Genk vs Standard Liege
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Saturday, 7 April 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30UK
Venue: Cristal Arena (Genk).
Genk and Standard Liege are going to face each other in the 2nd round of the Championship stage of Belgian First Division A. The hosts want to break their bad form, while the away side is looking to catch up the top of the table and snatch some place in the European cups.
Genk are in a bad streak of three defeats in a row, including the Cup match against the same opposition. They are on the 6th place of the Championship group and four points away from the place which could give them a chance to compete in the continental cups next season. Philippe Clement’s side has been fairly efficient so far in the season by scoring 45 goals. However, their home displays have been a disappointment for the home crowd since Genk were able to celebrate a home win only in four occasions. They need to improve the performances in front of their fans if they want to stay competitive for one of the Europa League spots.
After securing the participation in the Championship stage in the very last moments, Standard Liege opened the deciding stage with a victory. Renaud Emond and the lads have been very good lately since they celebrated four wins in a row. Although they have conceded more goals than expected, they managed to neutralize bad defensive record by being productive in the front. They haven’t been playing very well at away grounds through the season, but the visitors have improved lately.
Genk vs Standard Liege: Head-to-head
Genk managed to beat their rivals last time back in 2015 and since then Standard Liege remained undefeated for eight matches. When these two teams are facing each other, the spectators are often able to see goals in both nets.
Genk vs Standard Liege: Prediction
The hosts are good enough to break this negative run, but the visitors will be searching for the points as well. This one could end with a draw.
We should be able to see both sides scoring at least once, which is in accordance to the tradition of their head to head clashes.
Genk vs Standard Liege: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.20
BTTS Yes @ 1.83