Club Brugge vs Genk Prediction & Match Preview

Club Brugge vs Genk Belgian First Division A Prediction by LeagueLane

Club Brugge vs Genk
Belgian First Division A
Date: 28 May 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Jan Breydelstadion (Brugge).

Club Brugge produced one of the best performances of the season last weekend when they dispatched leaders Royal Antwerp 2-0 on the home patch.

It was a very tight affair in the first half but substitute Casper Nielsen completely changed its course by completing a second-half brace and clearing the path for his team’s win.

Unfortunately for Brugge fans, the victory over table-toppers will count for little as they sit firmly at the foot of the four-team Championship Group without any chance of catching up with the three teams above them in the remaining two outings.

Interestingly, the team decided to part ways with manager Rik De Mil after the mentioned victory, appointing former Standard Liege boss Ronny Delia on Wednesday morning.

This match will thus represent Delia’s debut on the bench for Club Brugge, meaning Genk will be up against a new-manager bounce on Sunday.

Speaking of Genk, they have completely bottled the title in the top flight of Belgian football this season.

Wouter Vrancken’s men have spent the whole season with a big advantage at the top of the standings only to drop badly in form right in the crucial moments of the campaign.

Genk took just one point in the previous three games in the Championship Group and it came in a 1-1 home draw to Union St. Gilloise seven days ago.

Club Brugge vs Genk Head-to-head

  • The home court advantage has been a major factor in the history of this matchup. We’ve thus seen home wins in each of the last four head to head outings between these rivals.
  • Club Brugge won 33, drew 8, and lost only 9 of the last 50 home matches against Genk.
  • We have seen four goals, as well as both teams scoring, in each of the previous seven head to head fixtures between these counterparts.

Club Brugge vs Genk Prediction

The circumstances around this game are much different after last weekend’s performances. Club Brugge looked rock-solid defensively against leaders Antwerp while Genk did not do much to threaten Union St. Gilloise in the final third in either of two previous outings.

This is why we see big value in backing the hosts to keep a clean sheet at the 3.75 odds, while the more conservative punters can rather take Club Brugge to win on the new-manager bounce at the 1.90 odds.

Club Brugge vs Genk Betting Tips

  • Club Brugge to keep a clean sheet @ 3.75 (11/4)
  • Club Brugge to win @ 1.90 (9/10) odd.