Fiorentina vs GenkUEFA Europa League Conference, KO: 20:00 Nov 30, 2023, Stadio Artemio Franchi
Fiorentina welcome Genk to the Stadio Artemio Franchi for a Europa Conference League Group F fixture with both teams looking to maintain unbeaten records. The Italians are likely to have the extra firepower in front of their fans and should have the edge over their visitors.
Fiorentina have enjoyed a solid campaign in the Europa League so far as they are unbeaten after four matches. They are two points clear at the top of Group F and can secure a place in the knockout stage with a win on Thursday.
Having begun with back-to-back 2-2 draws with Genk and Ferencvaros, Fiorentina have now won their last two Conference League matches. They did the double over Cukaricki, claiming a 6-0 victory at the Artemio Franchi before edging a 1-0 win in the reverse fixture.
Fiorentina head into Thursday’s clash off the back of a 1-0 defeat at AC Milan in a Serie A fixture last weekend. However, despite that defeat, Vincenzo Italiano’s men will be feeling confident having won five of their last eight home matches across all competitions.
Genk are also unbeaten in this season’s Conference League, although unlike Fiorentina, they have been plagued by too many draws. They have claimed one win and played out three draws in their four Group F matches so far.
The Belgian side were held to a 1-1 draw at Ferencvaros in their previous Conference League fixture with Daniel Munoz getting the equaliser. That result is part of Genk’s erratic form lately as they have picked up just one win in their last three matches across all competitions.
Another problem for Genk is a poor record on their travels as they are winless in their last three away matches across all competitions. Wouter Vrancken’s men have suffered two defeats in that run and were beaten 1-0 at Standard Liege last weekend.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
The only previous meeting between Fiorentina and Genk was the reverse fixture in September which ended in a 2-2 draw.
Players to watch
Nicolas Gonzalez has been one of the standout players for Fiorentina this season and could be worth keeping an eye on. The striker was on target in La Viola’s previous home fixture and is priced at 11/8 by Unibet to find the net on Thursday.
Andi Zekiri is often the most lively attacker for Genk and could be the one to watch on Thursday. The forward is often a handful with his movement and pace and could be worth keeping an eye on to score anytime at 4/1 with Paddy Power.
Anything else catch the eye?
There were over 3.5 goals in the reverse fixture and a repeat is priced at 6/4 by BoyleSports. Over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 8/13 by Betfred while Coral is also offering 8/13 on both teams to score.
Fiorentina have scored in both halves in two of their last three home matches and a similar pattern is priced at 5/4 with BoyleSports. Given the minimal odds for a straight home victory, a win and over 2.5 goals could be considered for more value at 6/5 with bet365.
This UEFA Europa League Conference match between Fiorentina and Genk will be played on Nov 30, 2023 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Fiorentina vs Genk prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.