Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Genk will be looking to make amends for a 3-2 loss to Club Brugge when they host Waregem at their Luminus Arena on Matchday 22. Genk suffered yet another dip in form, with the team failing to win the previous four league fixtures, and, no doubt, they are desperate to get back on course in the Jupiler League. De Smurfen produce much better showings at home than on the travels, and seeing that John van den Brom has almost a full squad to choose from, home win should be considered.
Defender Cuesta returns from suspension. Waregem, on the other hand, are eyeing their sixth consecutive win on the road. Since Francky Dury’s troops have been scoring goals for fun on the travels of late, a high-scoring affair is on the cards at Luminus Arena. The likes of Chory, Van Hecke, and Zarandia are all likely to miss the game with injuries.
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 (Waregem):
Over the years Zulte Waregem have established themselves as a top-table side in Belgian Super League. The Essevee are a product of a partnership between Zulte and Waregem and it has to be noted that Zulte Sportief were founded back in 1950.
Zulte Waregem impressed in the 2012/2013 Belgian Super League campaign, with the team finishing the process in second place in the standings, only four points behind champions Anderlecht. As a result, the Essevee booked their place in the Europa League group stages, but despite recording victories over the likes of Maribor and Wigan Athletic in Group D the Belgian side eventually failed to advance to the knockout stages of the European competition.
Zulte Waregem, who welcome their rivals at Regenboogstadion, will play in the group stages of the Europa League in the 2017/2018 season. Zulte Waregem, who won the Belgian Cup in the 2016/2017 season, will face the likes of Nice, Lazio and Vitesse in Group K.