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Genk and Oostende meet at the Luminus Arena to battle it out for three Belgian First Division A points on Friday. Read our expert predictions and find the latest odds for the contest below in our match preview.
Genk vs Oostende – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Genk host Oostende in their first home match of the new campaign in Belgium. Read our top three expert predictions and betting tips for Friday’s fixture below.
- Genk to Win
- Team Goals
- Over 1.5 Genk Goals
- Anytime Goalscorer
- Paul Onuachu
- Odds not yet available
The odds presented here are always subject to change. One should check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by William Hill, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.
Genk to Win
Genk snatched a point at the death in their campaign opener at Standard Liege last week, but back on home turf, De Smurfen should be strong enough to record their first victory of the season. Oostende were dismantled 3-0 by Charleroi on match day one in Belgium and they should find the going just as tough against an even more formidable Genk outfit.
Over 1.5 Genk Goals
Genk have scored at least twice in six of their last seven encounters with Oostende and we’re tipping the title hopefuls to find more joy in the final third against the same opponents on Friday. Oostende’s defending against Charleroi last week was worryingly substandard and Genk have the quality in attack to take full advantage.
Paul Onuachu to Score Anytime
Paul Onuachu notched an eye-watering 33 goals in 38 league appearances for Genk last season – a record that saw the striker linked with a big-money move away from Belgium over the summer. Remarkably, the 27-year-old has scored in each of his last four runouts against Oostende and his knack of registering against De Kustboys makes him a solid bet in the anytime goalscorer market this week.
Genk vs Oostende: Match Preview
Genk are aiming to go one better in Belgium this season having finished second in the First Division A last term. Popular Dutch coach John van den Brom has started his first full campaign at the helm having been appointed last November and he will be determined to improve upon his already impressive 57.14% win-rate with his new employers.
Oostende enjoyed a remarkable run to 5th spot in 2020/21 just a year after they had finished down in 15th, though the loss of key trio fullback Jelle Bataille, schemer Andrew Hjulsager and striker Fashion Sakala during the summer window has knocked their chances of a repeat performance this term.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Genk vs Oostende
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Genk vs Oostende Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
What stadium will the match be played at?
Friday’s game will be played at Luminus Arena in Genk.
When does this fixture kick off?
The game will kick-off at 20:45 CET (GMT +1) on July 30.
Who won the last meeting between these clubs?
Oostende upset the odds to beat Genk 3-1 when the teams last met in February.