form is enough to keep them three points clear at the top of the First Division A standings, but their 12-game unbeaten run will be on a heavy test on Wednesday against the red-hot Antwerp.
The Great Old enter this in the highest of spirits following a three-win thread. Laszlo Boloni’s men took advantage of the easier schedule to pick up wins against the likes of Eupen, Lokeren and Waasland-Beveren. Antwerp allowed only two goals along the way. It will be very interesting to see how their in-form defensive line will cope with Genk’s red-hot attacking line here.
Antwerp vs Genk: Head-to-head
Genk scored as many as nine goals in last two encounters against The Great Old.
They lead the head to head tie by two wins ahead of 15th meeting with Antwerp.
However, The Great Old were much more successful in outings at Bosuilstadion where they won 5 and lost 2 of 7.
Four or more goals were seen in five of last six head to head affairs.
Antwerp vs Genk: Prediction
Genk have really ben thriving in the final third in all competitions ever since the season began. Philippe Clement has a deadly line-up of attackers in the likes of Mbwana Samatta, Leandro Trossard and Ruslan Malinovskiy.
Nonetheless, the Smurfs failed to break the deadlock past the stern defense of Standard Liege in the weekend’s First Division A derby all up until the 84th-minute when Samatta notched his eighth goal of the campaign. Clement’s men were unlucky to concede a stoppage-time leveller, though.
Antwerp did improve their defensive efforts of late, but they will really find in hard to maintain such form against the strongest attacking line in the country here. Knowing about the head to head history, we have to go for Genk to win & BTTS at 3.60 as well as for the visitors to net two or more goals on the evening at the 1.90 odds.
Antwerp vs Genk: Bet Tips
Genk to win & BTTS @ 3.60 (13/5)
Genk Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.90 (9/10).