Genk vs Besiktas
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 8 November 2018
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Luminus Arena (Genk).
Genk will host the former Turkish champions this Thursday on Round 4 of the UEL.
The Smurfs are on top of Group I with 2 wins and a loss in their 3 matches. The only loss came against Sarpsborg of Norway in Round 2. Even though they are on top they are just 3 points away from their opponents on Thursday.
In the Belgian League also they are at the top with 10 wins in 14 matches and are yet to lose a game. Manager Philippe Clement will be happy with the fact that his team is unbeaten in the last 6 games across all venue, with 4 wins included. Four of those games had over 2.5 goals scored in total.
They have never lost a game at home this season and have won 10 of the 12 matches played there this season.
The team from Turkey have not found form in both the Super Lig and the UEL. They are at the bottom of the group with 1 win and 2 defeats this season. They don’t have a clean sheet in any of their group games and have conceded a total of 7 goals.
From the last 6 games, they played they have lost 4 and have only 1 win to go with them. They are winless in previous 7 games on the road and tend to draw more games away from home. At present they are on a 2 game losing streak at home.
A win this Thursday will put Besiktas in the top of the table depending on the result of the other match in the group between Malmo and Sarpsborg.
Genk vs Besiktas: Head-to-head (h2h)
- In the one and only h2h between them, Genk won 4-2 away.
Genk vs Besiktas: Prediction
With Genk never losing a game at home this season, I don’t think that is going to change in the upcoming match as well. They have proved their power in the reverse fixture against this opposition by scoring 4 past them. On the back of a 20 game undefeated streak, we can bet on the Smurfs to win with 1.73 odd.
If the reverse fixture is anything to go by we can expect a high scoring game on Thursday as well. Even though Besiktas has scored in only 3 of their last 5 games, they have scored in 2 of their UEL matches and are on good scoring form in Super Lig with 19 goals scored in 11 matches. Genk have been scoring consecutively for more than 20 matches now and we can expect them to score some again. So we can bet on both the teams to score at 1.61 odd.
Genk vs Besiktas: Betting Tips
Genk to win @ 1.73 (8/11).
Both teams to score @ 1.61 (3/5).