In Belgium, the Jupiler League takes place on the 21st day of the week. On Tuesday, the match between Genk and Kortrijk will be held. Above all Genk depends on his expectations in the league, but has been able to achieve good results. Kortrijk, on the other hand, has long been waiting for something countable.
In the Jupiler League, Genk is currently only eighth. The club will be able to compete for a European league qualifying place at the end of the main round together with eight other clubs. Then one of the seats one to six, because then the chance for the international business in the next season would be much higher. For the first six go into the championship round. However, you have to be at least third to get an Europaplatz. The fourth of six will then be playing again the last European League qualifying place against the winner from the Europa League group, against one of the teams on the ranks seven to fifteen – something complicates the situation in Belgium. In any case, Genk has a four-point gap to the sixth place, but also a catch-up in the backhand. With a victory, Genk had gone to the winter break, with a victory, the team started in the rest of the Jupiler League season. And that was especially so, because the 1: 0 away at Eupen on Saturday was the only second victory in the tenth away game – two draws, six defeats. In the first competitive game of the year, Genk won a 1-1 draw at Oostende in the semi-final first leg of the Belgian Cup, which is a good starting point for the return leg. At home, Genk is on the road with a 7-2-2 record.
Kortrijk has gone off with a defeat in the winter break and has also started with a break into the new year. They have to go a little further, because for Kortrijk the 2: 3 against Zulte Waregem on Saturday was already the seventh competitive game in a row. By this negative series, Kortrijk fell back to eleventh place. Worries about a possible descent have not yet to be made in the club, because in Belgium only the last off and on the Kortrijk still has nine points ahead. However, Kortrijk has certainly lost a place among the top six thanks to defeats. The backlog to sixth place is eleven points. At least a few points from the last games and you could knock again up. Now Kortrijk just wants to finish his horror run. And this would already be enough for a counter. However, Kortrijk lost the last three games with 0: 3, 1: 5 and 1: 4. The last time in Genk won Kortrijk on 03.05.2009. Since then, Kortrijk have not won any of the last eight away games in Genk. The last five away meetings in Genk have lost all Kortrijk, not a single goal.