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Club Brugge visit Cegeka Arena on Sunday for the First Division A game with home team Genk.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for KRC Genk v Club Brugge are shown on this page (plus the best game odds).
Genk head into this match following on from a 1-1 Europa League drawn result against Dinamo Zagreb.
In that match, KRC Genk had 50% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for KRC Genk was Ike Ugbo (45'). At the other end, Dinamo Zagreb got 14 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Luka Menalo (35') was the scorer for Dinamo Zagreb.
Fixtures with KRC Genk have tended to be absorbing affairs recently with high scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past six games alone, a grand total of 24 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 16 of these belonging to KRC Genk. With no two games being the same, time will tell if the trend might be sustained in this upcoming game or not.
A look at their previous results shows us that KRC Genk:
- have not emerged victorious against Club Brugge in their last 7 matches in the league.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
After being beaten in their last game against RB Leipzig in Champions League competition, Club Brugge and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Club Brugge had 55% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. For their opponents, RB Leipzig had 23 shots at goal with 13 of them on target. Christopher Nkunku (12', 93'), Emil Forsberg (17', 45') and André Silva (26') scored for RB Leipzig.
Looking at their form, and Club Brugge have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 14 goals in total. In defence, Club Brugge have not been doing too well.
Coming into this clash, Club Brugge haven't been beaten by KRC Genk when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 01/09/2019 shows us that Genk have won 2 of these games and Club Brugge 3, with the tally of draws being 1.
19 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 10 of them from Blauw-Wit and 9 coming from Blauw-Zwart. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The last league encounter featuring the two was First Division A - Play-Offs match day 6 on 23/05/2021 and the score finished Club Brugge 1-2 KRC Genk.
In that game, Club Brugge had 47% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The scorer was Ruud Vormer (80').
For their opponents, KRC Genk had 16 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Bastien Toma (61') and Cyriel Dessers (85') scored.
The match was refereed by Kevin Van Damme.
Team News: Genk
The Genk manager John van den Brom doesn’t have any fitness worries at all ahead of this game with a completely injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: Club Brugge
Thanks to a completely healthy squad available for selection, the Club Brugge boss Philippe Clement has no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash.
When taking all factors into account, Club Brugge will, in all probability, get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
In contrast, KRC Genk won’t find it easy to score- but, we do see them scoring.
We’re therefore expecting to see a decent 1-3 victory for Club Brugge by the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Cegeka Arena (23,718)
Captain: Bryan Heynen
Chairman: Peter Croonen
Manager: John van den Brom
Competitions: First Division A position 8, Belgian Cup (Seventh Round), Europa League (Group H)
🔑 Key Player: Bryan Heynen
Typically used in the Centre Midfield position, Bryan Heynen was born in Belgium. Having made his senior debut playing for KRC Genk in the 2015 - 2016 season, the skilful Midfielder has managed 3 league goals in the First Division A 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 15 appearances.