Union Saint-Gilloise vs Genk prediction 26.05.2024

Union Saint-Gilloise

Union Saint-Gilloise

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Full time: 2 - 0

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Genk

Genk

1

1.68

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4.22

2

4.63

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  • Competition: Juplier Pro League, Championship Group
  • Date: Sunday, 26th May, 2024
  • Kickoff: 17:30 UTC +1 / 18:30 CEST
  • Venue: Stade Joseph Marien (Brussels)

Since returning to the Jupiler Pro League in the 2021/22 season, Union Saint-Gilloise quickly became one of the best teams in Belgium. They finished 3rd and 2nd in the following two seasons, coming really close to winning the title. This year, they managed to win the Cup, which is their first major trophy since the 1963/64 season when they won the Cup as well. In the league, they once again came close to winning the title as they are 2nd, just three points away from the top spot. However, due to a worse goal difference, they are without a chance to secure it, but they still have a massive motive because they want to stay in 2nd place. They are on level with points with 3rd-placed Anderlecht, with a goal advantage, so it is crucial they secure a win here. There is a massive difference between being 2nd or 3rd because that will decide whether they will play in the Champions League or Europa League qualifiers.

Last year, Genk missed the title only by one point. However, they were not even remotely good this year. They barely secured the Championship Group, finishing 6th in the regular phase. They continued with poor performances in the Championship Group and are fourth - one point away from fifth-placed Cercle Brugge. If they stay in fourth place, they will play in the Europa League, and if they drop to fifth, they will have to go through the Conference League Playoffs to secure the ECL qualifiers. 

Union Saint-Gilloise vs Genk pick: Union Saint-Gilloise to win

Union Saint-Gilloise are in excellent form. They are undefeated in the last six matches and have won four of them. On the other hand, Genk are in totally opposite momentum, losing four of the last five matches. Away from home, they totally collapsed defensively lsoing three in a row with ten goals allowed - 3.3 per game.

Genk's defense has an additional problem as its two key central defenders are suspended for this match, and that will surely not help. 

In the previous h2h game, Genk won 1:0 at Cegeka Arena in a super close game where Union Saint-Gilloise were probably slightly better. Now, at Stade Joseph Marien, with a massive difference in form and considering all the above, we believe that Union Saint-Gilloise should secure a comfortable win. 

Union Saint-Gilloise vs Genk Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Genk

    1 : 0

    Union Saint-Gilloise

    Pro League

  2. Genk

    0 : 1

    Union Saint-Gilloise

    Pro League

  3. Union Saint-Gilloise

    0 : 2

    Genk

    Pro League

  4. Genk

    1 : 1

    Union Saint-Gilloise

    Pro League

  5. Union Saint-Gilloise

    3 : 0

    Genk

    Pro League

Union Saint-Gilloise

Union Saint-Gilloise team news

The team should have almost the entire squad available. Only forward Kevin Rodríguez should miss the upcoming game due to a minor knock. However, he was only a backup option in the last part of the season, and his potential absence shouldn't be a problem.

Union's total market value is 87.45 million euros compared to Genk's 111.05 euros.

Last matches of Union Saint-Gilloise

  1. Cercle Brugge

    1 : 2

    Union Saint-Gilloise

    Pro League

  2. Club Brugge

    2 : 2

    Union Saint-Gilloise

    Pro League

  3. Union Saint-Gilloise

    1 : 0

    Antwerp

    Belgian Cup

  4. Union Saint-Gilloise

    0 : 0

    Anderlecht

    Pro League

  5. Union Saint-Gilloise

    4 : 1

    Antwerp

    Pro League

Union Saint-Gilloise lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 49

    Anthony Moris

Defenders

  • 5

    Kevin Mac Allister

  • 16

    Christian Burgess

  • 26

    Ross Sykes

Midfielders

  • 21

    Alessio Castro-Montes

  • 4

    Mathias Rasmussen

  • 24

    Charles Vanhoutte

  • 23

    Cameron Puertas

  • 11

    Henok Teklab

Forwards

  • 29

    Gustaf Nilsson

  • 47

    Mohamed Amoura

Genk

Genk team news

Two starting central defenders, Carlos Cuesta and Mujaid Sadick, received third yellow cards in the last game against Royal Antwerp and will serve a one-game suspension.

The newest name on the injury list is Bilal El Khannouss. The attacking midfielder missed the previous game due to an injury and will most likely miss the upcoming game as well. In addition to Bilal El Khannouss, the following players should remain sidelined with injuries: Bryan Heynen, Aziz Ouattara, Luca Oyen, and Yira Sor.

Last matches of Genk

  1. Genk

    1 : 0

    Antwerp

    Pro League

  2. Anderlecht

    2 : 1

    Genk

    Pro League

  3. Cercle Brugge

    4 : 1

    Genk

    Pro League

  4. Genk

    0 : 3

    Club Brugge

    Pro League

  5. Club Brugge

    4 : 0

    Genk

    Pro League

Genk lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 26

    Maarten Vandevoordt

Defenders

  • 77

    Zakaria El Ouahdi

  • 2

    Mark McKenzie

  • 18

    Joris Kayembe

  • 22

    Eduard Sobol

Midfielders

  • 19

    Anouar Ait El Hadj

  • 5

    Matias Alejandro Galarza

  • 78

    Konstantinos Karetsas

  • 17

    Patrik Hrosovsky

Forwards

  • 9

    Andi Zeqiri

  • 99

    Toluwalase Arokodare

3 Reasons why Union Saint-Gilloise should win

  1. Union Saint-Gilloise are undefeated in the last six games
  2. Genk lost four of the last five matches
  3. Genk allowed ten goals in the last three road games 

Main prediction Union Saint-Gilloise - Genk

Union Saint-Gilloise to win

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winrate

54% winrate

wins

1 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Over 2.5

Best odds:1.60

BTTS

Best odds:1.61

Union Saint-Gilloise vs Genk - FAQ

? Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the Arena Sport channel.

? How much is the average xG for Union Saint-Gilloise this season? 

The average xG for Union Saint-Gilloise in the Jupiler Pro League this season is 1.99.

? How much is the average xG for Genk this season?

The average xG for Genk in the Jupiler Pro League this season is 1.76.