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The First Division A clash at Hel Van Stayen on Sunday sees home team Sint-Truidense VV fighting it out with Genk.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Sint-Truidense VV v KRC Genk can be found here (including the best match odds).
Sint-Truidense VV will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 0-1 First Division A victory vs Beerschot.
In that match, Sint-Truidense VV had 41% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Sint-Truidense VV was Steve De Ridder (42'). On the other side, Beerschot had 13 shots on goal with 2 on target.
Sint-Truidense VV haven’t made the most of their chances in more recent games. Their goals record equals just 4 versus opposing sides over their last 6 matches. In those meetings, Sint-Truidense VV have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them come to 7.
Pre-game facts show that Sint-Truidense VV:
- have not beaten KRC Genk in their last 2 league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
Genk will go into this clash after a 0-1 Europa League win to beat Rapid Vienna in their last outing.
In that match, KRC Genk had 61% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for KRC Genk was Paul Onuachu (92'). SK Rapid Wien got 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
In their previous 6 outings, KRC Genk have amassed the sum of 10 goals. KRC Genk have also not failed to score on each one of those occasions. In that time, their defenders have seen 4 goals go into their own net. That kind of pattern might not be sustained into this game, however.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that KRC Genk:
- haven't been defeated by Sint-Truidense VV in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head meetings going back to 18/01/2019 shows us that Sint-Truidense VV have won 1 of these and Genk 4, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 22 in all which averages out at 3.67 goals per meeting.
The last league fixture between the two was First Division A match day 33 on 11/04/2021 which finished with the scoreline of KRC Genk 4-0 Sint-Truidense VV.
That time, KRC Genk managed 58% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 8 on target. The scorers were Théo Bongonda (21'), Bryan Heynen (24'), Kristian Thorstvedt (35') and Paul Onuachu (53').
Sint-Truidense VV had 6 shots at goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Alexandre Boucaut.
Team News: Sint-Truidense VV
Looking at personnel, there is just a single fitness concern for the Sint-Truidense VV manager Bernd Hollerbach to contend with from of an almost fully healthy group. Stan Van Dessel (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t play.
Team News: Genk
With a completely healthy group available to choose from, the Genk manager John van den Brom doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game.
We’re envisaging that Sint-Truidense VV may find it difficult to breach the defence of this KRC Genk outfit who we think might get the vital goal that wins it.
Therefore, we predict a narrow 0-1 victory for KRC Genk after 90 minutes.
A close call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Hel Van Stayen (14,600)
Captain: Steve De Ridder
Chairman: David Meekers
Manager: Bernd Hollerbach
Competitions: First Division A position 9