Genk vs Standard Liege
Belgium – Jupiler League
Date: Sunday, 31 July 2022
Kick-off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Cegeka Arena.
Round Two of Belgium Jupiler League will kick-start this week as Genk play host to Standard Liege. These two sides will be seen clashing at Cegeka Arena this Sunday in this new season.
Genk are more difficult to predict after finishing 8th last season, their joint-lowest league finish since coming 10th in 2009/10. New boss Wouter Vrancken brought the domestic cup to Mechelen in 2019 but they look hard pushed to compete thereafter. The side finished second in the Conference League group, last season with 37 points.
The hosts will be hoping to bounce back here following the 3-2 First Division A losing effort in their last game against Club Brugge. They have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 11 goals in the process.
On the other hand, Standard Liege enter a new era this term under the supervision of Norwegian coach Ronny Delia and with a fresh slate to work off. The side struggled to perform during the pre-season but will hope to go through the campaign on a positive note.
In their last fixture, the visitors drew 2-2 in the league tie with KAA Gent. The attacking players from Standard Liege have struggled for goals in their past 6 encounters, recording an unsatisfactory return of just four. In those fixtures, Les Rouches have also seen the overall goal tally of opposing teams to reach nine.
Genk vs Standard Liege Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three out of their last five meetings have ended on ties.
- Genk won the same fixture last season by 2-nil.
- Three of their last five h2hs saw scoring from both ends.
Genk vs Standard Liege Prediction
Out of their 21 previous meetings, Genk have won 7 matches while Standard Liege won 8, so both sides share a same level of record. Moreover, three out of their last five meetings have ended on ties and that indicates the fact that draws are also a strong option for this one.
The hosts are good at home, they won 5 of the last 7 game played at their home turf and they even remain undefeated at home since the last 2 h2hs played with this opposing side.
Meanwhile Standard Liege lost 3 of their last 5 away games while unable to net in 4 of those. Considering their previous h2h stats and current form, we feel that a home win seems likely.
Genk vs Standard Liege Betting tips
Genk to win & No BTTS @ 2.62 odds.
Genk to win @ 1.50 odds.