In the championship round of the Belgian Jupiler League on Thursday evening, the ninth and penultimate day of the match will be held. The duel between the Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht and the Koninklijke Racing Club Genk will take place at the Stade Constant Vanden Stock in Brussels. The KRC Genk suffered a setback on Sunday with a 2: 3 defeat at Club Brugge in the battle for the club’s fourth league title. Thus, the reigning champion Bruges is the first pursuers only three points behind leaders Genk. Losing the blue-white at Anderlecht, the league standings could be lost for the first time since the tenth game.
Today’s Football Predictions Explained Anderlecht vs Genk
Belgian record champions RSC Anderlecht are threatening to miss qualifying for the Europa League in this chaotic season. The championship and participation in the Champions League are already out of reach. Even with the third coach this season, Karim Belhocine, the club from the Brussels suburb of Anderlecht is not really off the mark. From the last eight league games, there was only one victory. Whether this record against the leaders can be improved, appears before the match Anderlecht. Genk on the odds more than questionable. The bookmakers send Genk into the race as a clear favorite. Even the betting base comes to the same result and sets in the match Anderlecht. Genk their tip on “Victory Genk”.
With 34 championships, the Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht is still the measure of all things in Belgium. In the previous year, however, the club Bruges took the title, the violet-white had to settle for third place. Anderlecht will definitely do worse this year. The gap to places one and two is already 19 or 16 points. Even the fourth place, on which you should at least participate in the playoffs for the Europa League, is already five meters away. With Karim Belhocine, the RSC already has the third coach this season. Hein Vanhaezebrouck, with whom the club had gone into the season, had been released shortly before Christmas. Then former Schalke coach Fred Rutten was allowed to try his luck at Anderlecht for about three months. But in mid-April, his term was also over.
The regular season of the Jupiler League had finished the Belgian record champions in fourth place, just five points behind second place. In the home Stade Constant Vanden Stock, the Royal Sporting Club lost only 15 games in one match. But in the championship round, nothing at the Royal Sports Club came together. The balance of the eight games in the championship round is one win, two draws and five defeats. Anderlecht had to play at the Royal Antwerp Football Club on Sunday. The visitors showed a good attitude and took the lead in the fifth minute. Shortly after the start of the second half, Antwerp came to the deserved draw. In the end, Coach Belhocine was pleased with the 1-1, as his team could also have lost the game in the second half. Mbokani is still missing.
Expected formation of Anderlecht:
➤ Didillon – Appiah, Sanneh, Bornauw, Cobbaut – Kums, Verschaeren, Trebel – Najar, Santini, Bloasie
Last matches from Anderlecht:
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – Antwerp vs. Anderlecht 1: 1 (First Division A)
⚽️ 05.05.2019 – Anderlecht vs. Standard Liege 2: 1 (First Division A)
⚽️ 28.04.2019 – FC Bruges vs. Anderlecht 1: 0 (First Division A)
⚽️ 21.04.2019 – Anderlecht vs Gent 0: 0 (First Division A)
⚽️ 12.04.2019 – Standard Liège Vs. Anderlecht 5: 0 (First Division A)
The KRC Genk is playing a sensational season. Flanders have been at the top of the table in Belgium since the tenth day of play. After the regular season, the KRC had seven points clear of defending champion Club Bruges. However, after scoring before the champions’ play-offs and two away defeats from their last eight games, the Blue-Whites are only three points ahead of the reigning champions two games remaining. On Sunday, for the championship leader was the top game at Club Bruges. With a win, Genk could have chosen to become a champion in the rival’s stadium. And the guests got off to a good start and took the lead in the 4th minute.
But in the second half Bruges turned the game and went with 3-1 lead. In the end, the club from the province of Limburg could only shorten to 2: 3. The front runner was a bit unlucky when top scorer Samatta hit the post shortly before the final whistle and missed 3: 3. In the end, however, the league leaders were not aggressive enough, had problems with the second balls and did not defend compact enough. The men of coach Philippe Clement are still struggling a bit away from home. In the recent eight mandatory guest appearances, there were only two victories. But in front of the home fans there were five wins in a row recently, three of them without conceding.
Expected formation of Genk:
➤ Vukovic – Uronen, Dewaest, Aidoo, Maehle – Heynen, Malinovskyi, Mountains – Trossard, Samatta, Ito
Last Games by Genk:
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – Club Brugge vs Genk 3: 2 (First Division A)
⚽️ 03.05.2019 – Genk Vs. Antwerp 4: 0 (First Division A)
⚽️ 27.04.2019 – Gent vs. Genk 0: 1 (First Division A)
⚽️ 19.04.2019 – Standard Liège vs. Genk 1: 3 (First Division A)
⚽️ 14.04.2019 – Genk Vs. Bruges 3: 1 (First Division A)
Anderlecht vs Genk Direct Comparison
Between the two clubs there were already 47 duels. With 26 victories, the record champion is still clearly ahead in direct comparison. Genk has won 14 games against the RSC so far. There are also seven point divisions. But the last five matches between Anderlecht and Genk all went to the KRC. In the last three games against Anderlecht, all this season, the blue-whites were even without a clean sheet. In Genk there was a 1-0 and a 3: 0. In Brussels, the Clement Elf won 1-0.
Anderlecht vs Genk Our Football Betting Predictions Explained
On Thursday Genk could make the title clear, if the KRC in Anderlecht scores better than Bruges in parallel play in Liege. But losing the men of coach Philippe Clement, the reigning champions could take the championship lead with a simultaneous victory. The good thing about Flanders is that Anderlecht is still in crisis. The RSC seems to have already given up the race for the European Cups. For the first time in many years, the European Cup should probably take place without the Belgian record champions. In addition, the direct comparison for the guests speaks. It is doubtful how well Genk coped with the defeat against Bruges on Sunday. After a particularly weak second half Genk will certainly increase on Thursday. The KRC still has the championship in its own hands. Some Anderlecht fans even demand that the guests be won. The title should go to Genk rather than archrival Bruges.
Key Facts – Anderlecht vs Genk tips
🔻 Anderlecht won only one of eight games in the championship round
🔻 Genk has been at the top of the table in Belgium since Matchday 10
🔻 The RSC lost the last five duels with Genk all – the youngest three even to zero
After Genk could not use the first match point for the championship on Sunday, the Flanders will now be presented the second against the RSC. Bruges has to play in parallel with the strong men from Liège. In the regular season Genk had been with 32 points from 15 games and only one defeat the best away team in Belgium. In the championship round, the KRC had already taken two defeats, but still has the fourth league title in the club’s history clearly in mind. After the hitherto so great season, the self-reliance of the Limburgers by the defeat against Bruges should not really falter. In addition, Anderlecht in the current form should be a grateful opponent. Thus we set Anderlecht vs Genk our tip on “Victory Genk”.
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