Salzburg vs Genk – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips – 17.09.2019

Salzburg vs Genk - Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips - 17.09.2019

Despite winning a sixth consecutive Austrian title last term, Salzburg host Genk in what is their first Champions League (CL) group stage match since 1994/95. However they have been regulars in the Europa League and CL qualifying, and can boast an active 18-game unbeaten European home run (W14, D4), and an unbeaten historical home record versus Belgium clubs in continental competition (W4, D2).
Dominant domestically, Salzburg’s 100% record in league football this season remains intact (W7), with the Austrian champions winning at half-time in every game so far, and netting a stunning average of 5.25 goals per home league match.
Four-time Belgium champions Genk are up against it here, and their task seems even harder considering they’ve never won a CL group stage match (D7, L5), with each of their last two away games in this tournament being defeats ‘to nil’ by at least a five-goal margin.
One glimmer of hope is that they’ve scored in their last eight away games (in all competitions), although both teams scored in six. In fact with goals in both halves in all four away league games they’ve played this term (W1, D1, L2), this match could have action from the get-go.
Players to watch: Erling Braut Håland (SAL) has scored 11 goals across his last six league games – but only opened the scoring once.
New Genk signing Paul Onuachu scored on his first start last time out, and has been his side’s first goalscorer in the last three matches he’s found the net.
Stat attack: Salzburg’s last three home games have featured a total of eight goals after the 75th minute.
Genk have netted in 29 of their last 30 European fixtures, and all four previous fixtures against Austrian opposition (W1, D2, L1).
The opener has been scored by the 31st minute in seven of Salzburg’s eight competitive games this season.

Champions League – Group Stage – Round 1
Salzburg vs Genk
Kick-off: September 17, 20:00
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: [email protected]BWIN