Genk – Slavia Praha
Genk faces Slavia Praha in a second leg from the 1/16-finals of Europa League. Let’s take a look a this fixture on Belgian soil tomorrow night.
After a 0-0 draw in the first leg in Prague, everything is still wide open for these two sides. Both teams had some chances to score in the first game, but 90 minutes was not enough for them to do so. Now let’s see what’s going to happen in round 2.
How are these two teams performing in their domestic leagues?
In the Belgian First Division A Genk are doing more than good. They are currently leaders during the regular season, being on the top of the standings with 8 points advantage in front of the 2nd Club Brugge. So far Genk have won 17 of their 26 matches, but in the previous round they conceded a 1-3 defeat during the visit to Club Brugge.
Meanwhile Slavia Praha are also leaders in their domestic league. Slavia are first in the Czech Liga, having 52 points and 3 points advantage in front of the 2nd Viktoria Pilzen. But just like Genk, Slavia lost their last game in the league, being beaten with 0-2 by Viktoria Pilzen. Before this loss, Slavia enjoyed four consecutive wins in the Czech Liga, showing their strenght.
The Slovakian midfielder Miroslav Stoch is the big figure in Slavia Praha’s team. The former Fenerbahce star have scored 11 goals in the Czech Liga from the beginning of the season – more than any other player in the squad, including the strikers. Stoch is a player of high quality, so Genk should be very careful about him tomorrow night.
That’s what we had to say about the Europa League fixture between Genk and Slavia Praha on Thursday night. Good luck!