Genk vs Olympiacos. Which team will advance to the next round?

On Thursday, August 17, the Crystal Arena will host the match between Genk and Olympiacos in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Genk vs Olympiacos


The minimum defeat in the first leg leaves Genk with chances to advance to the next qualifying stage before the second leg. Now the Belgian team will play at home and the support of local fans will be an important factor for the home team on this European Cup evening.

From the very first minutes of the match, Genk players need to go forward and try to score such an important return goal, so the hosts' coaching staff will surely motivate the team to play aggressively in attack. It will be interesting to see if the Belgian team can handle the pressure in this match.


Olympiacos completed the minimum goal in the first match of the third round of the Europa League qualification, managing to keep the minimum winning score. Now it is enough for the Greeks not to lose in the return battle in order to get the right to play in the next round of selection and continue playing in the tournament.

The Greek team has a good and disciplined defense, and it is a solid defense game that can help the guests achieve a positive result. In addition, Olympiacos will certainly try to create threats in attack and will want to take advantage of the opponent's weaknesses.

Genk vs Olympiacos

Genk vs Olympiacos facts

  • In the first leg of the third round of Europa League qualification, Olympiacos defeated Genk 1-0;
  • In recent years, the teams have played each other only once: in 2018, Genk defeated Olympiacos 4-0 in a friendly match;
  • On average, in four out of ten matches involving Olympiacos, a bet on overtime comes in (2.5) 1.90;
  • On average, in five out of ten matches involving Genk, the bet on "both teams to score" comes in 1.82.

Odds from download 1xbet

A very well-known betting company among European football fans, 1xbet offers its customers the following odds for this return match of the third round of the Europa League qualification: you can bet on Genk for 1.80, on a draw for 3.80, and on Olympiacos for 4.30.. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

In this confrontation, nothing is still clear, despite the minimal victory of Olympiacos in the first meeting. Genk is quite capable of bouncing back in the second leg, especially considering the home field factor for the Belgian team. The guests also certainly understand that one goal scored will not be enough for them to pass to the next round of the Europa League qualification. A working option for prediction will be a bet on "both teams to score" for 1.82.

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