Genk vs Slavia Praha: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
The match is over.
Genk welcome Slavia Prague to Belgium knowing that although a draw was a good result in the first leg, they still have it all to do.
This is a battle between two sides that are dominating their domestic leagues. Both clubs look like they will end up as champions – Genk for the first time ever – and there is nothing to split them after the first leg. Genk will feel that they have the upper hand however and will be going into this match with their confidence high.
Slavia Praha navigated a tricky group without too much trouble but it should be noted that they were unable to beat anyone apart from bottom placed Copenhagen away from home. This tie is far from over but their opponents are the favourites to go through and the Czech club will have to raise their game to progress.
Genk topped a potentially difficult group – including Besiktas and Malmo – and now have a great opportunity to go through to the Europa League’s round of 16 after managing a goalless draw in Prague. The tie is by no means over but Genk have only lost two games at home in the Belgian top flight this season and have the home crowd on their side.
Slavia Praha have only just come back from their winter break but they will have got another few games under their belts by the time this second leg game comes around. The bookies will think that getting a result in Belgium will be tough though and with their opponents enjoying a very good season this one could end 2-0 to the hosts.
Slavia Praha to score under 0.5 goals at 11/8
Slavia Praha have now scored under 0.5 goals – or no goals – in four of their last six matches and Genk could control this match at home. Betting sites are offering good value considering that knowledge. Unibet have Slavia Praha to score under 0.5 goals at 11/8 and that seems like good value considering.
Genk to win to nil
Genk still need to put in a good performance to go through from this tie but could very well keep a clean sheet in the process.
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Head to Head
The 0-0 draw in the first leg of this tie was the first time these two clubs had ever faced each other.
Genk are one of the top goal scorers in the Europa League this season with 14 – their goalless draw in Prague was the first time they had failed to find the net.
This is the first time that Slavia Praha have made it beyond the group stage of the Europa League since 2008 when they lost to Spurs in the round of 32.
The last time Genk qualified for Europe they made it all the way to the quarter finals of this competition before being knocked out by Celta Vigo.
Slavia Praha have now committed more fouls than any other team in the Europa League this season.