Genk vs Olympiakos lineups – Time for Tolu Arokodare to prove his worth

Arokodare with his teammates ahead of Genk vs Olympiakos first leg tie
Credit: Icon Sport

The Cegeka Arena will host Genk vs Olympiakos Europa League qualification round 3 return leg match on Thursday evening, in a clash for a place in the tournament's playoffs. Kick-off time is 19:00 BST, 17 August 2023.

Genk vs Olympiakos probable lineups

Genk

Goalkeeper: Maarten Vandevoordt
Defenders: Daniel Munoz, Carlos Cuesta, Mujaid Sadick, Joris Kayembe Ditu
Midfielders: Bilal El Khannouss, Aziz Ouattara Mohammed, Patrik Hrosovsky, Yira Collins Sor, Joseph Paintsil
Forwards: Tolu Arokodare

Genk returns to the Cegeka Arena looking to overturn a one-goal deficit after last week´s 1-0 first-leg loss in Greece. Obtaining six points from their three league fixtures this season can be seen as a step in the right direction, yet the focus is now on ensuring that they have some European football to look forward to for the remainder of the calendar year.

Olympiakos

Goalkeeper: Alexandros Paschalakis
Defenders: Rodinei, Panagiotis Retsos, Nicolas Freire, Quini
Midfielders: Mady Camara, JoĂŁo Carvalho, Vicente Iborra, Giorgous Masouras
Forwards: Kostas Fortounis, Youssef El Arabi

Olympiacos make the trip to Belgium to face Genk on Thursday evening looking to hold onto a slender lead in their Europa League third qualifying round tie. The Greek outfit established a 1-0 advantage from the first leg and will now look to guarantee continental football for 2023/24 in the reverse fixture.

Genk vs Olympiakos confirmed lineups

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

Genk

17
Patrik Hrosovsky
sk
28
Joseph Paintsil
gh
26
Maarten Vandevoordt
be
23
Daniel Munoz
co
46
Carlos Cuesta
co
14
Yira Sor
ng
2
Mark McKenzie
us
18
Kayembe
be
4
Aziz Ouattara Mohammed
ci
7
Alieu Fadera
gm
34
Bilal El Khannouss
ma
Substitutes
72
Josue Ndenge Kongolo
be
1
Hendrik Van Crombrugge
be
3
Mujaid Sadick
es
5
Gerardo Arteaga
mx
41
Mike Penders
be
19
Anouar Ait El Hadj
be
90
Christopher Bonsu Baah
gh
99
Toluwalase Emmanuel Arokodare
ng
25
Matias Galarza
ar
24
Luca Oyen
be
70
Ibrahima Sory Bangoura
gn

Olympiakos

9
Ayoub El Kaabi
ma
8
Vicente Iborra
es
23
Rodinei
br
20
Joao Carvalho
pt
19
Giorgos Masouras
gr
45
Panagiotis Retsos
gr
18
Quini
es
4
Mady Camara
gn
1
Alexandros Paschalakis
gr
Substitutes
99
Athanasios Papadoudis
gr
74
Andreas Ntoi
gr
25
Jackson Porozo
ec
88
Konstantinos Tzolakis
gr
2
Ramon
br
15
Sotirios Alexandropoulos
gr
12
Algassime Bah
gn

Genk vs Olympiakos predictions

This clash will present a chance for one of these teams to qualify for a place in the play-off round of the Europa League.

Prediction 1: Genk to Win

Wouter Vrancken must be particularly worried about his team's hot and cold nature so far this season, and will be hoping that the 0-1 win away at Cercle Brugge (which ended their three-game losing streak) will change their fortunes.
Playing at their home turf, Genk will be in high spirits to get back to winning ways having lost in their last two matches at the Cegeka Arena. It'll be difficult, but Genk should be able to win.

Prediction 2: Tolu Arokodare to Score at Anytime

We're backing Genk's striker Tolu Arokodare to be back on the score-sheet in this game having blanked in his side's last three encounters. The Nigerian forward has scored twice for Wouter Vrancken's outfit in Europe this season. He will be eager to score and help his team advance to the next stage.

Prediction 3: Under 2.5 Goals

Both teams have not been in good shape ahead of their meeting in terms of scoring goals; Genk's last three fixtures have each seen a maximum of one goal, while four of Olypiakos' last five games have produced over 2.5 goal line.

Considering both teams' goal scoring record ahead of this UEL playoff qualifying round, we're backing them to not score more than three goals.

Player to watch out for in Genk vs Olympiakos fixture

Tolu Arokodare

Nigerian striker Arokodare failed to score in the first leg of this fixture, he will be eager to get on the score-sheet for his side and end his three-match goal drought, and also help his side advance to the playoffs.

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

You can catch all the action live on Supersport Gotv Football, Supersport Maximo and the Supersport Premier League channel if you live in Nigeria, Kenya or Ghana.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 weeks ago

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