Liverpool v KRC Genk Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Champions League Liverpool v K.R.C. Genk

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Monday, November 4, 2019


Anfield

Punter's Pick

Liverpool have conceded in every home game so far this season (although they have won all of those games), and with Genk’s lively attack both sides to score at a generous looking 6/5 with Bet365 should be seriously considered. It may be a case of how many the Reds win by, with a Genk draw with a +3 goal handicap at 10/3, again with Bet365, could prove to be an intriguing punt.

Champions League holders Liverpool take on a struggling Genk side on Tuesday night as they look to take another step into the knockout stages.

Reds keep finding away

Since these two sides last met in an ultimately comfortable 4-1 away win for the defending champions, the Reds have shown all their resilience to win three games in a row, coming from behind each time to find a way to win. A 2-1 win over Spurs after going down to a Harry Kane strike inside 60 seconds showed all their battling qualities, as they overwhelmed last season’s finalists inside a fervent atmosphere at Anfield.

Not content with that, an experimental lineup came from 3-1, 4-2 and 5-4 down against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup to triumph on penalties after hauling themselves back to 5-5 with a 94th minute equalizer. Three days later they were at it again, as they overcame Aston Villa 2-1 after trailing 1-0 until the 87th minute. These types of performances will surely be prey on the mind of the opposition and at some stage become deflating, with seemingly no lead safe against the Reds as they continue to find ways to win from tough situations.

Visitors making little headway in Champions League or domestically

Tuesday’s visitors to Anfield have endured a tough Champions League and Belgium First Division campaign to date, with little prospect of success in either competition. Currently bottom of Group E with just one point, third place and a route into the Europa League looks like a tall order at the moment. Given they have failed to win a group stage game in their previous fifteen matches, a trip to Anfield is probably the last thing on their wishlist.

Domestically they are faring little better, currently sitting in eighth placed after two defeats in their last three fixtures, including going down 2-0 away at lowly KAS Eupen at the weekend. Currently sitting seven points outside the Champions League spaces approaching the halfway point in their domestic league, Genk face a tall order to be back at the top table of European competition next season.

Team News

Liverpool must decide whether to recall Fabinho after the Brazilian midfielder was tactically rested for the win at Aston Villa to avoid a possible fifth yellow card of the season and a suspension for the crunch clash against Manchester City on the weekend. Jordan Henderson may be rested, given Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a chance to start after his impressive two goal showing in the away fixture against Genk. Manager Jurgen Klopp may also look to rest other key personnel with the game against City in mind, giving the likes of Naby Keita and Divock Origi a chance to press their claims again for more regular action.

Routine win for Reds

Given Genk’s dreadful record in the competition, and the fact Liverpool are undefeated at home in European competition in their last 23 games, it is difficult to make a case for anything other than a routine home win. Despite switching off in their previous home game against Red Bull Salzburg, squandering a 3-0 goal lead and almost paying the price, a repeat performance is unlikely as Klopp’s team begin to hit their stride. It is likely to be a case of damage limitation for the visitors as they face a wave of attack after attack at Anfield.

Punter's Pick

Liverpool have conceded in every home game so far this season (although they have won all of those games), and with Genk’s lively attack both sides to score at a generous looking 6/5 with Bet365 should be seriously considered. It may be a case of how many the Reds win by, with a Genk draw with a +3 goal handicap at 10/3, again with Bet365, could prove to be an intriguing punt.

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