Athletic Bilbao vs Genk
UEFA Europa League – Group F
Date: Thursday, 3rd November 2016,
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: San Mames Barria, Bilbao.
Athletic Club is in a very difficult situation ahead of the 4th round of the group phase of Europa League competition since they desperately need a victory to keep their chances of qualifying for the knockout stage of the competition alive. The team led by Ernesto Valverde lost the opening match to Sassuolo with 3-0, while their only victory came over Rapid Vienna on home ground. The team has not been doing badly in Primera Division though, but everyone expected them to take easy three points at San Mames over the weekend when they played just a draw with Osasuna.
Peter Maes cannot be very happy with the season in the First Division A since Genk is currently sitting at the 7th position after 13 rounds. The fans obviously want much more, even though the team has been doing very well so far in the Europa League campaign, where they are currently topping the standings with six points from three opening games.
Athletic Bilbao vs Genk: Head-to-Head Stats
This will only be the second head to head clash between the two sides since they have never previously met each other in European competitions. The Belgians won the first encounter with 2 – 0 on home ground thanks to Brabec and Ndidi who scored a goal each for a pretty confident victory.
Athletic Bilbao vs Genk: Prediction
Athletic Bilbao is only 3/10 to win the match which is way too lower than we expected. We would thus advise you to skip any home win bets or handicaps, as Genk are everything but a naïve team. After all, the Belgians are leading the group at the moment, and they will surely not be such heavy underdogs as bookies believe.
Athletic Bilbao vs Genk: Betting Tips
Genk +1.5 handicap at 1.90 (9/10)
First Half- Double Chance: Draw or Genk at 12/11 (2.05).