Genk vs Eupen lineups and predictions – Belgian Pro League

Genk's Mike Tresor Ndayishimiye, Genk's Bilal El Khannouss, Genk's Daniel Munoz Mejia and Genk's Joseph Paintsil celebrate after scoring during a soccer game between Belgian KRC Genk and Swiss Servette FC, Wednesday 02 August 2023 in Genk, the first leg of the second qualifying round for the UEFA Champions League competition. BELGA PHOTO JOHAN EYCKENS - Photo by Icon sport
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Three points will be up for grabs as Genk and Eupen go toe-to-toe with each other at the Cegeka Arena. Which of these teams will emerge victorious at the end of this Jupiler League match?

Genk vs Eupen probable lineups

Genk

Goalkeeper: Maarten Vandevoordt
Defenders: Gerardo Arteaga, Mark McKenzie, Carlos Cuesta, Daniel MuΓ±oz
Midfielders: Matias Galarza, Anouar Ait El Hadji, Bryan Heynen
Strikers: Alieu Fadera, Yira Collins Sor, Joseph Paintsil

Eupen

Goalkeeper: Abdul Manaf Nurudeen
Defenders: Rune Paeshuyse, Victor Palsson, Jason Davidson
Midfielders: Gary Magnee, Boris Lambert, Brandon Baiye, Yentl Van Genechten
Strikers: Isaac Nuhu, Kevin MΓΆhwald, Regan Charles-Cook

Genk vs Eupen confirmed lineups

Genk

26
Maarten Vandevoordt
be
2
Mark McKenzie
us
14
Yira Sor
ng
77
Angelo Preciado
ec
5
Gerardo Arteaga
mx
4
Aziz Ouattara Mohammed
ci
11
Mike Tresor Ndayishimiye
be
3
Mujaid Sadick
es
90
Christopher Bonsu Baah
gh
34
Bilal El Khannouss
ma
17
Patrik Hrosovsky
sk
Substitutes
19
Anouar Ait El Hadj
be
1
Hendrik Van Crombrugge
be
28
Joseph Paintsil
gh
99
Toluwalase Emmanuel Arokodare
ng
24
Luca Oyen
be
23
Daniel Munoz
co
25
Matias Galarza
ar

Eupen

4
Victor Palsson
is
33
Manaf Nurudeen
gh
10
Regan Charles-Cook
gd
Substitutes
34
Lorenzo Youndje
be

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Genk vs Eupen predictions

Prediction 1: Genk to win

Genk have dominated Eupen in recent years; they have six wins in the last eight encounters between these sides, with a draw and a loss. Also, Eupen have no wins in their last 10 trips to this stadium. They suffered nine losses in that stretch, with one draw. On that note, we are fairly confident that Genk will win this match.

Prediction 2: Both teams to score

Both teams were amongst the goals in three of the last four meetings between these sides. Four of Genk's last six matches featured goals at both ends too. Given that Eupen averaged more than two goals per game in their last five matches, both teams should score.

Prediction 3: Over 2.5 total goals

Four of Eupen's last five matches went above the 3.5 goal mark, while seven of Genk's last 10 games featured at least three goals. Furthermore, the last eight clashes between these teams have seen more than three goals scored per game on average. For this reason, we should expect the goals to flow in this match.

Super Eagles and Black Stars players to watch in Genk vs Eupen fixture

It's worth keeping an eye out for these players:

Tolu Arokodare – Genk

Genk's Tolu Toluwalase Arokodare misses a penalty during a soccer game between Belgian KRC Genk and Swiss Servette FC, Wednesday 02 August 2023 in Genk, the first leg of the second qualifying round for the UEFA Champions League competition. BELGA PHOTO JOHAN EYCKENS - Photo by Icon sport
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The 22 year old joined Genk from Valmiera in January; he played 11 matches for the club last season, notching two goals and one assists. Arokodare scored in Genk's 2-2 draw with Servette in the UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds a couple of days ago. It's worth mentioning that Tolu Arokodare is yet to earn his first cap for the Super Eagles.

Yira Collins Sor – Genk

Just like Arokodare, Yira Collins Sor moved to Genk in January, he had previously played for Sparta Praha and Banik Ostrava. The 23 year old is still hunting for his first goal for the club this season. However, he bagged three goals in four pre-season fixtures this summer. Like Tolu Arokodare, Collins Sor is yet to represent the Nigeria National team.

Joseph Paintsil – Genk

Joseph Paintsil has appeared nine times for the Black Stars, including at the AFCON qualifiers two months ago. The midfielder registered two assists in Genk's opening match last weekend; he has been at the club for over two years.

Christopher Baah – Genk

18 year old Christopher Baah signed for Genk just last month. He registered his first goal in his first appearance for the club, scoring the last goal in their 4-0 victory over OH Leuven. The Ghanaian player replaced compatriot Joseph Paintsil in Genk's Champions League qualifying game a few days ago.

Isaac Nuhu – Eupen

Eupen's Isaac Nuhu leaves the pitch during a soccer match between OHL Oud-Heverlee - Leuven and KAS Eupen, Tuesday 17 January 2023 in Oud-Heverlee, on day 21 of the 2022-2023 'Jupiler Pro League' first division of the Belgian championship. BELGA PHOTO JOHN THYS - Photo by Icon sport
Credit: Icon Sport

Ghana's Isaac Nuhu has been at Eupen since January 2020; he struggled to find his best form last season, scoring just twice in 19 appearances. Interestingly, Nuhu registered two goals in three pre-season friendlies this summer; he also started in Eupen's 2-2 draw against Westerlo last week.

Abdul Manaf Nurudeen – Eupen

Although Abdul Manaf Nurudeen has represented the Black Stars on just two occasions, he has been a vital part of Eupen's squad since he joined in 2017. The 24 year old started in the club's season opener last weekend, where he made three saves.

Where to watch Genk vs Eupen live in Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana

Unfortunately, this match will not be available on TV in Nigeria, Kenya or Ghana. However, fans can watch the highlights on both teams' YouTube channels.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

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