Match Preview: Genk 0-0 Napoli Prediction and Betting Tips | Champions League

Genk – Napoli betting tips for today, October 2, 2019

Kick-off: 17:55 Genk – Napoli
Football: Champions League – Group Stage – Round 2
Tip: Away Win
Odds: 1.45
Bookmaker: 1xbet
Match Result: 0:0 LOST

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Back in the Champions League (CL), Genk were handed a 6-2 hammering on matchday one by Salzburg, making it four defeats in their last six CL fixtures (D2, L4). However, they have been stubborn at home, managing five draws in six CL group phase home games (D5, L1) including four in a row.
Goals are also coming at a premium, with each of Genk’s six previous CL group phase home matches producing under 2.5 total match goals – three of those finished 1-1. In turn, four of Genk’s five CL home results (wins/losses) have come via a single-goal margin, qualifying included.
Napoli’s 2-0 win over Liverpool on matchday one was just their fifth in 15 CL group stage matches (W5, D3, L7). All those wins came at home, with Napoli winless in seven road trips for CL group stage games (D2, L5). Four of the five defeats in that sequence came via a single-goal margin, with Napoli conceding over 1.5 match goals in five of those seven.
Additionally, Napoli have lost on two of their three trips to Belgium (W1, L2). Regardless, this season’s three competitive away fixtures for Napoli have produced 19 total match goals, aggregating over 4.5 every time. Additionally, at least one side scored exactly four goals in each of those three away games.
Players to watch: Genk’s Ianis Hagi has three competitive goals this season, all coming in the second-half and two via penalties, while Napoli’s Dries Mertens has scored five of his last six CL goals in the second-half, including his strike against Liverpool.
Stat attack: Genk are yet to win a CL group phase encounter (D7, L6).
Three of Napoli’s last four CL away defeats have come by a 2-1 scoreline.
Including qualifiers, both sides have scored in 11 of Napoli’s last 14 CL away games.