The spotlight is on Genk and West Ham when they go toe-to-toe at Luminus Arena, for an exciting match on Thursday. It is one of 16 matches in round 4 of the Europa League group stages with a lot riding on the outcome.
Genk average 2.1 goals per 90 minutes at present in the Europa League, while also conceding an average of 2.1 goals a game. Playing with such attacking verve at present, they could prove a handful when going up against favourites The Hammers on Thursday.
West Ham scored an acceptable 2.1 times per game in most Europa League matches. They have been prolific in defence, though, with only 0.9 goals conceded. This defensive strength could swing the result in their favour, when squaring up to Genk this coming Thursday.
West Ham rank among the teams who might make it all the way through to the final in Europa League. Getting through the group should offer no challenges, and they will be eager to claim first place.
Genk vs West Ham stats and analysis
At the time of writing, we were able to look up following odds with the bookmakers on this encounter. A win for Genk pays out at 3.60, the best prize for a draw is 3.50, whereas an away win for The Hammers returns you odds 2.00.
Genk go into round 4 of the Europa League on 3 points meaning, they need to chase a positive outcome. A win will definitely keep them in with a chance of reaching the next stage. With a bit of luck, a draw might do the trick as well, while a defeat at this stage could prove very costly.
West Ham arrive at this 4th match of the Europa League group stages in trailblazing shape. Their first three encounters brought three wins, leaving them in a great position to go all-in on remaining on maximum points. Qualifying to the next round should be a mere formality now, but first place is of course worth fighting for.
According to the bookmakers, West Ham are favourites to win. If one is in favour of the away win, the odds are currently at 2.00 on the visitors. This means the bookies predict, they are in with a 50% chance of beating Genk. Placing your bet on Genk, the best price at the time of writing lies at 3.60.
Stats and facts for Genk and West Ham.
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Genk's last 5 of 7 matches.
- West Ham has won the last 3 matches in a row;
- West Ham scored in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in West Ham's last 4 of 6 matches;
- West Ham scored the last 6 matches in a row when playing away.
Lineup Genk vs West Ham
Current form — Genk v. West Ham
Genk suffered a couple of disappointments in their last 3 matches, as they were run over by West Ham in a 3-0 defeat. Gent also proved too hard to handle, as they won 3-0, before Genk were able to strike back last time out in a 6-2 win against Zulte Waregem.
West Ham look in good shape before their upcoming match as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last 3 matches, they first beat Tottenham by 1-0 before drawing 0-0 with Manchester City. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Aston Villa by a 1-4 scoreline.
Genk v. West Ham — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other, The Hammers came away as winners back in October 2021 in a match in the Europa League. Genk head into their upcoming match against West Ham with a 0% winning record in recent Europa League meetings. In 1 encounter, that amounts to a 0-0-1 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 100%.
Full Time betting
At the time of writing, we were able to look up following odds with the bookmakers on this encounter. A win for Genk pays out at 3.60, the best prize for a draw is 3.50, whereas an away win for West Ham returns you odds 2.00.
Primary goal getter
Genk are banking on Ike Ugbo to bring his A-game to the table as he has in recent games in which, he claimed 3 goals in 6 outings. With Jarrod Bowen on 3 goals in the last 6 matches, he has delivered the goods for The Hammers, who will be hoping he can add to his total.