In another round 3 match of the Belgian Pro League, Genk vs Cercle Brugge will battle for points as both sides continue their topsy-turvy campaign at the Jan Breydel Stadium on Sunday. Which of these teams will emerge victorious at the end of 90 minutes, or will there be yet another draw?
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Genk vs Cercle Brugge probable lineups
Goalkeeper: Maarten Vandevoordt
Defenders: Joris Kayembe Ditu, Carlos Cuesta, Mark McKenzie, Daniel Munoz
Midfielders: Joseph Paintsil, Patrik Hrosovsky, Matias Galarza, Bilal El Khannouss, Mike Tresor
Forwards: Tolu Arokodare
After beating Cercle Brugge four times in a row, Genk have now won just once in their last four clashes with them. Wouter Vranck ween's men will be looking to get back to winning ways and put their last three losses behind them as they expect Tolu Arokodare to get back in the goals for them.
Defenders: Leonardo Lopes, Christiaan Ravych, Jesper Daland
Midfielders: Hugo Siquet, Abu Francis, Hannes Van Der Bruggen, Olivier Deman, Thibo Sommers
Forwards: Yann Gboho, Kevin Denkey
Cercle Brugge haven't beaten Genk since the 2018/19 season, a run stretching to eight games. This match this time is a chance for the home side to end the poor run against the visitors, especially now that Genk are on a three-game losing streak.
Genk vs Cercle Brugge confirmed lineups
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Genk vs Cercle Brugge predictions
Prediction 1: Genk to Go Home with all Three Points
Racing Genk have alternated with the motions so far this season, oscillating between wins and defeats. However, Cercle Brugge aren't the most intimidating side in the league, and they also have a poor record in this fixture considering their past head-to-head. We fancy the Smurfs should return to winning ways here, but it's not going to be easy.
Prediction 2: Both Teams to Score
Encounters between these two teams in the past have seen goals scored at either side of the posts. Six out of the seven last meetings have produced goals at both ends. Considering how both teams tend to score against each other, this match looks likely to follow the same pattern.
Prediction 3: Less Than Three Goals
Both teams have played low-scoring matches ahead of this battle. Cercle Brugge are coming from a 2-0 home win in their last match; but before that, they lost 1-0 to Antwerp. On the other hand, Racing Genk have failed to score in their last two games, losing 1-0 to Olympiacos and Eupen respectively. With both teams struggling in front of goal at the moment, we're backing the match to end in less than three total goals.
Genk vs Cercle Brugge Head-to-head
These two teams have played 67 games between them, with Genk winning on more than half the occasions (35), while losing to Cercle Brugge only 13 times, and 19 games ended in draws.
Where to watch Genk vs Cercle Brugge live
Unfortunately, countries like Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Ghana do not have broadcasting rights to the Belgian League. But you can catch all the action from this match on both team's official TV apps. Interested fans can also watch the highlights of this match on both teams' official YouTube channels.
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