Sint-Truiden vs Genk
Belgium – First Division A.
Date: Friday, 18th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Stayen (Sint-Truiden).
The hosts are 6th in the table still with a distant chance to play in the Europa League. A win in this upcoming game would take them to the 4th spot above Anderlecht and Standard Liege defending on their results. They have conceded more goals than the number of games they played which is alarming as they face the top scoring team in the league this season.
Including 2 defeats they are without a win in any competition in the last 5 games. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of those 5 matches in both the Cup and the league. At home too, they are suffering from a 3 game winless run.
Over 2.5 goals came in 3 of their last 5 competitive games in front of their fans. The team managed by Marc Brys has scored and conceded in 7 of their last 9 matches at home.
Genk are at the top of the table with a comfortable 7 point lead over their nearest rivals Club Brugge. They are the top scorers with 49 goals in the 21 games so far and also dominates the defense with just 19 goals conceded in that period.
Apart from a defeat in the Cup, they won all 4 of their 5 recent matches. Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 games and they maintained a clean sheet in 3 games as well. Away from home, they are unbeaten in 8 of their previous 9 matches in all competitions. More than 2.5 goals resulted in 3 of their latest 5 matches on the road also.
Genk will be possibly winning this game without much trouble, but the Cup loss against a weaker team would definitely have its impact on their morale.
Sint-Truiden vs Genk: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Genk has won 2 and lost 1 of the last 5 h2h matches against these oppositions.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored and both teams scored in 3 of those 5 matches splayed across all venues.
- The Canaries have 2 wins and the visitors have 3 in the previous 5 h2h games at this ground.
- In the last 4 meetings between these two sides here, the final score had over 2. 5goals in total.
Sint-Truiden vs Genk: Prediction
Genk is on a 5 match unbeaten run in the league. They have never put a step wrong in the recent past and are the best team in the league in both scoring and defending. It will be extraordinary result if the host wins this upcoming match on Friday. So based on the long unbeaten run of the Smurfs in the league, we can bet on Genk to win with 1.57 odds.
In 11 matches that Genk played and in 10 league games that the hosts played, the final score had over 2.5 goals. This is also the same scoreline in the last 4 h2h meetings between these two sides at this venue. So it is safe to bet on over 2.5 goals with 1.60 odds.
Sint-Truiden vs Genk: Betting Tips
Genk to win @ 1.57 (4/7).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).