Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Buoyed by a 2-1 win over Waregem, Genk will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host Leuven at their Luminus Arena on Saturday evening. Genk have big ambitions for the 2020/21 season and they will surely give 100% to regain the domestic trophy. Attacker Theo Bongonda, who was in self-isolation at the weekend, is unlikely to feature against Leuven, but Cyriel Dessers is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Leuven’s main goal is to secure the Jupiler League survival.
The newcomers are likely to adopt a cautious approach in the Luminus Arena showdown, but preventing Genk’s attackers from scoring is easier said than done. Genk emerged triumphant in each of their previous four meetings with Leuven, and we do not believe that the underdogs are going to put an end to the negative trend.