Date: Wednesday October 23 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST
Venue: Luminus Arena
Referee: Slavko Vincic (Slovenia)
Champions League football is back in mid-week and for Liverpool it means a chance for a speedy recovery after a poor performance at Old Trafford in the weekend. And for Genk, it’s pretty much the game of the season.
Genk started the campaign of this year’s Champions League poorly and got well beaten by Salzburg in Austria with 6-2. Their response to that was far better, though, and they came back strongly with a 0-0 draw against Napoli on home turf in game week two.
Genk is now welcoming the Champions of Europe to Luminus Arena and they will be looking to achieve another upset. To find other best betting tips check our dedicated section.
Liverpool lost their first game of the group stage in Naples but bounced back with a win against Salzburg in game week two. They were up by 3-0 after just 35 minutes, but the Austrians fought their wa
Genk vs Liverpool team news
Genk will be without goalkeeper Danny Vukovic due to an Achilles injury, while full-back Neto Borges remains sidelined with a foot problem.
As for Liverpool, Mohamed Salah appears to have recovered from the ankle injury that kept him out of the 1-1 draw against Manchester United
The Egyptian is expected to feature but defenders Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip are not part of the squad due to knocks.
Predicted Genk XI: Coucke; Maehle, Lucumi, Dewaest, Uronen; Heynen, Hagi, Berge; Ito, Samatta, Bongonda.
Predicted Liverpool XI: Alisson; Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Chamberlain, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Genk vs Liverpool Head-to-head (h2h)
hese two have lined up against each other just once in the 21st century, and in the 2010 friendly tie, the English outfit lost 3-1.
Genk vs Liverpool Prediction
Jurgen Klopp’s men have been on a rampage for the last couple of years. Especially the arrival of Virgil van Dijk at the back has strengthened them beyond belief, and they rightfully are targeting back-to-back triumphs in the European arena now.
At present, they are on a winning run of five games and have recorded victories in 11 of their former 12 games. Moreover, where they have fared astonishingly has been in the domestic circuit. With a 100% win record in the Premier League, the squad holds an eight-point lead at the top and is threatening to put an end to their long wait for domestic glory.
The confidence they are able to acquire from this indomitable streak is no laughing matter, and taking into account that the opponents are a part of the First Division A, the guests could really make an impact this Wednesday.
In addition, the Smurfs hold the sixth spot in the domestic table and have been struggling to replicate their run in the previous campaign.
They were also winless in seven of their former thirteen overall match-ups, and in the CL group stage, the unit is placed dead-last in the table, and have conceded the most goals so far.
Taking these observations into account, count on the English cavalry to come out on top at the end of the tie.
In regards to goals though, the Reds, in spite of their impressive run in the Premier League, have been failing to make a significant impact on the road in European ties. So far, they have conceded five goals from their two fixtures in the tournament till now and lost their sole such game as well.
Consequentially, the chances for the guests to keep a clean sheet are considerably low this match-day.