The first leg between Genk and Slavia Prague ended in a goalless draw. An amazing result from the point of view of the Belgians: In their 44 matches so far, it was only the second match in which no own scoring succeeded. The Flemish goalie usually delivers very reliably, but currently there are strong atmospheric disturbances in Racing, which certainly explain to some extent why it was only enough in Prague to zero number and last weekend the top game was lost in Bruges. The talk is about the change-over Spanish midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo, who is in trouble with the club over his departure to Toronto FC.
Europa League Betting Tips Genk vs Slavia Prague
Due to the quarrels he was relegated in the last two games, initially on the bench and thus, above all, his qualities as a template donors not optimally used. Like Genk, Slavia Prague also lost their top match against Viktoria Pilsen last weekend, adding to the turmoil of the title fight in the Czech Republic. At the upcoming match between Genk and Slavia Prague, the odds point towards a home win.
He goes or does not go – that is currently the anxious question among the fans of KRC Genk around the Spanish midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo. The 27-year-old is one of the key players of the squad and has played a key role in the upswing in Genk, which has brought it to the first place in the domestic Jupiler League. With five goals and eight assists, he is crucial for the Flemish offensive play. The dispute over his move to Toronto FC into the MLS is still smoldering, but a compromise is emerging. This provides that he will at least complete the main round of the Jupiler League still at Genk. So it seems quite possible that the second best assistants in the Belgian upper house will play again in the starting leg in the second leg.
How important he is for the current league leaders in the domestic league, was also revealed last weekend. Here he was substituted in the encounter with FC Bruges for the second half, in which the Smurfs scored at least one goal. The match went down 3-1, with Bruges currently in very good shape, as confirmed by Red Bull Salzburg, who also lost out at the Jan Breydel Stadium last week in the Europa League. Despite the bankruptcy Genk is still sovereign at the top of the table with eight points ahead of the reigning champion from Bruges. Once again, Mbwana Samata scored the only goal, having been successful in eight of the last nine rounds. With 20 goals in 25 league appearances, he is also clearly the best goalgetter in the Jupiler League.
During the group stage, the blue and white at home also presented very strong. Two of the three home games were won against Malmö FF and Sarpsborg 08 FF each with a clean sheet and only against Besiktas it was enough only to a 1-1. In the picture of home strong appearances of the three-time title holder, most recently in 2011, already fit the three games against their own backdrop in the qualification, which were consistently won and in which the troupe of coach Philippe Clement, inter alia, Bröndby IF 5: 2 or Lech Posen 4: 0 from the domestic Luminus Arena shot.
Expected formation of Genk:
Vukovic – Maehle – Aidoo – Dewaest – Urones – Malinovsky – Ingvartsen – Heynen – Paitsil – Samata – Trossard
Last Games by Genk:
- 17.02.2019 – Club Brugge vs Genk 3: 1 (First Division A)
- 14.02.2019 – Slavia Prague vs. Genk 0: 0 (Europa League)
- 08.02.2019 – Genk Vs. Standard Liege 2: 0 (First Division A)
- 02.02.2019 – Waasland-Beveren Vs. Genk 1: 2 (First Division A)
- 26.01.2019 – Genk Vs. Royal Excel Mouscron 1: 2 (First Division A)
For the current leaders of the Czech Synot League, the playoffs in the Europa League, unlike the opponent new territory. The chance to progress in the competition has already been tackled courageously, at least in the first leg. Although the four-time champions of the country did not score, but the offensive presented in the match extremely aggressive: read on the stately number of 18 shots on goal – three times as much as the Limburg. But the lack of efficiency prevented a success in front of home scenery.
However, away from home Slavia Prague has suffered much less in the group stage. Two of the three games were lost. Here, the kickers with the star on the chest at Zenit St. Petersburg had to beat 0: 1 and against Girondins Bordeaux 0: 2. The only away goal was scored at FC Copenhagen, which at least this game was won 1-0 victorious. In the national league, there was also a setback last weekend, as the top match was lost against second-placed Victoria Pilsen with 0: 2. A somewhat unfortunate defeat, because Prague was quite equal, but again the own chances did not turn into a countable success. Even after the defeat at the pursuers Slavia but remains at the top of the table, although the distance is only two points.
Expected formation of Slavia Prague:
Kolar – Coufal – Kudela – Ngadeu – Ngadjui – Boril – Soucek – Husbauer – Stoch – Sevcik – Zmrhal – Olayinka
Last matches of Slavia Prague:
- 17.02.2019 – Viktoria Pilsen vs. Slavia Prague 2: 0 (Czech League)
- 14.02.2019 – Slavia Prague vs. Genk 0: 0 (Europa League)
- 09.02.2019 – Slavia Prague vs. Teplice 2: 0 (Czech League)
- 01.02.2019 – Rosenborg Trondheim vs. Slavia Prague 0: 2 (The Atlantic Cup)
- 27.01.2019 – Slavia Prague vs. Red Bull Salzburg 0: 1 (The Atlantic Cup)
Genk vs Slavia Prague Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The match last week was the first exchange and ended goalless. In the upcoming match between Genk and Slavia Prague, the odds give the hosts an advantage.
Genk vs. Slavia Prague Free Betting Tips Analyzed
The Limburg made a cramped appearance last week. An important reason was certainly the dispute over Alejandro Pozuelo, who absolutely wants to leave the club, but gets no clearance. But there is probably a compromise between the willing-to-change player and Genk, which is why he’s likely to be in the starting lineup again, not coming back from the bench as recently. Genk also lost last Sunday at Bruges with 1: 3. A defeat that does not change the fact that the Flemings continue to thrive at the top of the table. Slavia Prague suffered a defeat against runner-up last weekend as well, losing 2-0 to Victoria Pilsen. Playful Genk can be compared with Prague estimate more strongly despite the somewhat weak performance in the first leg.
Key Facts – Genk vs Slavia Prague tips
Torfabrik Genk: Team scored at least once in 42 out of 44 games
Belgians did not lose in the group stage at home – two wins and one draw
Prague could win only one of three guest appearances in the preliminary round – balance sheet 1-0-2
Furthermore, the KRC has more experience in the European business and has the home advantage. All in all, despite the trouble with Pozuelo, the hosts are showing some advantages, which is why Genk beat Slavia Prague as a home win. The prediction is further substantiated by the results in the group phase. Here, the Belgians lost none of their home games, while Slavia conceded in the majority of bankruptcies and landed in three appearances only one goal.
Bet Tip: 1