Westerlo vs Genk prediction 17/01/2023

Westerlo

Westerlo

2 : 3

Genk

Genk

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  • Date: 17/01/2023
  • Competition: Jupiler Pro League (First Division A - Belgium)
  • KO: 19:45  GMT / 20:45 CET
  • Venue: Het Kuipje (Westerlo)

On Tuesday, Westerlo play Genk in Het Kuipje, as they maintain their advantage at the top of First Division A

Westerlo vs Genk Betting Tips: Genk and over 2.5 goals

In their last league match, Genk defeated Zulte Waregem 1-0 at home, leaving them seven points clear of Union Saint-Gilloise on 52 points. That victory made it 17 from their last 19 in the FDA, while they have now won seven of their last eight on the road in the FDA.

After 20 matches, Westerlo finds themselves in seventh place with 30 points, with the visitors having been defeated 2-1 in their last First Division A match at home against OH Leuven, ending a four-match unbeaten streak (W2 D2 L0).

Genk enter this fixture as deserved favourites, and while Westerlo have lost just three of their last 10 at home, they have conceded at least two goals in four of their last five at home. Given that, the away side should be confident of picking up another big win in their bid to win a first FDA title since 2019 and only their fourth in the 21st century. 

The previous First Division A fixture between the sides saw Genk emerge victorious with a destructive 6-1 win at Cegeka Arena in October. Historically this fixture has been an entertaining one with eight of their last nine league meetings seeing over 2.5 goals scored. Considering Westerlo´s recent home form, which has seen 24 goals scored in their last five league matches at Het Kuipje, a similar outcome has to be expected.

With that in mind, we´re backing the over 2.5 goal selection while adding a Genk win should lift those odds above even money. While it might not be easy, we expect an entertaining affair with Genk strong enough to return home with points in a game where goals seem extremely likely. 

Westerlo vs Genk Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Westerlo

    2 : 3

    Genk

    Pro League

  2. Westerlo

    0 : 1

    Genk

    Belgian Cup

  3. Genk

    6 : 1

    Westerlo

    Pro League

  4. Genk

    2 : 2

    Westerlo

    Club Friendlies 1

  5. Westerlo

    2 : 1

    Genk

    Club Friendlies 1

Westerlo

Westerlo Team News

Jonas De Roeck has no fresh injury or suspension concerns and could name a similar starting XI to that which fell to a 2:1 loss to Leuven last time out. In-form Lyle Foster should lead the attack alongside Dorgeles Nene.

Last matches of Westerlo

  1. Westerlo

    2 : 0

    KV Mechelen

    Pro League

  2. Zulte Waregem

    1 : 1

    Westerlo

    Pro League

  3. Westerlo

    2 : 3

    Genk

    Pro League

  4. Westerlo

    1 : 2

    OH Leuven

    Pro League

  5. Cercle Brugge

    0 : 1

    Westerlo

    Pro League

Westerlo lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Sinan Bolat

Defenders

  • 32

    Edisson Jordanov

  • 23

    Rubin Seigers

  • 33

    Roman Neustädter

  • 24

    Ravil Tagir

  • 11

    Maxim De Cuyper

Midfielders

  • 39

    Thomas Van den Keybus

  • 8

    Nicolas Madsen

  • 4

    Mathias Fixelles

Forwards

  • 25

    Igor Vetokele

  • 9

    Lyle Foster

Genk

Genk Team News

Following a disappointing Belgian Cup loss to Antwerp, Wouter Vrancken´s side bounced back with a narrow 1:0 win against Zulte this past weekend. The 43-year-old boss has no reported injury concerns and is expected to continue with a 4-2-3-1 setup spearheaded by Ally Samatta. Leading scorer Paul Onuachu should return to the starting XI, having appeared as a sub against Zulte.

Last matches of Genk

  1. Westerlo

    2 : 3

    Genk

    Pro League

  2. Genk

    1 : 0

    Zulte Waregem

    Pro League

  3. Genk

    0 : 3

    Antwerp

    Belgian Cup

  4. Genk

    3 : 1

    Club Brugge

    Pro League

  5. Kortrijk

    1 : 0

    Genk

    Pro League

Genk lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 26

    Maarten Vandevoordt

Defenders

  • 23

    Daniel Muñoz

  • 46

    Carlos Cuesta

  • 2

    Mark McKenzie

  • 77

    Ángelo Preciado

Midfielders

  • 4

    Aziz Ouattara Mohammed

  • 17

    Patrik Hrošovský

  • 34

    Bilal El Khannouss

Forwards

  • 28

    Joseph Paintsil

  • 18

    Paul Onuachu

  • 10

    Nicolás Castro

Key Facts Westerlo vs Genk

  1. An average of 3.8 goals have been scored in Westerlo´s home FDA matches this season
  2. Genk have won 17 of their last 19 league matches
  3. Genk won 6:1 when these sides last met in October
  4. Genk have won 7 of their last 8 away league matches
  5. Genk remain 7 points clear at the top of the FDA

Main prediction Westerlo - Genk

Away/Over 2.5

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winrate

58% winrate

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6 wins in a row

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Westerlo & Genk current standing in Pro League

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Genk 21 18 1 2 52 - 19 +33 55
2 Union Saint-Gilloise 23 16 4 3 46 - 24 +22 52
3 Antwerp 22 14 3 5 42 - 23 +19 45
4 Gent 22 11 5 6 37 - 21 +16 38
5 Club Brugge 22 10 7 5 40 - 28 +12 37
6 Standard Liège 23 11 4 8 37 - 29 +8 37
7 Westerlo 23 10 4 9 44 - 39 +5 34
8 Sint-Truiden 23 8 8 7 24 - 25 -1 32
9 OH Leuven 23 8 7 8 37 - 34 +3 31
10 Cercle Brugge 22 8 6 8 29 - 30 -1 30
11 Anderlecht 22 8 3 11 31 - 32 -1 27
12 Sporting Charleroi 22 8 3 11 28 - 35 -7 27
13 Mechelen 22 7 4 11 30 - 40 -10 25
14 Kortrijk 23 6 4 13 26 - 44 -18 22
15 Zulte-Waregem 22 5 5 12 29 - 46 -17 20
16 AS Eupen 22 6 2 14 28 - 46 -18 20
17 KV Oostende 23 5 3 15 25 - 51 -26 18
18 RFC Seraing 22 4 3 15 21 - 40 -19 15

Westerlo vs Genk - FAQ

? Westerlo Player to Watch
Lyle Foster - The 22-year-old South African has scored eight goals in 19 FDA appearances.
? Genk Player to Watch
Paul Onuachu - The Nigerian forward is enjoying an excellent campaign with 14 goals in 17 FDA appearances.
? Where to watch?
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