Champions League Betting, Genk-Partizan

There’re qualifiers and I see it as a warming-up games for the new season. It’s always hard to find some info for the teams from non-English speaking areas, so I will give my insight for this game hoping it might be useful to someone.

Genk – Partizan

Genk are Belgium champions and it says a lot. They play much better at home where they actually won the title beating competition. However, it’s summer vacation time and they probably won’t have stadium packed. They sold a goalie to Chelsea and he was one of two best players. His replacement is far from that level. Genk’s game is very fast and they’re attacking minded. They don't have too much international experience, differently from the visitors.

Our neighbours (their stadium is few hundred meters from Zvezda’s) made some, in my opinion strange moves on the transfer market. They sold almost entire team and brought a bunch of new players. Goalie is the same, but whole defence line is new. Instead top-class Savic (Man City lived their reputation by paying him way too much), skipper and heart of the team Krstajic and both side backs are four new faces. Ivanov, Bulgarian international looks very slow. Rnic came just few days ago. Right-back Rankovic experienced player, but his natural role is defensive midfielder and will play right-back. The strongest link is left-back Volkov. His only bad side is he’s too attacking minded. Defence line is far worst line of the team. Defensive mid Kamara is key on the midfield, Babovic could be good, but Vukic and Ilic are too old and too slow. Attacking duo is consisted of usually harmless Scepovic and top-class Brazilian Eduardo. He’s a great target man and lethal finisher. His striking force and Genk’s not so good goalie will be their best chance.

Stanojevic (Partizan’s coach) is about to do something very strange (considering some info that appeared) and set attacking side. It could easily turn this game in the goal fiesta. In my honest opinion Genk are the favourites and there’s decent possibility of goals. Pinnacle offers 2.05 for over 2.5 and I’ll take it with the smile.
Bet: over 2.5
Odd: 2.05 Pinnacle
Stake: 7/10

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