Defending Champions Travel to Belgium

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    Defending Champions Travel to Belgium
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    There are 8 games to look forward to in the Champions League on Wednesday night. one of which takes place in Belgium as Genk welcome Liverpool to the Luminus Arena. This will be a big occasion for the home team as they host the defending European champions. Can they cause an upset or will Liverpool come away with maximum points?

    As things stand in the group, Genk find themselves sitting bottom of the table with just 1 point from their 2 games. They started the group with an away match at Red Bull Salzburg and things could not have got off to a worse start. Genk Conceded 5 goals in the first half of the match in what was a very disappointing performance. They pulled a goal back in the second half to make it 5-2 but conceded a sixth goal to eventually lose the game 6-2.

    That result placed Genk immediately on the back foot and their next match was a tricky home game against Napoli. Genk were clearly concerned about conceding goals having allowed 6 in the first match of the group and produced a better defensive display. The game ended 0-0 and Genk we're pleased to take a point from the match.

    Trends show Genk have failed to win any of their last 8 Champions League games. However, they are undefeated in their last 6 Champions League matches at home, drawing each of their last 4. they have held Valencia, Chelsea, Bayer Leverkusen and Napoli.

    Liverpool make the short journey to Belgium with 3 points to their name from 2 games played. They started the defence of their Champions League title with perhaps their most difficult game of this group away to Napoli. It looked like the match was going to end goalless but Napoli won a penalty late on to open the scoring and added a second to win the match 2-0.

    Liverpool then played host to Red Bull Salzburg in a match they were expected to win comfortably. Despite opening a 3-0 lead, Red Bull Salzburg came back strongly in the second half to level the score. However, Liverpool scored the decisive goal in the 69th minute to win the game.

    Trends show Liverpool have won only 2 of their last 9 away Champions League matches, Including each of the last 2 at Napoli and Barcelona.

    Team news and Genk Could be without two players for this game as Neto Borges and Danny Vukovic are both struggling with injury, with the latter definitely out until January.

    Liverpool are without the injured duo of Xherdan Shaqiri and Nathaniel Clyne. Mohamed Salah Is struggling with an ankle problem and could miss the game.

    This is a match Liverpool are expected to win but Genk have the ability at home to make it difficult for the opposition. Liverpool should come away with the win but it may be by the margin of just a single goal.

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