Cercle Brugge vs Genk prediction, odds & betting tips – 04/05/2024

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Cercle Brugge - Genk

Belgium First Division A - Jan Breydel Stadium

Cercle Brugge vs Genk prediction
Genk's Christopher Bonsu Baah and Cercle's Thibo Somers fight for the ball – Photo by Icon Sport

Cercle Brugge and Genk might not be in the title race but they are battling it out with Antwerp to see which one of the three will claim fourth spot in Belgiam's First Division A this season. Visitors Genk sit four points clear of Saturday's hosts and haven't lost against Cercle since 2018 but we are expecting a tight and tense 90 minutes between the pair.

Cercle Brugge vs Genk predictions: Another stalemate on the cards?

Cercle Brugge vs Genk Predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot Tip

Draw

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Cercle Brugge 1-1 Genk

💥 Both Teams to Score prediction

Yes

Key Stats

  • Five of the last seven meetings between these two clubs have ended in draws, and three of Cercle's last six league games have also ended all square. Genk haven't lost against their hosts since 2018 but have dropped points in three of their last four fixtures.
  • Cercle Brugge and Genk have already played out two 1-1 draws this season and we're predicting another one this weekend. Each of the hosts' last three draws have all ended in a scoreline of 1-1, while Genk's last stalemate also ended in the same scoreline.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net in six of the last seven league meetings between Cercle and Genk, while four of the hosts' last six outings in the First Division A have also seen both teams score.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Cercle the slight favourite

  • HOME: 6/4 (2.50) – 40%
  • DRAW: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%
  • AWAY: 33/20 (2.65) – 37.7%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Cercle Brugge are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 40%, but we can see Genk getting something out of this one.

Saturday's hosts picked up an impressive 1-1 draw at home to title-challengers Anderlecht last time out, while Genk lost 3-0 in their own backyard to Club Brugge.

For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market. You can back under 2.5 goals to be scored in this game at 13/10 (2.30) which has a probability of 43.5%, while a bet on over 2.5 goals is priced at 8/13 (1.62) with a probability of 61.9%.

Last five H2Hs: Genk dominate

Belgium First Division A 13/04/24

Genk

Genk

1
Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

1

Belgium First Division A 20/01/24

Genk

Genk

1
Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

1

Belgium First Division A 13/08/23

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

0
Genk

Genk

1

Belgium First Division A 17/03/23

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

1
Genk

Genk

1

Belgium First Division A 20/08/22

Genk

Genk

2
Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

1

Cercle Brugge don't have the best of records against Saturday's guests with Genk picking up 35 wins, 20 draws and only 12 losses from the duo's last 67 encounters in all competitions.

Team news and form guide

Cercle Brugge: One win in last six

The hosts could be without a trio of first-team players with Edgaras Utkus, Flavio Nazinho and Jordan Semedo all picking up injuries.

Predicted lineup: Warleson (GK), Popović, Daland, Siquet, Van der Bruggen, Lopes, Francis, Lemaréchal, Denkey, Somers & Efekele 

Europe Friendlies 20/07/24

L

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

1

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

0

Europe Friendlies 13/07/24

D

Monaco

Monaco

1

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

1

Europe Friendlies 06/07/24

W

AEK Larnaca

AEK Larnaca

2

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

3

Belgium First Division A 26/05/24

D

Club Brugge

Club Brugge

0

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

0

Belgium First Division A 19/05/24

L

Union Saint Gilloise

Union Saint Gilloise

2

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

1

Genk: Lost last two league games

Bryan Heynen, Yira Sor, Luca Oyen and Ouattara Mohammed look set to miss the trip to Brugge this weekend through injury.

Predicted lineup: Vandevoordt (GK), Kayembe, Cuesta, McKenzie, Sadick, El Ouahdi, Hrošovský, Ait El Hadj, El Khannouss, Galarza & Arokodare

Europe Friendlies 20/07/24

D

Lille

Lille

2

Genk

Genk

2

Europe Friendlies 17/07/24

L

Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles

2

Genk

Genk

1

Europe Friendlies 13/07/24

L

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

3

Genk

Genk

1

Europe Friendlies 10/07/24

W

PAOK Salonika

PAOK Salonika

1

Genk

Genk

3

Europe Friendlies 06/07/24

D

Charleroi

Charleroi

3

Genk

Genk

3

Player to watch – Kevin Denkey

Cercle Brugge striker Kevin Denkey is enjoying his best season in front of goal since turning professional.

kevin denkey player to watch
Cercle's Kevin Denkey celebrates after scoring during a soccer match against Gent – Photo by Icon Sport

The Togo international managed 11 goals in 38 league games for Cercle last season but this time around he has netted 25 times in 34 appearances, which has no doubt attracted the interest of some clubs from bigger European leagues.

Cercle Brugge's star striker has been in fantastic form this season

We can't think of another player to watch in this game than Denkey as the striker has been so consistent for his club this season and with four games still left to play, he should be aiming to finish on 30 goals.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things