Genk vs Liverpool Match Info
Date: Wednesday October 23 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST
Venue: Luminus Arena
Referee: Slavko Vincic (Slovenia)
Genk vs Liverpool Head-To-Head Record
No previous competitive matches
Genk vs Liverpool Stats
- Liverpool have won 10, drawn two and lost one in their 13 previous European matches against Belgian clubs
- Genk have played seven previous home games in the Champions League group stage and drawn six, losing the other 1-0
- The only English club Genk have played previously in Europe was Chelsea, with whom they drew 1-1 at home in the 2011-12 Champions League group stage
Genk vs Liverpool Match Preview
Pretty much Liverpool’s only weak link right now is their away record in Europe – and they may not find it easy to beat a Genk side who are very solid at home.
Although they enjoyed decisive victories away to Bayern Munich and Porto in last season’s knockout stage on their run to the Champions League title, the Reds can be vulnerable on their travels – they were beaten 3-0 by Barcelona in the semi-finals and have lost four in a row in the group stage to Napoli twice, Red Star Belgrade and Paris Saint-Germain.
In comparison to those venues, Genk does not sound too scary. But as the stats above indicate, only Roma back in 2002 have beaten the current Belgian champions on their own pitch in the Champions League group stage, Real Madrid heading the list of teams to have been held there which also includes Chelsea, Napoli, Valencia and Bayer Leverkusen.
Genk were thrashed 6-2 away to Red Bull Salzburg on match-day one this term but held their own in a goalless draw with Napoli last time out, although their domestic form has been far from convincing in their defence of the title.
Liverpool themselves were not at their most inspiring when they salvaged a point with a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Manchester United on Sunday.
The European champions should have the quality to win this game, but Genk are a much stronger force at the Luminus Arena than elsewhere, even in what has been an ordinary campaign in Belgium for them so far, and they could make Liverpool pull out all the stops.
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Genk vs Liverpool Betting Tips
Genk +2 on the handicap @ Evens with Unibet
Under 3.5 goals @ 3/4 with Unibet