Genk v Kortrijk Betting Tips: 1 AH-1, 2019-07-26

International Football Tips

First Division A
Friday 26th July 2019
Kickoff: 1930hrs
Pick: Genk AH-1
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.79 (odds taken at 06:38 GMT, 26 July 2019)

1 X 2
1.45 4.60 6.15

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on July 25, 2019 at 06:38 a.m.)

First Division A at Marathonbet

Friday night raises the curtain on another new Belgian top flight season and there’s one fixture being played in the First Division A; Genk take on Kortrijk as the betting tips continue at the Luminus Arena.

Genk Prediction – Can Genk claim another league title?

Genk finished top of the Belgian First Division A by a 2-point margin over runners-up, Club Brugge, at the end of the Championship Round.

This gained Friday night’s hosts entry into the Champions League but Genk’s attention will be on their opening match of the season against Kortrijk here.

It’s also Genk’s first home match of the new Belgian top flight season too, so they’ll be keen to get themselves off to a good start on Friday night.

A Super Cup 3-0 win over Mechelen was followed by a 2-1 defeat to Westerlo in a recent friendly, but it’s back down to business in this clash.

Overall results saw Genk lose just 1 of their last 8 matches in the First Division A, which was a 3-2 loss away at Club Brugge.

Results on home turf at their Luminus Arena though proved Genk’s dominance over the rest of the competition, winning 5 of their last 6 matches.

In addition, the hosts still possess the dangerous striker Samatta who topped last season’s goalscoring tally with 20 goals.


Genk v Kortrijk Both teams to score

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Kortrijk Prediction – Can Lahti make late surge for top 6 finish?

The visitors have participated in a lengthy pre-season as the visitors have played no fewer than 8 matches since the end of last season.

This has brought about 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats, and they head into this season-opener on the back of a resounding 4-0 home win over Excelsior.

Although they ended the regular season in a disappointing 8th place on the First Division A ladder, Kortrijk came close to securing a spot in the Europa League.

The visitors were denied by Sporting Charleroi in a 2-1 loss in the play-off semi-finals, but they did win 3 of their last 4 matches overall of the season.

However, just 3 away wins from their last 9 matches on their travels suggest this could be a tough opening game of the new term for Kortrijk.

Kortrijk have also failed to beat Genk in their last 2 encounters away from home against their Friday night’s opponents, drawing 1-1 and losing 1-0 respectively.


Key-Facts – SJK v Lahti

  • Genk lost just 1 of their last 8 matches in the First Division A
  • Genk have won 5 of their last 6 matches at home in the Belgian top flight
  • Kortrijk have won just 3 of their last 9 away matches in the First Division A


Betting Tips Verdict

Genk have the quality and firepower to start their season off to winning ways, and they should also cover the asian line here too.