Genk vs Malmo
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 20 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Luminus Arena (Genk).
Genk host Malmo at the start of the new Europa League campaign. The clash truly promises to offer goals as both teams gave been thriving in the final third of late.
The hosts began the new First Division A campaign in some style and they sit second to defending champions Club Brugge after seven rounds. They’ve bagged 17 goals in the process and will come into this high on confidence after seeing off Anderlecht in the big derby on Saturday. It was Sebastien Dewaest who made the difference netting the only goal of the game for the Belgian outfit back then.
Malmo are midway through the season in the elite tier of the Swedish football. They started off in an underwhelming manner, but their form has seen a massive rise in the last couple of months. The Sky Blues won four on the bounce ahead of the trip to Belgium for this Genk tie showing they have nothing to be intimidated off.
Genk vs Malmo: Head-to-head
The two teams did not meet each other in the past.
Genk vs Malmo: Prediction
Ruslan Malinovskiy, Mbwana Samatta and Leandro Trossard are all enjoying a stellar form for Genk at the start of the season. Samatta and Trossard combined 11 goals in Europa League qualifications, helping Genk en route to sic wins in six matches in the campaign.
The Belgian outfit was especially impressive in play-offs fixtures against Danish giants Brondby, bagging nine goals in two affairs then.
As mentioned above, Malmo also showed a scintillating attacking form of late. The visitors notched two or more goals in all of past six games across competitions. This makes goals markets super attractive here and we just have to back the Over 2.5 goals FT as a banker bet at the 1.65 odds. Braver tipsters can try and fine the value in backing two or more goals in the first half at 2.50 odds.
Genk vs Malmo: Bet Tips
• Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.65 (13/20)
• Over 1.5 goals in the first half @ 2.50 (6/4).