Club Brugge vs Genk
Belgium – Playoff Championship
Date: Sunday, 12th May 2019
Kick-off at 17.00 UK/ 18.00 CET
Venue: Jan Breydel Stadion (Brugge).
Genk is the topper of the league and has a six-point lead over the next-placed team, which coincidentally is Club Bruges. What this translates into is – Bruges could get a shot at the top-most spot, which ensures direct entry into the Champions League, if they manage to defeat Genk in this tie, and overcome three points from the next two match-days.
Genk will be prepared for the challenge though. They won six of the total seven matches in the Championship Group so far and scored the most number of goals as well. The team also realizes that a win in this tie would mathematically secure their Champions League ticket.
Club Brugge vs Genk Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the last eight wins went to Genk.
- 13 of the last 16 games had goals from both teams.
- Five of the last seven matches at this venue had goals at either end of the pitch.
- The last Genk won at this venue was six years back.
Club Brugge vs Genk Prediction
Bruges has the upper hand due to their home advantage. They have dominated Genk in the recent clashes at this venue. In fact, the last Genk won at this venue was back in 2013. Bruges, meanwhile, scored goals in 24 of their last 27 home h2h fixtures and did so twice or more in four of the last seven. Genk also seems to suffer a bit while away from home. The team was winless in five of their last seven match-ups on the road, whereas Bruges won six of their last seven home ties, and found the back of the net in 19 of their last 22 home ties.
As such, expect the hosts to draw first blood. But do not expect a clean sheet, especially when Genk is in the other half. The team won their last five ties in a row and was unbeaten in 10 of their last 11. They also managed to record two or more goals in six of their last eight fixtures. With the chance to mathematically lock down their Champions League entry, do not expect them to be quiet the whole ninety minutes.
Club Brugge vs Genk Betting Tips
Club Bruges to Score the First Goal @ 1.67 (2/3)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2).