Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
All eyes will be on Cegeka Arena when Genk and Genk go head to head in the Jupiler League on Sunday. Genk aim to melt Antwerp’s advantage in the standings, but this game will be anything but a walk in the park for the home team. Joseph Paintsil, who limped off with injury in a 2-1 win over Royale Union SG, is unlikely to feature against Gent, while Luca Oyen remains on the sidelines with an ACL injury.
The visitors, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Waregem. The visitors quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Charleroi, but beating Genk on the road is easier said than done. The two teams seem to be evenly matched, and, taking everything into account, the share of spoils is on the horizon. Defender Joseph Okumu is banned for the match, while forward Tarik Tissoudali continues to miss out through injury for the visiting side.
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.
Highlighted Team (Gent):
Gent are a Belgian football club that plays their home games at Ghelamco Arena. The venue has been the club’s home ground since 2013 and the capacity of the stadium is 20 000. De Buffalo’s participate in the Belgian Pro League and they clinched their first domestic trophy in the 2014/2015 season.
Gent finished the regular part of the season in second place in the standings, but they eventually climbed to the top position in the table in the play-off. The club won their third Belgian Cup trophy in 2010 and it has to be noted that they defeated Club Brugge in the Belgian Super Cup in 2015. Laurent Depoitre scored the winner for Gent three minutes before the final whistle.
A number of top-class players were part of the team in the past and the likes of Victor Fernandez, Johan Boskamp, Bob Peeters, Trond Sollied and Michel Preud’homme are some of notable footballers who played for Gent in the past.