Genk vs Anderlecht
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Friday 23 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Luminus Arena (Genk).
The reigning champions have got off to a miserable start in their new campaign and have already stumbled twice in their opening four clashes. The hosts, however, bounced back from the disappointing 2-0 defeat to Waregem at home by thumping Waasland-Beveren with a 4-0 scoreline in their most recent matchup.
Anderlecht are on an even more disappointing run of form at the moment and are currently the only side, that finished in the championship group last season, to be deprived of a win. The only two points that the visitors have secured so far have come from two frustrating stalemates, one at home and the other on the road.
The away side will be coming into the clash this week on the back of a disappointing 4-2 loss against Kortrijk on the road, and are sizing up to be the outright underdogs to come out on top.
Genk vs Anderlecht Head to head (h2h)
- Four out of the last five meetings have seen Genk clinch the victory.
- Their last encounter saw the scores tied at 1-1.
- Both teams have found the back of the net thrice in their previous six matchups.
- Anderlecht have not kept a clean sheet against this side in their last four clashes, while Genk have registered three.
Genk vs Anderlecht Prediction
The home team turned things around, after their dismal defeats, and have gotten back on track with a very convincing win over Waasland-Beveren last week. It also needs mentioning that, Genk have lost just once in their last seven games on home soil, and have scored nine goals from their previous five alone.
Considering that Genk have also been securing the bragging rights over their foes at this venue for three games in a row, it is certainly safe to assume that Anderlecht will have to wait even further to bag the first win of their campaign.
Additionally, irrespective of the outcome, the hosts have scored two goals or more in three of their last four games. Taking into account that they scored four in their most recent fixture alone, expect Genk to rack up the goals tally in this one as a high scoring clash is definitely in the reckoning.
Genk vs Anderlecht Betting tips
Full-time result: Genk @ 1.75 (3/4)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.65 (7/11).