Genk was completely outplayed in the first round on the road to Salzburg in a 6:2 loss two weeks ago.
They have conceded five goals already in the first halftime (with one conceded too) and a catastrophe looked like smiling on them. However, the second halftime had a slightly weaker tempo which suited them.
As for the Jupiler League, they come from a 3:3 draw match away to St Truiden, completely collapsing in the last thirty minutes of the game.
They had a 3:0 lead after sixty minutes, without an impressive performance, while they couldn’t hold the opponent in the last phase of a match where they didn’t actually look dominant nor impressive.
Goalkeeper Vukovic (1/0) is out injured, while the hosts have midfielder Ndongala (4/0) as doubtful for the moment.
Napoli surprised a bit in a 2:0 victory at home against Liverpool and made a crucial step now towards progressing further to the knockout phase.
They limited the opponent for the most of the game with the number of their chances created, waiting for their chance which came in the last phase of the game and sealed the three-pointer thanks to goals from Mertens (penalty kick) and Llorente in the added time.
As for the Serie A, they had a recent home loss to Cagliari but bounced back well with a 2:1 win over Brescia last Sunday.
Defender Hysaj (2/0) shouldn’t be participating here, as well as another defender Maksimovic (4/0).
After beating Liverpool at home, Napoli surely comes here for another three-pointer and impressive performance, as the first round’s result wouldn’t mean much in case of a setback here.
Genk already showed against Salzburg that this level seems to be too much for them. However, I don’t see them defending much against Napoli at home either. Goals look very likely too, combined with more than expected away victory.