Genk vs Eupen
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019
Kick-off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Luminus Arena (Genk).
With the competition entering its final stage, Genk need to improve their form if they are to be in contention for a spot in the Championship Group. Considering their home advantage, and domination over Eupen over the years, they are certainly capable of posting the three points on the board this Thursday.
Genk vs Eupen Head-to-head (h2h)
- Seven of the last eight wins went to Genk.
- The last time these two met, Genk lost on the road, 2-0.
- At this venue, Genk hold a 100% unbeaten record in the last decade.
- Disregarding a single match in 2017, every meeting at this venue since 2010 have had two or more goals by the hosts.
Genk vs Eupen Prediction
Genk were on the road the last match-day, and they had locked horns with Anderlecht. The away handicap clearly weighed Genk down, as they were defeated 2-0. Meanwhile, Eupen had the home advantage, and still were beaten by Kortrijk with a 1-2 scoreline.
This Thursday, the upper hand goes to Genk, and one of most important reasons for this would be their home advantage. At this venue, they were unbeaten in 16 of their last 21 appearances.
Two of these five losses had come in the Champions League, and two of the remaining three defeats had come against teams from the top-six of the league table.
On the other hand, Eupen lost six of their last seven overall fixtures, and on the road, they are on a four-match losing run. Also keep note that Eupen have scored a total of just one goal from these four visits, and they have also made the worst offensive returns in the whole league, with a total of just 16 goals from their 20 fixtures.
In addition, Genk have been the dominant team in h2h clashes this whole decade. In fact, in this period, Eupen have a single win to show for, and at this venue, the hosts hold a 100% unbeaten record in such fixtures.
Furthermore, at home, disregarding a single h2h meeting, Genk have scored two or more goals in all matches, and have won every single game against this opponent as well.
Considering all these observations, it’s adjudged that Genk will emerge victorious this Thursday at the Luminus Arena. On that same note, with the offensive struggles of Eupen in mind, and their away handicap as well, count on Genk to keep a clean sheet in the first half.
Genk vs Eupen Betting Tips
To Win: Genk @ 1.40 (2/5)
Genk to Keep a Clean Sheet in the First Half @ 1.40 (2/5).