Genk and Mouscron meet at Luminus Arena, in a match for the 13th round of the Pro League. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 3, drew 1 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium, in 06 ‑10‑2019, for the Pro League, Genk won by (2‑1). P. Onuachu (75 ‘and 90’) scored the goals of the match, for Genk, and J. Osabutey (49 ‘), for Mouscron. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
The home team is currently in 4th position, with 22 points won, after 6 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home against AS Eupen by (4‑0). In the last match, they won in an away match against Sint ‑ Truiden by (1‑2). This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 8 victories, 4 draws and 3 defeats as a visitor, with 23 goals scored and 20 suffered; against 7 victories, 3 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 40 goals scored and 24 suffered. In their last 6 home games for the championship, Genk won 3, drew 2 and lost 1, winning 11 points out of 18 possible.
In this competition, they have won the last 4 matches and have not lost any of the last 4 they played at home. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive strength, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 35 of the last 48 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 12 matches in the competition, he conceded the first goal 6 times, but got the comeback in 3.
Genk, after a troubled start, have been growing in the competition and are already behind the leaders. He’s coming off four wins and a good connection, especially in his offensive sector, which has scored a significant number of goals. He still has to achieve better results in his stadium, but he faces a weak rival, being a good opportunity to continue evolving.
The visiting team is currently in 18th position, with 3 points won, after 3 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against KV Oostende by (3‑0). In the last match, they lost at home against AS Eupen by (0‑2). This is a team that curiously has been stronger away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in his stadium. In their last 4 away matches for the championship, Mouscron has recorded 2 draws and 2 losses, for which they won 2 points out of 12 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 9 matches. The team has not been very strong defensively, since they have always suffered goals in the last 9 matches they played in this competition. This is a team that rarely scores first. In fact, he never opened the scoring in the last 9 games for the Pro League. In 9 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 9 times and never got the comeback. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 5 away matches for all competitions: they have conceded 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘) and 3 of their 8 goals between (46′ ‑ 60’).
Mouscron comes to this day in the last position and without any victory. Curiously, their defensive system is not the big problem, because for a team that is in their position in the table they suffer relatively few goals. It is his attack, practically inoperative, that does not contribute to better results. There were only three goals scored in nine games. The objective will be to start making adjustments and improving, otherwise the descent will be the fate of the team.