2021-22 UEFA Champions League qualifying continues on Tuesday with Belgian squad Racing Genk hosting FC Shakhtar Donetsk of the Ukrainian Premier League. Both teams reached this stage thanks to finishing in second place in their respective domestic leagues last year. Shakhtar didn't win its league title for the first time in five years, while Genk finished fourth during the Belgian First Division A regular season, but was the runner-up in the league's playoffs. You can stream the match on Paramount+.
Kick-off for Genk vs. FC Shakhtar is set for 2 p.m. ET from Luminus Arena, the home grounds of Genk. FC Shakhtar is the +120 money-line favorite (risk $100 to win $120) in the latest Genk vs.FC Shakhtar odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 2.5 goals. Tuesday's match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Genk vs. FC Shakhtar
- Date: Tuesday, August 3
- Time: 2 p.m. ET
- Streaming: Paramount+
Champions League picks for FC Shakhtar vs. Genk
Before you tune in to Tuesday's Champions League qualifier, you need to see the UEFA Champions League picks from European soccer insider Martin Green. After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
For Genk vs. FC Shakhtar, Green is backing Shakhtar to win at +120 odds. The team didn't take its second-place finish last season lightly after winning the previous four league titles. Shakhtar responded by splurging on numerous new arrivals and the results have been promising. The squad has outscored its competition 5-1 thru two league games, including a dominant 3-0 away victory versus FC Lviv, getting revenge for Lviv edging Shakhtar 3-2 last season.
Genk's success hinges on Paul Onuachu, who led the Belgian First Division in scoring last year en route to being named the Belgian Professional Footballer of the Year. However, the 6-foot-7 Nigerian hasn't looked the same in the early part of the 2021-22 season. He was subbed in the team's opening game and then didn't get off the bench in the second game, neither of which was won by Genk. The defense of Genk isn't strong enough to keep the squad competitive, so Onuachu's lack of form takes away its best shot of winning this game.
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