Thursday, 14 July 2016

KRC Genk vs FK Budućnost Podgorica Europa League Match Preview And Prediction - July 15, 2016

Genk have won 5 of their last 6 home games by 2 goals or more. Budućnost had gone 5 games without a win in the Europa League prior to their win against Rabotnički last week.Genk will be without key defender Christian Kabasele for the first time after the Belgian moved to Watford.Vukotić could name the same side that won last Thursday.

On paper this should be a mismatch. Genk are as short as almost anyone playing in Europe this week to win this match and it’s hard to see them not doing so. They finished 4th in the Belgian Pro League last season but have impressed in a fairly lengthy list of friendlies in preparation for this game.

The opposition hasn’t been fierce but they’ve racked up 4 wins out of 5, scoring 19 goals and conceding just once. They are very strong on their own ground and have won 13 of their last 16 games at Luminus Arena, losing just once. This is their first participation in Europe in 3 seasons but they have made it all the way through the group stage and into the last 32 in each of their last two Europa League campaigns and they were in the Champions League group stage only 5 years ago.

By complete contrast Buducnost have never made it past the qualifying rounds in a European competition. They’ve only ever won 4 European ties and one of them was last week when they progressed 2-1 on aggregate against Rabotnički of Macedonia. They’ve never won 2 European ties in the same season though and this is likely to be a huge leap up in class on their last opponents. They finished as runners up in the Montenegrin First League last term and also made it to the cup final but lost on penalties.

Here though there should only be one winner. Genk have clearly prepared thoroughly for this game and with such a strong home record to fall back on, they will be looking to put this tie out of their opponent’s reach as quickly as possible. They have the tools to do that too so consider backing Genk-Genk Half Time/Full Time at 8/13.

Watch Live stream free Click Here | Link 2#

You are three steps away from watching live sports on the web.
1. Register an account;
2. Make a deposit and receive your welcome bonus;
3. Watch Live Streaming.