Genk vs Gent: Preview and Predictions

Genk vs Gent-Europa League Match Preview-16th March 2017

Genk vs Gent
UEFA Europa League – Round of 16, Second Leg
Date: Thursday, 16th March 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Luminus Arena.

Genk have been in an amazing attacking form over the last couple of weeks. The team netted as many as nine goals in last two matches.

The tie was closed in the first leg since Genk took a demolishing 2-5 victory at GHELAMCO-Arena making the rematch a pure formality.


Genk ended the regular part of the season in First Division A at the 8th position meaning that they won’t have the chance to compete for the title in the playoffs.

The great form done by Albert Stuivenberg can certainly be noticed since Blauw-Wit suffered a single defeat in last ten matches in all competitions.

Unfortunately for their fans, the positive run came a bit later than the fans had expected it.


Gent are most likely out of Europa League, but they managed to find the way towards the top six positions at the end of the regular part of the season in First Division A.

The team recovered from the shocking loss to Genk with a commanding 3-0 victory over the direct rivals for the playoffs spots Mechelen.

Genk vs Gent: Head to head

Genk continued the dominance in the head to head encounters with Gent last Thursday when they completely outplayed the Belgian rivals.

The 2-5 victory was the second in a row for Hein Vanhaezebrouck and his men in the head to head meetings with Gent.

Mbwana Samatta packed a brace, while Malinovskiy, Colley and Uronen added a goal each for the winning side.

Genk vs Gent: Prediction

It is hard to give any predictions because the tie has already been closed in the first leg.

Anyhow, we do expect to see goals because both sides have been quite inspired in the final third lately.

We’ll thus search for the value and chase the best odds offered on goals bets.

Genk vs Gent: Bet Tips

  • The first bet will be Over 2.5 goals & BTTS at 20/21.
  • Gent are 5/4 to score two goals or more.