Royal Antwerp is undoubtedly the surprise in the Belgian championship playoffs. As a sixth in the playoffs drafted, such a run of the underdog was not to be expected. KRC Genk conceded the only defeat in the playoffs against Royal Antwerp. The current league leaders can now reciprocate for the bankruptcy and make a big step towards the championship with a victory. With a lead of six points on pursuer Club Bruges, KRC Genk can present with the next threesome and increase the pressure. At Genk vs Antwerp will be offered for a tip on the home side odds of 1.55.
Genk vs Antwerp Football Betting Tips
Already in the regular season Royal Antwerp could provide again and again for smaller surprises. Especially in the away games Antwerp was well on the way and counted behind Genk to the strongest away teams of the Jupiler League. The previous performance of Royal Antwerp was outstanding in the playoffs. However, in order for the upward trend in Genk to continue, Antwerp will have to go to its limits. Even the minimal point yield in the league leaders would be pleasing from the point of view of Antwerp. For our Genk vs. Antwerp prediction, however, we see the guests ahead. On Friday evening, the match in Genk at 20:30 in the Luminus Arena rises!
Last season, KRC Genk had just reached fifth place in the championship playoffs. This year it looks pretty good with the fourth championship title in club history. With a home win over Royal Antwerp, the six-point cushion is to be increased initially, in order to increase the pressure on pursuers Club Bruges. For Philippe Clement, the season is going well with his team. After the strong regular season, a sign has also been set in the championship playoffs. Only against Antwerp, the Clement Elf had previously beaten in the playoffs. With the recent home victory over pursuer Bruges, the title ambitions were further underpinned. In the last four playoff games, it is now, nothing left to burn. With only 31 goals conceded in 30 games, KRC Genk set the strongest defense of the Jupiler League in the regular season. The scoring of 63 was behind Club Bruges best in the highest Belgian league. Genk won the last four home games in series, scoring nine goals. KRC Genk will be in demand at home against the formidable team from Antwerp, especially since the guests showed quite strong performances on foreign terrain. In the regular season, the Clement Elf could not prevail against Antwerp at home.
With players like Samatta, Trossard and Malinovsky, Genk has a strong offensive. Especially Samatta, who leads the scoring charts of the Jupiler League with 22 goals, was a decisive factor in the storm and is expected to crown himself the top scorer. Genk scored 12 goals in six playoff games. The strong defense of Antwerp will certainly not be underestimated, but even against teams like Club Bruges or Anderlecht Genk scored three goals each. In the impressive form of the championship leader, a point loss at home against Royal Antwerp would be surprising. With Lucumi and Borges two players fall out on the side of the table leader.
Expected formation of Genk:
⤷ Vukovic – Uronen, Lucumi, Dewaest, Maehle – Berge, Malinovskyi, Heynen – Trossard, Samatta, Ito
Last Games by Genk:
⚽️ 27.04.2019 – Gent vs. Genk 0: 1 (First Division A)
⚽️ 19.04.2019 – Standard Liège vs. Genk 1: 3 (First Division A)
⚽️ 14.04.2019 – Genk Vs. Bruges 3: 1 (First Division A)
⚽️ 06.04.2019 – Genk Vs. Gent 2: 1 (First Division A)
⚽️ 02.04.2019 – Antwerp Vs. Genk 1: 0 (First Division A)
Antwerp – Statistics & Current Form
As the oldest football club in Belgium, Royal Antwerpen is well on the way to getting international take-off rights for the coming season. Whether it will end up being the Champions League qualifier or the Europa League qualifier depends entirely on how Antwerp’s uptrend is developing. “The Great Old”, as the Belgian club is called, has presented itself quite confidently in the six previous playoff games. So was the league leaders Genk in the second playoff game, the only ever defeat missed. The strong form of Antwerp has already felt Club Bruges. In the goalless draw against Bruges the team of Laszlo Bölöni took important points in the race for the lucrative second place in the table. In the regular season Antwerp was one of the strongest away teams of the Jupiler League. Only championship leader Genk scored more points in the distance than Royal Antwerp. After the failed playoff against Standard Liege the Bölöni-Elf could find again and had convinced with their strong defensive. Only three goals conceded in the last five playoff games. If Antwerp, as in the home game against Genk, should maintain the defensive stability, then a Genk vs Antwerp prediction on a point win of the guests quite realistic.
Already in their last home game against Standard Liège, Antwerp had struggled to manage the lead. The battle against Liège in charge of the match also led to the dismissal of Lamkel, who was actually on the outside line of Antwerp. There were seven yellow cards for Antwerp in the match against Liège. In Bölöni’s squad, Mbokani is currently the most valuable player. With 15 points scorer Mbokani is one of the most important offensive players in the squad and set in the storm of Antwerp. On the wings Bölöni sat on baby and Lamkel last. After the latter flew off the pitch in the recent playoff game, his role on the wings will probably be taken over by Jonathan Bolingi. With Opare and Buta two players are injured due to injury.
Expected formation of Antwerp:
⤷ Bolat – Jukleröd, Van Damme, Arslanagic, Yatabare – Govea, Haroun – Baby, Refaelov, Bolingi – Mbokani
Last matches from Antwerp:
⚽️ 26.04.2019 – Antwerp Vs. Standard Liege 2: 1 (First Division A)
⚽️ 22.04.2019 – Antwerp vs. FC Bruges 0: 0 (First Division A)
⚽️ 13.04.2019 – Ghent vs Antwerp 1: 2 (First Division A)
⚽️ 07.04.2019 – Anderlecht vs Antwerp 1: 2 (First Division A)
⚽️ 02.04.2019 – Antwerp Vs. Genk 1: 0 (First Division A)
Genk vs Antwerp Direct Comparison
It is already the 28th duel between the two Belgian clubs. Royal Antwerpen leads the direct comparison with a balance of 12-5-10. A total of 87 goals were scored in the 27 games between the two clubs. Thus, there was an average of 3.22 goals per game to see. If at Genk against Antwerp a tip on over 2.5 goals should pay off again, odds of 1.65. In the last two duels there was only one goal to see. Genk has not lost at home to Antwerp for quite some time. Genk won four of their last five home games against Antwerp.
Genk vs Antwerp Football Betting Tips Explained
Genk can present at home against Antwerp and continue to put pressure on Club Bruges. Only four games separate Genk from the fourth championship in club history. In addition, Genk can retaliate for the only defeat in the championship playoffs against Antwerp. In the last playoff game Antwerp was able to pick up important three points against Standard Liège, but the performance of the table third was not very promising.
Key Facts – Genk vs Antwerp tips
♦️ Genk has six games ahead of the season’s end, six points clear of pursuer Bruges!
♦️ Antwerp were the only team in the championship playoffs to win against KRC Genk.
♦️ At home Genk has won four of their last five home games against Antwerp.
In addition to one of the strongest offensives in the Jupiler League Genk also benefits from a strong defensive. Only four goals conceded the league leaders in the previous six playoff games. We expect a sovereign home success of the home side. At Genk vs. Antwerp wave for a tip on the home side betting odds of 1.55.
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