Conference League – Round 1
Stadium: Cegeka Arena (Genk)
Prediction for the Conference League Genk vs Fiorentina match which will take place on September 21st. Who will turn out to be stronger? Check the team conditions! Several betting options are available.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Genk was one of the biggest losers in European football at the end of last season. They were supposed to be the winners of the national championship. However, in the final round, they allowed Antwerp to balance in the 94th minute - 2:2, which gave the title to their opponents and a ticket to the playoff round of the Champions League. Genk went to the continent's most important club tournament from the second round, where they lost to Servette - 1:1 and 2:3. The qualification for the Europa League ended in failure, where the Belgians lost to Olympiacos - 0:1 and 1:1. However, they beat Adana Demirspor 2:1 and 1:1, which means that Wouter Vrancken's team will now play in the Conference League.
Fiorentina is another team that knows what it is like to miss out on trophies. Last season, Fiorentina reached two finals: the Italian Cup, where they beat Inter 1:0 but lost 2:1, and the Conference League final, where Vincenzo Italiano's wards conceded a 90th-minute goal to lose 2:1 to West Ham. They have two wins in Serie A once they have drawn and lost. In the qualifiers for the Conference League, they barely got past Rapid - 0:1 and 2:0.
Expert Betting Tips
Genk has suffered one setback after another in recent times. First, they disappointingly missed out on the national championship. They failed to qualify for the Champions League. They could not qualify for the group stage of the Europa League, and then they only got into the Conference League after a penalty shootout against a modest Adana Demirspor. Now they will face the more classy and well-trained Vincenzo Italiano's team, who played excellently in the group a year ago and then reached the final of the Conference League, which they will try to do now.
Fiorentina misses a lot, but it is fascinating to observe their matches now. In just six official games this season, they scored 21 goals (an average of 3.50 per game). It is unlikely that Genk will decide to play a defensive game at home so we can expect a high performance.