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Cercle Brugge vs Genk Live Stream, Predictions
Genk will arrive at Jan Breydelstadion on Friday for the First Division A game with hosts Cercle Brugge.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Cercle Brugge v KRC Genk are shown on this page including the latest game odds.
📊 Form Guide
Cercle Brugge won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 2-0 First Division A losing effort in their last game against RSC Anderlecht.
In that game, Cercle Brugge had 39% possession and 7 shots on goal with 2 on target. Anderlecht got 18 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Islam Slimani (9', 85') scored for RSC Anderlecht.
It’s not been often in recent games where Cercle Brugge haven’t conceded. In fact, Cercle Brugge have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 8 goals in the process. We will have to find out if that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Looking at their past form shows that Cercle Brugge:
- have not emerged victorious against KRC Genk in their last 7 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 5 home league matches.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Union Saint-Gilloise in First Division A action, Genk will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, KRC Genk managed 70% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 6 on target. The scorer for KRC Genk was Bryan Heynen (24'). On the other side, Union Saint-Gilloise had 13 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Bart Nieuwkoop (42') and Simon Adingra (44') scored for Union Saint-Gilloise.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 games featuring KRC Genk, a minimum of three goals have been struck. The overall average number of goals per game within that spell is 3.33, with the average number of goals for KRC Genk coming out as 1.83.
Looking at the pre-match facts, KRC Genk:
- have not been beaten by Cercle Brugge in games played away from home for the previous 5 matches in the league. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
- are undefeated in their last 5 away league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
↔️ Head to head
Delving into past results between these clubs stretching back to 07/12/2019 shows that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Cercle Brugge. They have not been able to get themselves any victories whatsoever while Genk have been dominant against them, winning in 67% of those matches.
In all, 20 goals were scored between them in this period, with 6 from Groen en Zwart and 14 belonging to Blauw-Wit. The average goals per game has been 3.33.
The last league clash between these clubs was First Division A match day 5 on 20/08/2022 and the score finished KRC Genk 2-1 Cercle Brugge.
On that day, KRC Genk managed 62% possession and 15 shots at goal with 5 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Bryan Heynen (41', 57').
At the other end, Cercle Brugge got 9 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Olivier Deman (46') scored.
The referee was Kevin Van Damme.
ℹ️ Team News: Cercle Brugge
Edgaras Utkus (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Emilio Kehrer (Fractured Toe), Radoslaw Majecki (Chest injury) and David Sousa (Torn Meniscus) will not be taking part for Cercle Brugge boss Miron Muslic. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Leonardo Lopes and Kévin Denkey.
In our view, Groen en Zwart could employ a 3-4-2-1 system, handing starts to Warleson, Boris Popovic, Christiaan Ravych, Jesper Daland, Hugo Siquet, Olivier Deman, Abu Francis, H. van der, Thibo Somers, Yann Gboho and Ayase Ueda.
🗞️ Team News: Genk
Genk boss Wouter Vrancken has to currently contend with reduced team options. Adnane Abid (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Tolu Arokodare (Torn Meniscus) and Luca Oyen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be making appearances. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Matías Galarza and Carlos Cuesta.
We believe Blauw-Wit seem likely to begin the game with a 4-2-3-1 formation, starting the game with Maarten Vandevoordt, Daniel Munoz, Mujaid Sadick, Mark McKenzie, Gerardo Arteaga, Bryan Heynen, Patrik Hrosovsky, Joseph Paintsil, Bilal El Khannous, Mike Tresor and Mbwana Samatta.
Our assessment here is that Cercle Brugge might need a bit of good fortune to score goals against this KRC Genk lineup who we think might score & stay on top.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a 0-1 win for KRC Genk at the end of the match.
A close call.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Victor Martins, 00:42 13/03/2023
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Jan Breydelstadion (29,062)
Captain: Hannes Van der Bruggen
Chairman: Vincent Goemaere
Manager: Miron Muslic
Competitions: First Division A position 8
⭐ Key Man: Ayase Ueda
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Ayase Ueda was born in Mito, Japan. After having made a senior debut playing for Kashima Antlers in the 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has managed 13 league goals in the Pro League 2022 - 2023 season so far in a total of 29 appearances.
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