Preview: Genk vs. Gent – Fight for Europa Conference League Qualification

KRC Genk are gearing up to take on KAA Gent in a crucial Belgian Pro League showdown this Sunday, with both teams vying for a spot in the Europa Conference League next season.

Genk, who finished fifth in the championship playoff group, will be looking to secure a victory on home turf at the Cegeka Arena. However, Gent, who topped the seventh to 12th-placed playoff stage, will be eager to clinch the win and earn their ticket to the UEFA competition.

The hosts have had a disappointing season compared to their previous campaign, with interim manager Domenico Olivieri at the helm. On the other hand, Gent, under the guidance of Hein Vanhaezebrouck, have been in good form, winning nine of their last 11 domestic fixtures.

In terms of team news, Genk will be without Luca Oyen and Zakaria El Ouahdi, while Bryan Heynen and Aziz Mohammed are doubtful for the clash. Gent, on the other hand, have no confirmed injury absentees but may have concerns over Franck Surdez and Tibe De Vlieger.

With so much riding on the outcome of this match, both teams will be giving it their all to secure a crucial victory. Will Gent continue their winning streak, or will Genk rise to the occasion? Only time will tell.