Shakhtar Donetsk vs Genk, August 10, 2021 Match Prediction
August 10, 2021 11:00 pm
Date: August 10th, 2021
Venue: Olympic Stadium, Kiev
With a place in the final round of the Champions League qualification at stake, both Shakhtar Donetsk and Genk will fancy their chances heading into the second leg in Ukraine.
The tie is evenly poised following a pulsating first leg that saw Genk take the lead, but Shakhtar hit back with two second half goals to pinch the initiative.
Shakhtar Donetsk (2) vs Genk (1) Match Prediction
It has been the perfect start to the season for Shakhtar Donetsk who were disappointing both domestically and in Europe last term.
They find themselves second in the Ukrainian Premier League, with two wins from their opening two games and their comeback win in Belgium last week was hugely impressive.
Anatoliy Trubin is an exciting young prospect in goal for Shakhtar with central defender Marlon Santos highly regarded across many of Europe’s top clubs.
Marcos Antônio is a combative defensive midfielder that looks to break down attacks at every opportunity with Tetê, a hugely talented midfielder, in front of him.
Leading the line will be Lassina Traoré, who will be looking to use his pace and power to trouble the Genk defence.
Following their second-place finish in the Belgium domestic league last season there has been a sense of optimism around Genk heading into the new year.
Things haven’t manifested that way since, with Genk yet to pick up a win in the Belgian league this term and they were outdone by Skakhtar last week.
Maarten Vandevoordt looks to be an excellent young goalkeeper and he will have to be at his best to keep out Shakhtar Donetsk in this one.
Mujaid Sadick is a Spanish defender with a bright future ahead of him while Bryan Heynen will be sitting in front of him to put out any attacks.
Slovakian Patrik Hrošovský is an experienced campaigner and he will be looking to provide some creativity.
Nigerian Paul Onuachu has plenty of admirers across Europe. He opened the scoring last week and he could be one to watch out for again in this one.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Genk Match Odds
Shakhtar Donetsk – $1.7
Genk – $3.8
Draw – $4
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Genk Best Bets
|Lassina Traore to score anytime||$3.5|
|Both teams to score in the match – NO||$1.95|
|Under 2.5 goals in the game||$2|
|Shakhtar Donetsk to win the match||$1.7|
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Genk – Match Prediction
Shakhtar Donetsk are a solid outfit, and they will be desperate to get themselves back into the upper echelons of European football.
Genk are well organised and will certainly make this difficult for the Ukrainian side, but Shakhtar are strong at home, and they should get the job done here.
Predicted Result: Shakhtar Donetsk to win the match – $1.7.
Predicted Correct Score: Shakhtar Donetsk 1 – 0 Genk – $8.5