Genk vs Royal Antwerp
Belgian First Division A
Date: Sunday, 24 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Luminus Arena, Genk.
Antwerp have suffered narrow losses to Lokeren and Anderlecht in their last two outings and now see their top 6 spot in danger once again, with chasers mounting and an obvious need for points to escape as they travel to Genk for their Matchday 27 clash on Sunday afternoon.
A single goal from Lior Refaelov was nothing more than a consolation at Daknamstadion and a last-minute winner conceded in an important clash against Anderlecht will surely be just as disappointing, as Laszlo Boloni now has a tough task to lift their team spirits.
Genk, on the other hand, sit eight points in the clear at the top of the First Division A table but have seen similar troubles over the past seven days, as Club Bruges snatched the points in a 3-1 loss at Jan Breydelstadion and Slavia Prague knocked them out of Europa League in a 1-4 thrashing in front of the home crowd. They will now need more and Philippe Clement will try to set up a tougher defensive line once again!
Genk vs Royal Antwerp: Head-to-head
- Genk have bagged wins in seven of the last eight head-to-head clashes since 2002.
- We’ve seen a six-goal thriller at Bosuilstadion earlier this term, as Genk secured the points with a second-half comeback (2-4).
- The sides saw four or more goals between them in all of the last five encounters.
Genk vs Royal Antwerp: Prediction
We will now back Genk to keep up their great streak in head to head clashes against Antwerp and bag an important return to the winning ways, as we go for a Home win at 1.55 which has been rated banker material by many big hitters already.
Antwerp have been scoring (and conceding) many goals on the road and still promise a great challenge in Genk, which has us going for another high-scoring contest between the sides with Over 2.5 goals FT at 1.80. We got used to such head-to-head clashes and this could prove a generous pick as both sides struggle for defensive stability.
Genk vs Royal Antwerp: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.55
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80.