Slavia Praha vs Genk: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Thursday, February 14th, 2019 @12:55
Slavia Praha welcome Belgian side Genk to their Eden Arena looking to maintain a very impressive record.
When it comes to playing at home in the Europa League this season, Slavia Praha have proven that defence is key.
So much so in fact that the Red and Whites are yet to concede on home soil in the tournament and remarkably five times less in the group stages than their opponents Genk.
That is quite surprising considering Genk topped their group and Praha finished second in theirs.
However, Genk are no strangers in front of goal having netted at least two in their last four away games in all competitive games.
That makes for a tantalising encounter as stoic defence means heavyweight attacking and one that will likely nullify the other in a contest that resembles something of a chess match.
That is why online betting sites are being somewhat cautious in their approach to this game, but they needn’t be as there is one clear way to go in the betting for this game.
Slavia Praha have proven they are something of an immoveable object at home and look too tough for Genk to break down.
The Czechs are yet to concede at home in the Europa League this season and have also kept two clean sheets in their last two home games in all competitions, as well as only conceding three times in the entirety of the group stages. They have not been shy in front of goal either with 11 goals in their last five games at home.
All of this points to a narrow home win over an improving Belgian side who will stay in the tie suffering just a 1-0 loss.
- Slavia Praha to win to nil
The home side are yet to concede at home in the Europa League making this a smart way to go with famous bookmakers for value.
- Genk to score under 0.5 goals
An offshoot of the above bet but one that covers the goalless draw. Slavia have only conceded once in their last three home games in all competitions making this worth a consideration.
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Head to Head
The pair have never met before in UEFA competition, but Genk did cause an upset over Slavia’s neighbours in in August 2002 when the two clubs were vying to qualify for the Champions League.
Genk stunned Sparta, who were overwhelming favourites, to win 2-0 and take the next step on the road to Champions League qualifying.
Overall, Slavia’s record over Belgian clubs stands at two wins, one draw, and five losses.
- This will be the first ever meeting between the two.
- Slavia Praha are yet to concede a goal at home in the competition.
- Genk topped Group I to reach the latter stages of the tournament.
- Slavia Praha finished behind Zenit in Group C.
- Slavia come into the tie not having won a knockout game since the 1999/2000 season.