Genk vs Kortrijk Prediction, Preview, Lineups and Betting Tips
One week after the first leg in Kortrijk, Genk will hope to benefit from its home advantage in order to reach the 2018 Belgian Cup final for the first time since 5 years, when “The Blauw-Wit” have lifted the trophy after a 2-0 win over Cercle Brugge. The other semi-finalists Kortrijk have gained a slight lead after winning 3-2 thanks to a late winner scored by defender Lucas Rougeaux, so even a draw in Genk perfectly suits “The Guys”.
Kortrijk boasts one Belgian Cup final only and that happened in season 2011–12 when they have lost 1-0 to Lokeren. Now Glen De Boeck’s men have a wonderful chance to play for their first major trophy and the three goals scored by Abdul Ajagun, Larry Azouni and Lucas Rougeaux are tipping the scales on their side, at least before the second leg.
Genk are eager to accomplish something this year, after finishing 8th last season, so Philippe Clement’s men have a realistic opportunity to win a trophy and earn more European football through the Belgian Cup path. However, they must overcome the one goal disadvantage and we believe hosts are favourites here, although their last home win remains back in late-October, when Genk won 2-0 vs Club Brugge.
Our analysts recommend betting on the home team – Genk to win vs Kortrijk (1X2 Betting). League positioning doesn’t really matter in such a game, but if so, both teams are in pretty similar positions and the squad that shows more determination should win the Tuesday night encounter.
Possible Lineups of KRC Genk and KV Kortrijk
Venue: “Luminus Arena”, Genk.
KRC Genk: Danny Vukovic – Jere Uronen, Omar Colley, Sebastien Dewaest, Joakim Mæhle – Dries Wouters, Ibrahima Seck – Dieumerci Ndongala, Ruslan Malinovsky, Thomas Buffel – Marcus Ingvartsen. (4-2-3-1)
Missing players: Sander Berge and Bryan Heynen are both injured.
KV Kortrijk: Thomas Kaminski – Lucas Rougeaux, Gary Kagelmacher, Bennard Kumordzi, Kristof D’Haene – Evgen Makarenko, Hannes Van der Bruggen – Idir Ouali, Abdul Ajagun, Larry Azouni – Teddy Chevalier. (4-2-3-1)
Missing players: Elohim Rolland is injured.