Genk and Adana Demirspor will battle for a place in the UEFA Europa Conference League on Thursday. As these teams go toe-to-toe with each other, it'll be interesting to see who will emerge victorious at the end of this clash.
— Yukatel Adana Demirspor (@AdsKulubu) August 23, 2023
Genk vs Adana Demirspor probable lineups
Here's how these teams could potentially line up for this clash.
Goalkeeper: Maarten Vandevoordt.
Defenders: Daniel Muñoz, Carlos Cuesta, Mujaid Sadick, Joris Kayembe Ditu.
Midfielders: Bilal El Khannouss, Aziz Ouattara Mohammed, Matias Galarza.
Strikers: Yira Collins Sor, Tolu Arokodare, Alieu Fadera.
Joseph Paintsil is suspended due to a red card, and will be sidelined for Genk. The hosts are expected to line up in a 4-3-3 formation for this match.
Goalkeeper: Ertac Ozbir.
Defenders: Kevin Rodrigues, Semih Guler, Jovan Manev, Jonas Svensson.
Midfielders: Benjamin Stambouli, Dorukhan Tokoz, Babajide David Akintola, Emre Akbaba, Yusuf Erdogan.
Strikers: M'Baye Niang.
On the other hand, Adana Demirspor have no new players ruled out for this match. Patrick Kluivert is fond of the 4-2-3-1 formation, and we should expect something similar today, with M'Baye Niang being the line striker.
Genk vs Adana Demirspor confirmed lineups
— KRC Genk (@KRCGenkofficial) August 24, 2023
— Yukatel Adana Demirspor (@AdsKulubu) August 24, 2023
Genk vs Adana Demirspor predictions
These are our top predictions for this UEFA Europa Conference League play-off game.
Prediction 1: Adana Demirspor not to lose
Although Genk are the favourites to win this match, their recent form doesn't inspire a lot of confidence. The hosts have struggled to find their stride lately, winning just one of their last five matches. On the other hand, Adana Demirspor have fared relatively better than today's opponents these past few weeks; as they have three wins in their last five matches, with just one loss in their last six games. Taking both teams' recent form into account, we believe there's a lot of value in backing the visitors not to lose.
Prediction 2: One team to blank
Our second prediction for this UEFA Europa Conference League match is on the BTTS market. It's important to point out that Genk have struggled in front of goal recently; they failed to score in three of their last five matches, registering just two goals in that stretch. Interestingly, Wouter Vrancken's men conceded just once in their last three games. At least one team blanked in four of Genk's last five matches; and for this reason, we shouldn't expect goals at both ends.
Prediction 3: Less than three total goals
Given that Genk don't score or concede many goals, it's no surprise that we're taking the under option for this match. The hosts have been involved in a lot of low-scoring matches lately. All of their last five matches featured less than three goals, with four of those going below the 1.5 goal mark. All things considered, this should be a low-scoring affair.
Can Tolu Arokodare get back to scoring ways?
We've already established that Genk won just one of their last five matches; they failed to score in three of those games, registering just two goals in that five-game stretch. That said, Tolu Arokodare has been going through a rough patch; as he failed to score in his last five appearances for the club. Interestingly, the Nigerian player scored three goals in four matches before his goal-scoring drought. It'll be interesting to see if he'll find the back of the net today.
— KRC Genk (@KRCGenkofficial) August 23, 2023
Where to watch Genk vs Adana Demirspor live
At the time of writing, there are no streaming options for English speaking countries. However, fans in Turkey can tune into Exxen and TV 8.5 for the live coverage of this match.
This article was most recently revised and updated 1 month ago