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Standard Liège host visiting opponents Genk at Stade Maurice Dufrasne in the First Division A game on Saturday.
Our Standard Liège v KRC Genk predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Standard Liège will be looking for an improved result here after a 6-0 First Division A loss in their previous game against Antwerp.
In that game, Standard Liège managed 51% possession and 2 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target. For their opponents, Royal Antwerp got 15 attempts at goal with 9 on target. Vincent Janssen (4', 14'), Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (33'), Arbnor Muja (41'), George Ilenikhena (74') and Michel-Ange Balikwisha (86') scored for Antwerp.
Matches featuring Standard Liège have proved to be absorbing encounters recently with plenty of scoring expected. Over their past six clashes alone, a total of 25 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 4.17 goals per game) with 12 of those being chalked up by Standard Liège.
Heading into this fixture, Standard Liège are unbeaten in their previous 5 league matches at home.
Genk will come into the meeting following on from a 3-1 First Division A win in the defeat of Oud-Heverlee Leuven in their last fixture.
In that match, KRC Genk managed 64% possession and 18 shots on goal with 6 on target. For KRC Genk, the goals were scored by Bryan Heynen (25', 90') and Daniel Muñoz (95'). At the other end, Oud-Heverlee Leuven had 6 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Jonatan Braut Brunes (85') scored for Oud-Heverlee Leuven.
Wouter Vrancken's KRC Genk have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 13 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during those same matches comes to 5.
Coming into this fixture, KRC Genk haven't won against Standard Liège when they have played them away from home in the previous 12 league games. It has been a terrible run on the road.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 19/03/2021 shows us that Standard Liège have won 1 of these games and Genk 3, with the tally of draws being 2.
In all, 17 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 7 of them for Les Rouches and 10 coming from Blauw-Wit. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The previous league match featuring the two was First Division A match day 32 on 09/04/2023 when it finished Standard Liège 2-0 KRC Genk.
On that day, Standard Liège had 45% possession and 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player to score was Philip Zinckernagel (33', 39').
On the other side, KRC Genk got 19 attempts on goal with 7 on target.
The match was refereed by Nicolas Laforge.
Team News: Standard Liège
There is just a single fitness concern for the Standard Liège boss Carl Hoefkens to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Marlon Fossey (Knee injury) is out of contention. Zinho Vanheusden is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
In all likelihood, Les Rouches will probably go for a 4-4-2 formation for the game featuring Laurent Henkinet, Gilles Dewaele, Merveille Bokadi, Nathan Ngoy, Moussa Djenepo, Hayao Kawabe, Konstantinos Laifis, Steven Alzate, Isaac Hayden, Kamal Sowah and Wilfried Kanga.
Team News: Genk
Due to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, the Genk boss Wouter Vrancken has zero fitness concerns at all before this clash.
We are inclined to think that Blauw-Wit could decide to utilise a 4-2-3-1 system, starting Maarten Vandevoordt, Daniel Muñoz, Mujaid Sadick, Mark Mckenzie, Joris Kayembe Ditu, Bryan Heynen, Matías Galarza, Joseph Paintsil, Bilal El Khannous, C. Bonsu Baah and Tolu Arokodare.
In our view, KRC Genk can be in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of their chances.
At the same time, Standard Liège will be up against it to break down their defence but we do fancy them getting enough chances to score, too.
We can therefore see a comfortable 1-3 margin for KRC Genk at the end of this one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Maurice Dufrasne (27,670)
Captain: Zinho Vanheusden
Chairman: Pierre Locht
Manager: Carl Hoefkens
Competitions: First Division A position 9, Belgian Cup (Round of 16)
⭐ Star Man: Kamal Sowah
Typically playing in the Right Wing position, Kamal Sowah was born in Sabon Zongo, Ghana. Having made a first senior appearance for Oud-Heverlee Leuven in the 2020 - 2021 season, the gifted Forward has managed to score 2 league goals in this Pro League 2023 - 2024 season so far coming from a total of 8 appearances.