Preview: KRC Genk vs Olympiacos

Genk are playing Olympiakos at the Third qualifying round of Europa League on August 17 UTC.

Genk (also known as KRC Genk or Racing Genk) and Olympiakos (commonly referred to as Olmypiakos, Olympiacos, Olympiacos FC, Olympiakos Piraeus, Oλυμπιακός or Ολυμπιακός) meet again 6 days after the Third qualifying round match which Olympiakos won 1-0. Genk are approaching this clash after a victory over Cercle Brugge in First Division A last Sunday.

Olympiakos are approaching the match in a good mood as well after claiming a 1-0 win in Third qualifying round against Genk, however, Olympiakos have been performing poorly in defense lately as they have been conceding goals for 3 consecutive away matches now.

Recent Form:


Genk have won twice (0-1 against Cercle Brugge on 13th of August and 0-4 against RWDM on 30th of July), lost 3 times (1-0 against Olympiakos on 11th of August, 0-1 against Eupen on 5th of August and 2-2 against Servette on 3rd of August) and drew once (1-1 against Servette on 26th of July) in their most recent 6 matches.


Olympiakos have won 3 times (1-0 against Genk on 11th of August, 1-3 against Rangers on 27th of July and 2-1 against Slovacko on 8th of July), lost once (2-0 against Norwich City on 29th of July) and drew twice (1-1 against Sabah FK on 19th of July and 1-1 against FC Nordsjaelland on 14th of July) in their most recent 6 matches.

Team News:


Alieu Fadera (Knock), Bryan Heynen (Ankle Injury), Matías Galarza (Ankle Injury) and Mike Trésor (Biceps femoris muscle injury) won’t be playing for Genk boss Wouter Vrancken.


Olympiacos manager Diego Martínez has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Bandiougou Fadiga (Unknown Injury), Doron Leidner (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Ahmed Hassan (Knee Injury) will not be playing here. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Ahmed Hassan, Pêpê, Lazar Randjelovic, Garry Rodrigues, Pierre Kunde, Pape Abou Cissé, Aboubakar Kamara, Bandiougou Fadiga and Doron Leidner.

Head to Head and Key numbers:

  • Genk and Olympiakos have met twice since July 2018.
  • Genk have won once while Olympiakos have also won once.
  • The most recent match between them took place on August 11, 2023 at the Third qualifying round of Europa League where Olympiakos won 1-0.
  • Genk have scored 4 goals in these 2 head-to-head matches in total while Olympiakos have scored 1.

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