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Antwerp take on Genk in Friday’s First Division A - Play-Offs fixture.
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Antwerp, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 3-2 First Division A triumph versus KRC Genk.
In that game, Antwerp had 44% possession and 26 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For Antwerp, the goals were scored by Didier Lamkel Zé (67'), Dieumerci Mbokani (90') and Dylan Batubinsika (92'). On the other side, KRC Genk got 22 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. Paul Onuachu (22', 64') scored for KRC Genk.
Fixtures with Antwerp have proved to be engaging ones lately with high scoring anticipated. Over their past six games, a total of 25 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 4.17 goals per game) with 13 of those belonging to The Great Old.
Previously, Genk drew 0-0 in the Belgian Cup match with Standard Liège.
Indicating their penchant for productive encounters, we’ve seen goals 21 times in the last 6 matches in which KRC Genk have taken to the pitch, giving an average of 3.5 goals for each clash. Opposition teams have managed 8 of these goals. We will just have to see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on here.
Head to head
A glance at their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 03/05/2019 shows that Antwerp have won 1 of these and Genk 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 27 in all which averages out at 4.5 goals per match.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was First Division A match day 34 on 17/04/2021 when it ended Antwerp 3-2 KRC Genk.
On that day, Antwerp had 44% possession and 26 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. The scorers were Didier Lamkel Zé (67'), Dieumerci Mbokani (90') and Dylan Batubinsika (92').
At the other end, KRC Genk got 22 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Paul Onuachu (22', 64') scored.
The referee was Lothar D'hondt.
Team News: Antwerp
Matheus (Calf Injury), Faris Haroun (Calf Injury) and Sander Coopman (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be missing for Antwerp manager Franky Vercauteren.
Team News: Genk
With a fully healthy squad ready to go, Genk manager John van den Brom has zero fitness worries whatsoever before this game.
We’re inclined to think that Genk and Antwerp could end up without much reward for their efforts here.
At this stage, it appears to have the makings of a possible draw. We’re therefore tipping a 0-0 scoreline at the end of this one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Het Bosuilstadion (16,144)
Captain: Faris Haroun
Chairman: Paul Gheysens
Manager: Franky Vercauteren
Competitions: First Division A position 2
⭐ Key Man: Lior Refaelov
Regularly played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Lior Refaelov was born in Or-Akiva, Israel. Having made his senior debut playing for Club Brugge in the 2011 - 2012 season, the dangerous Midfielder has got 9 league goals in this First Division A 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 33 appearances.