Genk vs Royal Antwerp
Belgian First Division A
Date: Friday, 3 May 2019
Kick-Off 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Luminus Arena (Genk).
Genk will be looking to maintain the splendid four-win streak in the Championship Round of Belgian First Division A on Friday evening when they are to open proceedings in Matchday No 7 against Antwerp.
A win here would get the Smurfs millimetres away from the title. They are six points clear ahead of Club Brugge in second place and there are just four games left to play before the end of the season.
Nevertheless, a slip-up against The Great Old would give Club Brugge a massive confidence booster ahead of next week’s derby with Genk.
Snatching the spoils against Antwerp will be quite a big challenge for the hosts even though the odds may not suggest so.
The visitors are certainly one of the most pleasant surprises of the entire season in First Division A. They are flying high in this Championship Round with four wins and a draw in last five games.
Can they cause problems to table-toppers on Friday night at Luminus Arena?
Genk vs Antwerp: Head-to-head
Antwerp proved out to be a tricky opposition for Genk in their latest set of head to head ties.
After all, Genk’s lone defeat in this Championship Round came just at the hands of Antwerp exactly a month ago.
The Smurfs failed to find the back of the net in past two clashes with The Great Old.
On the other hand, we have to say Genk were impeccable in the history of home clashes against Antwerp (5 wins and 3 draws in 8 meetings at Luminus Arena).
Genk vs Antwerp: Prediction
Laszlo Boloni’s men enjoyed a dream run with four wins and a draw in April. They saw off Standard Liege 2-1 at home seven days ago. Antwerp conceded just three goals in past five Championship Round games. They kept their net untouched in last two H2H ties with Genk as well.
The visitors are thus expected to park the bus and wait for their chances from counter attacks which is why we see the value in backing the Under 2.5 goals Ft bet at 2.20 odds. You can also try with Genk to score fewer than two goals in the match at 2.37.
Genk vs Antwerp: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.20 (6/5)
Genk Under 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.37 (11/8).