Besiktas vs Genk
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 25 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: Vodafone Stadyumu (Istanbul).
One of the most interesting matches of the Europa League 3rd round is going to be contested between Besiktas and Genk.
Besiktas hasn’t been playing very well lately and they missed the chance to win in the last three matches.
Their defence has been very leaky lately as in each of the last three games, Pepe and the lads allowed two goals.
This poor streak pushed them down to the 4th place in the Turkish Super Lig, but they are still just four points behind the top places Galatasaray.
However, Besiktas need to stabilize their form if they want to keep challenging the title and to snatch their place in the knockout stage of the Europa League.
On the other hand, Genk are enjoying a very good campaign as they are sitting on the top spot of the Belgian First Division A, being three points ahead of the defending champions Club Brugge.
Philippe Clement’s side has been lethal for the oppositions’ goalkeepers as they’ve been scoring three goals per match in average.
However, after beating Malmo in the opening round of the Europa League, they’ve lost away to Sarpsborg 08.
The visitors are hoping that they can keep up the form and get back with something from this clash.
Besiktas vs Genk: Head-to-head
These two sides didn’t have the opportunity to face each other yet and this is going to be their first encounter.
Although both teams have been participating in the continental competitions pretty often, they didn’t have the chance to meet Belgian or Turkish club.
Besiktas vs Genk: Prediction
The hosts are going to have slight advantage in this one only because of their hot home pitch. However, Besiktas are not playing very well recently and Genk might take advantage of that to snatch a point from this trip.
The hosts are capable of scoring against any side when playing in front of their fans, while Genk have been clinical in front of the opposition’s goal this season. Therefore, we are expecting to see an efficient match with at least one goal in each net.
Besiktas vs Genk: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.50 (5/2)
BTTS Yes @ 1.60 (3/5).