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Anderlecht vs Genk Prediction & Betting tips
Anderlecht and Racing Genk still fight for European football. Can Anderlecht claim second place in the corresponding ticket for the Champions League preliminary round? Or is Genk still jumping over fourth place in Ghent?
Chances are that Marc Coucke will have to play as Anderlecht-president without Champions League in his first full season. A battered and weak RSCA failed to flip over Standard and the Rouches have enough against Charleroi on Sunday to keep Purple-White out of the CL preliminaries. The chance of millions is always further away, waiting for the Europa League groups.
Anderlecht visited the Ghelamco Arena in Ghent last weekend. In a dull first half, with few chances, the teams rested at a fair 0-0 score. After the coffee it was Gent that emphatically made his mark. A little over the hour, Roman Yaremchuk drew one of his characteristic rushes past a dramatic Josué Sá and put the ball in front of Simon, who slotted the 1-0 against the ropes. Anderlecht still insisted, but it was Ghent that came close to 2-0.
Hein Vanhaezebrouck was hard for his team after the defeat: “In the first quarter of the second half I told my assistant: That is how Play-off 2 should feel. It was not to be seen. Ghent also doubted, but we could not exploit it at any time. We have had zero opportunities. Yes, four people have fallen behind the goal. People who got our shots right in their faces. ”
For weeks, the Luminus Arena grumbled about the lack of efficiency. Justly. But football is and remains unpredictable. Last weekend the balls suddenly flew in. If Genk has at least one point in Anderlecht, we are sure of a barrage race for European football. If Genk can win there, even a direct European ticket is still possible. But the realization is that they can stay behind empty-handed.
Genk had Charleroi as an opponent last weekend. The Limburgers played far from their best match of the season. But Charleroi was simply spanked. 4-1, a resounding result. A result that Charleroi certainly did not deserve. Luckily for Genk, after the equalizer of Charleroi, no doubt came into play and a new lead was quickly on the board. It could even deepen it to a great victory.
‘Bruges is now a champion’, coach Philippe Clement looked ahead after the match against Charleroi. ‘But I think the rivalry with Ghent is big enough to get a motivated Club to kick off. Besides, what could be better than celebrating the title with a victory? Anyway, for that extra five per cent that might be needed, I do not hope for a club service from friends, I’ll talk about it. ”
Anderlecht vs Genk head to head matches
21.04.18 JL Genk Anderlecht 2 : 1
21.01.18 JL Genk Anderlecht 0 : 1
22.10.17 JL Anderlecht Genk 0 : 1
26.02.17 JL Anderlecht Genk 2 : 0
18.09.16 JL Genk Anderlecht 0 : 2