Belgian Jupiler Pro League - Gent vs Genk Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Gent vs Genk taking place? Saturday, January 25th (19:30 UK / 20:30 CET)

Where is Gent vs Genk taking place? GHELAMCO-arena, Gent

What television channel is Gent vs Genk on? Gent v Genk will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Gent vs Genk? Gent v Genk will be streamed live in the UK on Betfair

Where can I get tickets for Gent vs Genk? Ticket information for this game can be found here!

THE TEAM NEWS

GENT

  • Gent come into this clash with Genk having won their last two league matches as they remain in second spot and they picked up the three points last week in their first game after the winter break by beating Royal Excel Mouscron 3-1.
  • The club moved to sign influential on-loan midfielder Sven Kums on a permanent deal this week from Anderlecht and that transfer was met with delight by the Gent fans as he has been superb for them this season.
  • Star Canadian striker Jonathan David was key in the win last week with his two goals which takes his tally to 11 in the Jupiler Pro league this season so they will look to him once again for inspiration.

GENK

  • Genk picked up an excellent 0-3 away to Zulte-Waregem last week which saw them move up into sixth place and they will be keen to string a run of results together now having also won their last two games in the league.
  • Talented Norwegian youngster Kristian Thorsvedt made his debut last week and scored the opening goal of the game to get his Genk career off to a fine start, while they have called compatriot and fellow January arrival Mats Moller Daehli into the squad for the first time.
  • 17-year-old goalkeeper Vandevoordt is expected to be out of action for several months, while Vukovic, Borges and Heynen all miss out through injury, and Romanian playmaker Hagi has been left out of the squad for this match.

THE PREDICTION

Both of these teams returned to action following the winter break and picked up resounding wins. Genk have made a couple of signings already in this window and look to have a strengthened with two talented Norwegians but they still lack the firepower that Gent possess. With Depoitre and David in attack, they have great quality in that area and that could just make the difference in what should be a hard fought match.

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