Genk vs FerencvarosUEFA Europa League Conference, KO: 20:00 Oct 26, 2023, Cegeka Arena
Genk and Ferencvaros clash in Group F of the Europa Conference League with both teams still unbeaten after two matches. Both defences have shipped in plenty of goals in recent times, which means a high scoring encounter could be on the cards on Thursday.
Genk will be aiming to maintain their unbeaten record in the Europa Conference League after picking up a win and a draw from their opening two Group F matches. They began with a 2-2 home draw with Fiorentina before picking up a 2-1 victory with Cukaricki in their previous fixture.
The Belgians are looking solid at the moment and head into Thursday’s clash unbeaten in their last 14 matches across all competitions. Wouter Vrancken’s men picked up a 4-0 victory over Mechelen in a Jupiler Pro League fixture last weekend.
While the goals appear to be flying in up front, Genk have struggled to maintain their discipline at the other end of the pitch. They have kept just one clean sheet in their last six home matches across all competitions, conceding 10 times in that run.
Ferencvaros will be pleased with their start to the Conference League as they are yet to taste defeat after two matches. They made a solid start to the campaign, claiming a 3-1 victory over Cukaricki before throwing away a two goal lead in a 2-2 draw with Fiorentina last time out.
Like Genk, Ferencvaros’ good form is not just limited to the Conference League as they are unbeaten in their last 13 matches across all competitions. Dejan Stankovic’s men picked up a 2-1 victory at Diosgyor in a domestic fixture last weekend.
Another similarity between Genk and Ferencvaros is that the Hungarians have also struggled to keep things tight at the back. They are without a clean sheet in their last four matches across all competitions and have already conceded three times in two Conference League fixtures.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
There has been only one previous meeting between Genk and Ferencvaros with the Belgians claiming a 2-1 victory in a friendly back in 2020.
Players to watch
Andi Zeqiri could be worth keeping an eye on for Genk as he is often a handful for opposing defenders with his pace and movement. The attacker was on target in the last Conference League home fixture and is priced at 21/10 by Paddy Power to find the net on Thursday.
Barnabas Varga continues to impress for Ferencvaros and has scored in four of the last six matches. The forward also has two goals in the Conference League and is priced at 9/4 by bet365 to find the net on Thursday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Genk have seen over 3.5 goals in their last four matches across all competitions and could be set for a similar outcome at 15/8 with Paddy Power. Over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 8/11 by William Hill, who is also offering 8/11 on both teams to score.
The Belgians have scored in both halves in three of their last four home matches and could be set for a repeat at 6/4 with BoyleSports.
This UEFA Europa League Conference match between Genk and Ferencvaros will be played on Oct 26, 2023 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Genk vs Ferencvaros prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.