Antwerp vs Genk (By: Dajkula)
Antwerp welcomes Genk in the second round match of the Championship round for the Belgium League title. Antwerp finished 6`th in the regular with 14 points behind the leader Genk. Genk had a 7 point advantage over second-placed Club Brugge. There was already one round played in the play-off and the teams had quite different results. Antwerp lost away to Standard 1:3 even if they were leading till the last 20 minutes. The relentless pressure of the hosts saw them buckle and in the end, the result was justified. Antwerp had better games away from home in the league while at home they were quite hit or miss. With 6-4-5 at home, they are quite a mediocre side though reaching this stage is a big achievement. Especially since this team is playing their second season in the premier flight. If they finish fifth they will play the Europa League and that would be realistic.
Genk is having a superb season and is leading the table. The job is, however, only half done as the teams facing now are the best. Brugge and Standard have more experience in this stage and Genk will have to be focused till the very end. If they can`t beat teams like Antwerp away from home then I don`t like their chances for the title. Genk was the best away team of the league in the regular with only 1 loss and 9-5-1 with 37:19 gd. They also scored much more on the travels where their fast players were exploited fully. Antwerp was on the receiving end in the regular with the game ending 4:2 for Genk. They also won in the previous season with 5:3.
Antwerp will be missing their regular defender Buta(20-0) while Genk is missing the attacker N`Dongala(28-4).
Antwerp is a great team but they should be out of their depth here. Genk to take another important win.
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Antwerp vs Genk predictions
|Genk||Pinnacle||2.10||8||1-0 LOST (-8 units)|
Antwerp vs Genk betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Dajkula).