Red Bull Salzburg (@1.47) vs Genk (@6.0)

Our Prediction:

Red Bull Salzburg will win

Red Bull Salzburg – Genk Match Prediction | 18-09-2019 15:00

There are reports of injuries in the visiting team as well. Their manager, Felice Mazzu will have some hard time trying to find who can fill in for Mbwana Samatta as he is their top goalscorer. The player to watch in the visiting team will be their newcomer Paul Onuachu who already scored the first goal for his new team. Danny Vukovic one of their goalkeepers and Mbwana Samatta, their great striker wont be available for the upcoming clash.

And they definitely didnt score nearly as many goals as their upcoming opponents, in fact, they netted 9 and conceded 5. Genk, commonly known as the Smurfs, produced a mixed bag of results recently. They are obviously playing much worse than they did last year, and are in the 9th place in the standings. According to all that, I dont think theyll be able to make much of an impact against such a tough opponent. Even though they are the reigning champions of the Belgian First Division, they are currently not doing well in the league. In their last 5 matches in all competitions, they recorded 2 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw.

Top scorer from the last season Munas Dabbur left the club in the summer transfer window, but Japan international Takumi Minanimo is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. Salzburg kick off their Champions League campaign with a match against Genk at their Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls made a flying start to their Austrian Bundesliga campaign and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Genk.

Highlighted Player (Zlatko Junuzovic):

Salzburg are up against it in their last 16 push, with Napoli and Liverpool their other opponents in this group. They will need to achieve something spectacular in order to make it into the next round. However, the Austrian champions have the perfect chance to show what they can do straight off the bat, given the standard of their next opponents.

Genks begin to their domestic campaign has been mixed as they sit mid-table following their last blow as they lost 2-1 to Charleroi.Both Samatta and Lucumi were unnoticed of the defeat at the weekend once long trips with their national groups however each ought to come here.Paintsil could be a major doubt for Felice Muzzus men once he was forced to come back offwithin the half at the weekend therefore Bongonda might are available in.

All the eyes in the home crowd will be on Salzburgs striker Erling Braut Haland, who scored 8 goals and provided 3 assists. Still, only two of them are important players, Marin Pongracic and Masaya Okugawa are still recovering from their injuries, and their return date is unknown. Manager Jesse Marsch will have a bit of a hard time with the injured players, as there are four of them reported.

Speaking of the Belgian Cup, the club clinched their fourth trophy in the competition in 2013. Genk clinched one Belgian Pro League trophy in the 20th century, with the team winning the 1989/1999 title. Genk won their second domestic trophy in 2002 and the team lifted the Belgian Pro League title in 2011 as well. They finished the season with 73 points, two points clear of second-placed Club Brugge.

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We expect Salzburg to follow up on that form, with the hosts claiming a 7-2 win over Hartberg at the weekend to show their red hot form. We are going with Salzburg to win this clash with a -1 handicap, which seems like solid value, given Genks Champions League run. They stuck seven goals past the side who are currently fifth in the table, so we can see them racking up a few strikes when they make their way into Champions League action.

The highly rated midfielder has been a member of the national team for over ten years and chances are he will not be retiring any time soon. Capable of operating as a defensive midfielder, but much more dangerous as an attacking midfielder, Junuzovic has been a key player for Austria for several years now and he was in fine form as Das Team secured their place at the Euro 2016 finals.

Their offence is on fire, in their last 5 matches in all competitions they scored as many as 27 goals while allowing just 4. People dont call them the Austrian Giants for no reason, they are the reigning champions of Austrian Bundesliga for 6 consecutive seasons, and are currently sitting at top of the league table. Salzburg is doing amazingly at the moment, they are on a seven-game winning streak and they appear to be unstoppable. According to their fantastic form, I can say without a doubt that well see them score plenty of goals and win this match.