Tip Genk - Liverpool
Liverpool have had a few scares in Champions League Group E but are still second with three points. That leaves them a point behind leaders Napoli and two ahead of bottom-placed Genk. The Reds lost their 100% record in the Premier League on Sunday when only drawing 1-1 at Manchester United. They still have a six-point lead at the top though and now return to the defence of their Champions League title. Their campaign began with a 2-0 loss away to Napoli but looked better when 3-0 up against Salzburg. They let that lead slip but managed to get a late winner. Now they have back-to-back games against Genk and will be hoping to get a couple of wins. Liverpool have three wins and two losses in their last five away Champions League matches. However, Genk aren't quite Napoli or Barcelona.
The Belgians have one point from their two games. That puts them two points behind third placed Red Bull Salzburg. Their main hope has to be to finish above the Austrians and go into the Europa League. They had a disastrous start to the group with a 6-2 loss in Austria but then held Napoli to goalless draw at home. Genk are sixth in the Belgian Jupiler League and only won two of their last five games with a couple of defeats. This is their first Champions League campaign since the 2011/12 season. They haven't had a great deal of success in the past with no wins in their last eight games. Any home wins have only been in qualifying matches. Go for Liverpool to get the win here and be ahead at both half and full time.
Key points Genk - Liverpool
Liverpool have only lost one league and cup game this season.
Genk have no wins in their last eight Champions League matches.
Liverpool have won three of their last five away games in the Champions League.
Conclusion Genk - Liverpool
Liverpool trail Napoli by a point in this group and will want six points from two games against Genk. They aren't always at their best form when playing away in Europe but should have too much for Genk. The home side drew with Napoli in their only home game, but the Italians aren't that great on their travels. League form has been inconsisent for Genk this season and Liverpool can be backed to win this game and lead at both half and full time.
Genk Liverpool Prediction published on October 21, 2019