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Standard Liège will be taking on the visiting Genk at Stade Maurice Dufrasne in this First Division A meeting on Friday.
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Standard Liège will be wanting a better result here after the 1-3 First Division A - Play-Offs loss in their previous game against Oostende.
In that match, Standard Liège had 48% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Standard Liège was Michel-Ange Balikwisha (13'). Oostende got 14 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Kévin Vandendriessche (6', 61') and Indy Boonen (50') scored for Oostende.
Matches involving Standard Liège have tended to be engaging encounters lately with high scoring being the norm. Over their past 6 clashes, a total of 24 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 7 of these coming from Les Rouches. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be continued into this match, however.
Genk come into this encounter following a 1-2 First Division A - Play-Offs win vs Club Brugge in their previous match.
In that game, KRC Genk had 53% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For KRC Genk, goals were scored by Bastien Toma (61') and Cyriel Dessers (85'). At the other end, Club Brugge had 13 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Ruud Vormer (80') was the scorer for Club Brugge.
In their last six outings, KRC Genk have amassed a total of 15 goals. Blauw-Wit have also scored in every single one of those games. Over that period, they have seen 5 goals scored by their opponents.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 19/05/2019 shows that Standard Liège have won 2 of them & Genk 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 3.
A combined total of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 7 from Les Rouches and 5 netted by Blauw-Wit. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.
Team News: Standard Liège
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Standard Liège manager Mbaye Leye to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. Merveille Bokadi (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t play.
Team News: Genk
Thanks to a mainly full-strength group, there is only the one fitness problem for the Genk manager John van den Brom to be concerned about. Kristian Thorstvedt (Knee Injury) misses out for this game.
Our feeling is that Standard Liège may not find it easy to find the net against this Genk outfit who should just have the edge.
We’ve gone for a highly competitive game with a 0-1 victory for Genk at the end of the 90.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Maurice Dufrasne (27,670)
Captain: Mehdi Carcela-González
Chairman: Bruno Venanzi
Manager: Mbaye Leye