Our match prediction:
Genk will be looking to defend their slim lead in the tie against Cork City when the two teams face each other at Turner’s Cross on Thursday evening. The Belgian side did well to beat Cork City and to keep a clean sheet in the first leg and, as a result, they are with one foot in the Europa League play-offs. The Leesiders face an uphill task in Thursday’s football game against Genk as they need to overcome a one-goal deficit in front of home fans. Considering that Cork City are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the return leg, there is every chance the visitors will have a number of chances to attack their rivals on the break. Genk suffered a shocking loss to Buducnost Podgorica in the Europa League second qualifying round, return leg and they do not want history to repeat itself.