Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Genk will look to kick off the new Jupiler League campaign in style when they take on newcomers RWDM on Saturday evening. Genk did well to beat Premier League side Burnley in their last warm-up game and it is no wonder the odds for away win have been dropping. A man to watch in the visiting team will be new signing Alieu Fadera, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line. Christopher Bonsu Baah should make his Genk debut in the Jupiler League as well.
The hosts, on the other hand, did well to shock Ligue 1 side Lyon in their last friendly, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the Edmond Machtens Stadium clash. Genk, though, are more of a team than RWDM and we predict that the visitors are going to prove their worth on the field. Centre-forward Mickael Biron is the most notable player in the home team.
Highlighted Team (Genk):
Founded in 1988, Genk are considered one of the youngest clubs in Belgium. Luminus Arena is the home stadium of the club, the capacity of the venue is 24 956 and it was built in 1999. Speaking of UEFA matches, the stadium can hold 21 500 spectators.
Genk clinched one Belgian Pro League trophy in the 20th century, with the team winning the 1989/1999 title. They finished the season with 73 points, two points clear of second-placed Club Brugge. Genk won their second domestic trophy in 2002 and the team lifted the Belgian Pro League title in 2011 as well. Speaking of the Belgian Cup, the club clinched their fourth trophy in the competition in 2013.
The club is well known for their brilliant school and you should bear in mind that the likes of Steven Defour, Christian Benteke, Thibaut Courtois, Divock Origi and Kevin De Bruyne are all products of Genk’s football academy.