The First Division A tie at Luminus Arena on Sunday sees home side Genk welcome opponents Sint-Truidense VV.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Genk v Sint-Truidense VV are shown below (including the best match odds).
Genk will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 2-3 First Division A victory over Oud-Heverlee Leuven.
In that game, KRC Genk managed 49% possession and 21 shots on goal with 8 on target. For KRC Genk, goals were scored by Kristian Thorstvedt (7'), Théo Bongonda (81') and Paul Onuachu (83'). At the other end, Oud-Heverlee Leuven got 9 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Xavier Mercier (74') and Thomas Henry (92') scored for Oud-Heverlee Leuven.
Fixtures featuring KRC Genk have usually been entertaining ones of late with plenty of scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past 6 games, a grand total of 22 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 15 of them belonging to Blauw-Wit.
Going into this contest, KRC Genk have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
Sint-Truidense VV will go into the clash after a 2-4 First Division A win with the eclipse of Waasland-Beveren in their last game.
In that game, Sint-Truidense VV had 60% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For Sint-Truidense VV, goals were scored by Yuma Suzuki (32', 84') and Ilombe Mboyo (52', 75'). On the other side, Waasland-Beveren had 12 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Michael Frey (2') and Louis Verstraete (78') scored for Waasland-Beveren.
Peter Maes's Sint-Truidense VV have converted a total of 7 times in the course of their latest six matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during those matches comes to 7.
Their prior results show that Sint-Truidense VV:
- haven't been defeated by KRC Genk in games played away from home for the previous 3 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head meetings going back to 05/08/2018 tells us that Genk have won 3 of these games & Sint-Truidense VV 1, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
An aggregate of 20 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 11 for Blauw-Wit and 9 being from De Kanaries. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.33.
Team News: Genk
Genk manager John van den Brom has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all coming into this match owing to a completely injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Sint-Truidense VV
Owing to an otherwise available group of players, there’s just the sole fitness problem for the Sint-Truidense VV manager Peter Maes to be concerned with. Maximiliano Caufriez (Toe Injury) won’t be playing here.
Sint-Truidense VV should be able to put a goal past this Genk lineup, although that may not quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re expecting a very close game with a 2-1 advantage for Genk by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Luminus Arena (23,718)
Captain: Bryan Heynen
Chairman: Peter Croonen
Manager: John van den Brom
Competitions: First Division A position 3, Belgian Cup (Final)
⭐ Star Man: Paul Onuachu
Mostly played in the Striker position, Paul Onuachu was born in Owerri, Nigeria. After having played his first senior match for FC Midtjylland in the 2013 - 2014 season, the talented Forward has managed to score 26 league goals in the First Division A 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 31 appearances.