Club Brugge vs Genk Preview & Prediction | 2022-23 Belgian First Division A
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When is Club Brugge vs Genk on and what time does it start? Club Brugge vs Genk will take place on Sunday 28th May, 2023 – 12:30 (UK)
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What channel is Club Brugge vs Genk on in the UK? Club Brugge vs Genk will not be televised live in the UK
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Last season, Carl Hoefkens managed to guide Club Brugge to another Jupiler Pro League title, despite finishing below Royale Union Saint-Gilloise in the regular season. The reigning champions enjoyed an impressive run to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League, albeit fortunate when you scratch beneath the surface, and they have struggled throughout the campaign domestically; being on their third manager of the campaign being proof of that.
Despite their underwhelming campaign which has led to them entering this weekend’s round of fixtures sitting fourth in the Championship round, well adrift of the top three and having to settle for UEFA Europa Conference League football next season. They did manage a surprise 2-0 win at home to Royal Antwerp last weekend, though.
Casper Nielsen’s second-half brace in that match gave them their first win and points since the ‘split’, following on from three successive defeats at the start, including a 3-1 hammering at the hands of Genk at the Cegeka Arena a few weeks ago.
Despite a defeat to reigning champions Club Brugge on the opening day of the campaign, Genk threatened to runaway with league title for much of this campaign, under the management of Wouter Vrancken. However, they head into the penultimate round of Jupiler Pro League fixtures sitting third in the Championship round group.
The reason behind their collapse from potential runaway league leaders to a team that are reliant on a draw between Antwerp and Union SG this weekend is their extremely poor form, relatively for a title challenger, in the calendar year of 2023.
Their 1-1 draw at home to Royale Union Saint Gilloise last weekend, in which they led early via Mark McKenzie but were pegged back before half-time by a Victor Boniface equaliser, means they have won just one of their four matches in the Championship round. That poor run of form can be extended to just five wins in their last 16 Jupiler Pro League matches.
There is very little riding on this match for Club Brugge, other than pride or general bragging rights. Their position in fourth has been cemented but they did show something different last week when they defeated Antwerp at the Jan Breydelstadion. They face a Genk side that are, as mentioned, reliant on a draw between Union SG and Antwerp. If either of those teams win this weekend then Genk cannot win the title. However, if that game ended in a draw and Genk won in Brugge then they'd head into the final day of the season just one point behind them in the table. Genk are the league's top scorers so will expect to score but Club Brugge showed some fight last weekend and maintain a home advantage. This could be a thriller for the neutral.
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