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Match 1 round group stage of the Champions League Rapid Vienna – Genk held on Thursday September 15 at 20:00 (Moscow time) at the stadium Allianz Stadion. This is a meeting of teams from group F, for which the result of the draw also put Athletic Bilbao and Sassuolo. In a particular match in Vienna Rapid favorite with chances to win about 55%. But in general, all the teams have similar opportunities in the struggle for an exit in the playoffs.
Rapid last season played very well in the group stage of the Europa League, and in company with Villarreal, Victoria Pilsen and Dynamo Minsk scored five wins in six games, losing only once. He walked confidently into the playoffs, but lost the first opponent – Valencia with a total score of 0:10. This season, the Austrians on the way to the group stage have passed Torpedo Zhodino and Slovak Trencin. It is worth noting that three of the four games against these opponents Rapid did not miss a single goal. On the other hand, the game against Genk he comes with a series of four official games without a win – three draws and one defeat. Including Saturday he played a 1: 1 Sturm Graz within the Austrian championship. But at home after three victories with a total score of 12: 0 Rapid did not score a single goal in the next two matches, losing 0: 2 Trencin and played 0: 0 with Salzburg.
Genk last played in the Europa League in the 2013/14 season. Then, in the group with Dynamo Kiev, Thun and, incidentally, Rapid Vienna, he scored 14 points, not suffered a single defeat. And 1/16 Belgians conceded Anzhi Makhachkala – a draw 0:0 on the road and defeat 0:2 at home. This season on the way to a group Genk tournament was Buducnost, Cork City and Locomotives, winning four and losing only once.
For the game against Genk suitable Rapid after the defeat in the championship of Belgium Standard de Liège with the score 0:2. Before that, he had not lost five official matches in a row and scored three victories in a row. But at the exit Genk won only one of four previous matches in all competitions, twice staying without goals scored.
In 2013, when Rapid and Genk played in the same group, they have twice played with each other in a draw – 1:1 in Belgium and 2:2 in Austria. In both cases, the account is opened Genk. Now tense struggle must defeat Rapid, although it would need to score at least two goals. Predictions for the match Rapid Vienna – Genk (Europa League, group stage, Round 1, September 15): Rapid will win 2:1; both teams will score.