It’s not how it looks honest! Okay, it does. I’ve jumped on the band wagon. Flavour of the month in the Limburges region where a young Danish striker has helped hugely in the past couple of matches for De Smurfen. Marcus Ingvartsen has proved an inspired signing right this second and may continue his form this weekend.
At 21 he moved from Nordsjaelland in his native country and in all honesty, if it wasn’t for the last couple of key performances, he wouldn’t be spoken about right now. I won’t lie. But he deserves recognition in a struggling side who are now under 24/7 surveillance by the looks of things as the Luminous Arena turns into the Big Brother house!
However, Marcus has only completed three 90 minute matches in the league this season, but then again there is a fight for those attacking places. Siebe Schrijvers, Mbwanna Samatta, and he may well have gotten his chance through luck with Leandro Trossard and Nikos Karelis out injured. But in all fairness he has been taking his chance with both hands.
He did come with a very good scoring record too, averaging nearly a goal every 2 matches. At 21 he looks to have a bright future in a tougher and bigger league. And with this weekend, another massive test with Genk travelling to Brussels. Anderlecht will be smarting after their recent drubbing to PSG, but league form has been a lot better for the Champions as they climb the table. In honesty, I do think Les Mauves will win and win well.
Genk’s league form has been below average as they sit in 11th with only a 20% win record. No fault of Ingvartsen at all. In fact, he has gained the club 2 points through equalisers. But away this Sunday I just feel it’ll be a tough ask, with this being a good test for him and Genk and maybe produce a scalp too in the process.
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