KRC Genk vs Dinamo ZagrebUEFA Europa League, KO: 20:00 Sep 30, 2021, Cegeka Arena
Genk will be aiming to make it two wins from two in the UEFA Europa League when they welcome Dinamo Zagreb to Cegeka Arena for their second Group H fixture. Led by the prolific Paul Onuachu, the Belgians have been strong going forward and should have too much for Dinamo.
Genk needed a late winner from Paul Onuachu to claim a 1-0 victory away at Rapid Vienna in their opening fixture in the Europa League. The contest looked to be heading for a stalemate before the Nigerian striker snatched all three points with a 92nd minute effort.
Following the victory in Vienna, Genk have gone on to win two of their last three matches. They head into Thursday’s clash off the back of a 3-0 victory over RFC Seraing in the Belgian First Division with Paul Onuachu scoring a hat-trick.
Genk have a solid home record and have claimed three wins and a draw from their last four matches at Cegeka Arena. They have also scored 10 goals in that run with manager John van den Brom favouring an attacking style of play.
Dinamo Zagreb were not at their best in their opening fixture as they were beaten 2-0 at home by West Ham. They offered little attacking threat and finished without a single attempt on target in the contest.
Damir Krznar's men reached the knockout stage of last season’s Europa League and will be keen for a repeat this term. They successfully bounced back from the defeat to West Ham with back-to-back 4-1 victories against Orijent and Slaven Koprovnica in the Croatian HNK.
Dinamo Zagreb’s recent record in the Europa League has been poor with three straight defeats stretching back to last season. They also struggle on their travels and have lost their last two away matches in the competition.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
This will be the first ever meeting between Genk and Dinamo Zagreb.
Players to watch
Paul Onuachu already has 11 goals across all competitions for Genk this season and scored the winner in the opening fixture against Rapid Vienna. The Nigerian striker is also coming off a hat-trick in his last domestic fixture and could be backed to find the net at 8/5 with bet365.
Mislav Orsic is often the man tasked with leading the attack for Dinamo Zagreb and was on target last time out in the Croatian HNK. The forward is priced at 7/2 by betfair to score anytime.
Anything else catch the eye?
There have been over 2.5 goals in Genk's last three matches and Thursday’s fixture could be set to follow a similar pattern at 10/11 with Paddy Power. The Belgians have also seen BTTS in two of their last three matches and a repeat could be on the cards at 8/11 with SBK.
Genk have scored in both halves in their last two matches and a similar outcome is priced at 9/4 with bet365.
This UEFA Europa League match between KRC Genk and Dinamo Zagreb will be played on Sep 30, 2021 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best KRC Genk vs Dinamo Zagreb prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.