Genk vs Gent betting preview: Even match expected

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Competition: Belgium Pro League
Competition: Sun 15.May
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Luminus Arena (24956 seats)

Gent pay a visit to Genk and Luminus Arena brimming with happy thoughts, but the team playing at home is not easy meat. More news on the match here!

Insights:
  • Genk have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Gent have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (13) in Pro League

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Genk form and stats

10 victories, 3 draws and 4 defeats. That’s what Genk have to build on here at Luminus Arena in the Pro League. Genk are on a three game winning streak in their home games.

Genk's previous game was also played at home, ending 3-2 versus Sporting Charleroi. The home side are looking to build on that result. Thorstvedt (midfield was the top team player in that game with a rating of 8.31/10. Thorstvedt served one assist, hit six key passes, dribled past the opponent 3 of 3 times and had 23 successful passes (of 26 total).

Preceding that game was the away draw at Sporting Charleroi that finished 2-2.

This is expected to be a close game, with Genk perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Genk as a small favourite), we find five games. Genk has won one of these, drawn two and lost two.

The Genk manager Storck has got the team scoring with 39 from 17 home games in the league. On the other hand, Genk have conceded 18 goals.

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Gent form and stats

Playing away, Gent have won 7 games, drawn 5 and suffered 5 defeats in the Pro League this season. The away team travel with confidence. Not since the Mechelen game have they lost an away game, meaning Gent has taken points from nine away matches in a row.

Gent play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 2-1 victory visiting Mechelen. Goalkeeper Roef was absolutely vital in the Gent victory against Mechelen, making six saves. Ngadeu was the top performer of the team in that game with a match score of 8.41. The defender Ngadeu scored one goal and won 6 of 8 duels.

A home win before that, celebrating 1-0 vs Mechelen.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Gent playing away and similar expectations, we found six relevant matches. Results were four Gent wins, two draws and zero defeats.

The visiting Gent have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 19 goals from 17 games. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (14 so far).

Head 2 Head

The latest reported result featuring both these sides is the Gent - Genk 0-1 played earlier this season. These clubs battled hard and bravely when they last met. Both Odjidja-Ofoe (Gent) and Vanhaezebrouck (Gent) were shown red cards. Genk-Gent H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Genk five wins, Gent four wins, one draw. five of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5). The games between these clubs sometimes lean towards being "violent", having seen 5 sending-offs from the last ten encounters.

Top Goalscorers

GenkE. Onuachu
E. Onuachu
21 goals
GentT. Tissoudali
T. Tissoudali
20 goals
GenkT. Bongonda Mbul'Ofeko Batombo
T. Bongonda Mbul'Ofeko Batombo
12 goals

Genk missing players

Gent missing players

Genk Gent
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
38 19 6 Played P 6 19 38
18 12 3 Won W 2 9 21
7 3 2 Drew D 1 5 8
13 4 1 Lost L 3 5 9
76 46 12 Scored S 9 24 62
53 22 9 Conceded C 10 16 33
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 84% 92%
89% 89% 83% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 53% 63%
58% 58% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 42% 47%
42% 47% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 16% 26%
29% 42% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 17% 5% 11%
58% 53% 83% BTTS BTTS 67% 42% 45%
26% 37% 17% Clean Sheets C S 17% 42% 39%
16% 11% 0% Failed to Score F T 17% 32% 24%
 
5.7 6.2 6.2 Corners for (avg) C F 7.2 5.2 6.1
4.6 4.1 5.2 Corners against (avg) C A 5.2 5.2 4.9
1.4 1.2 0.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.8 2.3 1.9
4 0 0 Red cards R C 1 4 5
 
15.2 17.1 16.2 Shots (avg) S ( 15.5 12.9 14.4
5.9 6.7 5.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5.2 4.5 5.4
34% 36% 38% Goal Efficiency G E 29% 28% 30%
 
11.1 11.3 11.8 Shots against (avg) S A 12 10.8 10.6
4.1 4.1 3.3 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 3.3 3.5 3.8
Key stats in Pro League this season:
  • Genk have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Genk haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Gent have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (13) in Pro League

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Union Saint-Gilloise 34 24 5 5 78 27 17 10 3 4 32 14 17 14 2 1 46 13 51 77
2 Club Brugge 34 21 9 4 72 37 17 10 6 1 36 16 17 11 3 3 36 21 35 72
3 Anderlecht 34 18 10 6 72 36 17 10 5 2 41 19 17 8 5 4 31 17 36 64
4 Antwerp 34 19 6 9 55 38 17 9 4 4 30 19 17 10 2 5 25 19 17 63
5 Gent 34 18 8 8 56 30 17 11 3 3 37 16 17 7 5 5 19 14 26 62
6 Sporting Charleroi 34 15 9 10 55 46 17 7 5 5 24 16 17 8 4 5 31 30 9 54
7 Mechelen 34 15 7 12 57 61 17 10 4 3 36 24 17 5 3 9 21 37 -4 52
8 Genk 34 15 6 13 66 47 17 10 3 4 39 18 17 5 3 9 27 29 19 51
9 Sint-Truiden 34 15 6 13 42 40 17 7 3 7 26 23 17 8 3 6 16 17 2 51
10 Cercle Brugge 34 12 9 13 49 46 17 6 4 7 23 20 17 6 5 6 26 26 3 45
11 OH Leuven 34 10 11 13 47 58 17 7 4 6 25 25 17 3 7 7 22 33 -11 41
12 KV Oostende 34 10 7 17 34 61 17 5 3 9 19 37 17 5 4 8 15 24 -27 37
13 Kortrijk 34 9 10 15 43 48 17 5 4 8 23 24 17 4 6 7 20 24 -5 37
14 Standard Liege 34 9 9 16 32 51 17 3 5 9 15 26 17 6 4 7 17 25 -19 36
15 AS Eupen 34 8 8 18 37 61 17 4 4 9 18 29 17 4 4 9 19 32 -24 32
16 Zulte-Waregem 34 8 8 18 42 69 17 5 4 8 23 32 17 3 4 10 19 37 -27 32
17 RFC Seraing 34 8 4 22 30 68 17 5 3 9 16 30 17 3 1 13 14 38 -38 28
18 Beerschot-Wilrijk 34 4 4 26 33 76 17 4 1 12 16 33 17 0 3 14 17 43 -43 16

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The First Division A is the top league of the football pyramid in Belgium, founded in 1895. It was earlier known as the Belgian Pro League. The season runs from July to May with 16 teams each playing 30 fixtures. The top six in the league table then play a championship playoff, the bottom team is relegated and places #7 to #15 have a Europa League playoff.