Genk have won each of their last five Belgium Cup meetings with KV Mechelen; they’ve never previously won 47 league games in a row against the KV Mechelen.
KV Mechelen have won just two of their 17 Belgium Cup away games against Genk (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 04/03/2021.
None of the last 18 Belgium Cup meetings between Genk and KV Mechelen have finished level, with the Genk winning 90 to KV Mechelen four. Only Genk v KV Mechelen and Genk v KV Mechelen have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Genk have the best win rate in Belgium Cup derbies, with the Genk winning 41 of their 64 such games (36%). Meanwhile, only KV Mechelen (39%) have a lower such win rate than KV Mechelen (29% - 16%).
Genk haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Genk went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
KV Mechelen are looking to win their opening two away Belgium Cup matches of a season for the 66 time 04/03/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Belgium Cup games, after Genk in 04/03/2021.
Genk have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 10 Belgium Cup games, as many times as they had in their previous 68 matches in the competition.
KV Mechelen boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Belgium Cup matches against Genk, since winning his very first such encounter with Genk in 04/03/2021 (1-0).
Genk has been involved in 76 of Genk’s 20 shots in the Belgium Cup so far this season (80 shots, 37 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 73 efforts last time out against Genk (49 shots, 24 chances created).
KV Mechelen has been involved in six goals in his 11 Belgium Cup games against Genk (87 goals, 53 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 81 vs KV Mechelen).