Genk – Besiktas SOCCER PICKS
Genk and Beşiktaş meet at Cristal Arena, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). the Beşiktaş presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in the 1 st position of the league, with 6 points won, after 2 wins and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Sarpsborg 08, by (3-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Beşiktaş, by (2-4). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in away matches, with 57 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 13 wins and 2 draws in their stadium, with 48 goals scored and 11 suffered. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Bruges by (1-1). Genk won 4 of their last 4 home matches for the UEFA Europa League.
In this competition, they have won the last 4 home matches. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 9 matches for this competition. The team usually has no problem opening the scoring: it scored the first goal in 8 of the last 9 matches for the UEFA Europa League, of these 8 came to the break in advantage in all and always managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘ .
The Genk is a Belgian club that has three titles of the 1e Klasse (Belgian Championship of the 1st Division), the last one conquered in 2010/11, besides having four titles of the Beker van Belgie and one Super Cup of Belgium. In the current season, the team eliminated three opponents in the European League qualifiers: Fola Esch, Lech Poznan and Brondby. In the group stage, the Genk achieved two victories in the first three rounds and thus currently occupies the first position of Group I, two points ahead of the second classified. In the last five games that Genk played in their stadium, for several competitions, in all of them two or more goals were scored and in three of them they scored more than 2.5 goals. We believe that in this match the Genk will get to make another game quite offensive.
The away team is currently in the 4 th position, with 3 points won, after 1 win and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Malmö, by (2-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Genk, by (2-4). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 18 goals scored and 24 conceded; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 38 goals scored and 16 suffered. In the last match they played, for the Süper Lig, they lost with İstanbul out by (1-0). In their last 4 away matches for the UEFA Europa League, Beşiktaş have a record of 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 9 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their away matches, as 24 of the last 28 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 9 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 13 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 6 of their 15 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Besiktas is a Turkish club that has thirteen titles of the Super League (1st Division of Turkey), the last conquered in 2016/17, in addition, the club has dozens of National Cups, making it a great Turkish football club. In the Europa League, the team covers the last position of Group I. The current situation of the team comes after having won the first home match against Sarpsborg by 3×1 and two defeats, one at Malmo’s home by 2×0 and another defeat also at home by 2×4 against Genk, who will be his next opponent. Besiktas will visit Genk and will have to favor another game with several goals.