Brondby vs Genk
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 30 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Brondby Stadion, Brondby.
Danish fans will certainly remember the name of Mbwana Samatta who completed a hat-trick to inspire the massive 5-2 victory for his Genk in the first leg of the play-offs tie with Brondby. Alex Zorniger’s men thus have a mountain to climb to come back from such deficit ahead of the reverse fixture on the Danish soil on Thursday evening.
Brondby did manage to bounce back from conceding two early goals seven days ago when Hjortur Hermannsson and Kamil Wilczek brought them on level terms, but the Belgian giants responded with three more goals later on to set 5-2 the final score. It was the third defeat in last four games in all competitions for Drengene Fra Vestegnen who now need a miracle to book a place in the group stage of the competition.
Brondby vs Genk: Head-to-head
The match played last Thursday at Luminus Arena was the first ever head to head encounter between the two teams.
Brondby vs Genk: Prediction
Genk are flying high at the start of the new season. They took as many as 13 points from five opening rounds in the First Division A and they’ve been thriving in the final third in three Europa League rounds past Fola Esch, Lech Poznan and Brondby as well. Mbwana Samatta and Leandro Trossard have notched five goals each so far in the competition and they will no doubt have plenty of room to keep their stellar form going past the struggling defense of Brondby’s in the rematch as well.
Philippe Clement’s men won nine and drew one of ten games in all competitions this season and they’ve bagged three or more goals in all of last three matches. Brondby did end the unpleasant run at the weekend beating the league newcomers Vendsyssel 1-2 on the road to keep ground on Copenhagen and Midtjylland in the Superligaen ladder, but we are not quite optimistic regarding their chances of avoiding another defeat against an inspiring Genk side here.
We should really be in for a high-scoring affair as the hosts need to push forward from the get go and the Over 2.5 goals FT looks to be a huge banker at 1.57 odds. You can have the visitors to score two or more goals on the night at the odds of 1.83.
Brondby vs Genk: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57
Genk Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.83.