Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Genk will be aiming to build on a thrilling 4-0 win over Oostende when they take on Beerschot VA in their first game of the year. Genk aim to climb to the Conference League berth, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Midfielder Kristian Thorstvedt is banned for the match, while top scorer Paul Onuachu misses out through injury. Anyhow, de Smurfen are seen as hot favourites to win Sunday’s clash.
Beerschot VA, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom of the table. The rock-bottom side have slim chances of securing the Jupiler League survival, and given their five-game losing run in the national championship, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. All Ismaila Coulibaly, Frederic Frans, and Ryan Sanusi are rated doubtful for the visiting team, and the trio will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Highlighted Player (Patrik Hrosovsky):
Born in Prievidza, Czechoslovakia, Patrik Hrosovsky is a midfielder who plays for Viktoria Plzen. Patrik Hrosovsky started his youth career at his hometown club Prievidza and he played for the youth team of Trencin as well before joining Viktoria Plzen.
The Slovakian footballer has been playing for the Viktorka ever since, but it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Sokolov, Usti nad Labem and Znojmo on loan as well. Patrik Hrosovsky made his Slovakia debut on November 19, 2014 in a friendly game against Finland.
His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both defensive midfielder and attacking midfielder as well. Hrosovsky has yet to find the net with the Slovakia national football team, but he found the net for the U21 team in a 7-1 win over Luxembourg at the 2015 European Championship. He has a contract with Viktoria Plzen which expires on June 30, 2019.