Anderlecht vs Standard Liege
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Sunday, 5 May 2019
Kick-Off at 13:30 UK
Venue: Stade Constant Vanden Stock, Bruxelles.
Anderlecht have seen another disappointing trip last week and now host Standard Liege for their Matchday 7 clash of the Championship round, desperate for points with a nine-point lag behind 3rd placed Antwerp and four games left to play.
Purple and Whites have struggled for points and bagged just one in their last five outings, where they held off Gent in front of the home crowd but suffered four losses since late March including a 1-0 beating at Club Bruges last week. They’ve been tough to score against lately and Karim Belhocine will want to build on such positives, in an attempt to capitalize on Standard’s woes of their own.
Indeed, Standard Liege travel to Stade Constant Vanden Stock with three consecutive losses behind them, where they saw Club Brugge, Genk, and Antwerp all bag the points. They’ve been scoring goals in thriller challenges but still failed to capitalize, with many defensive slip-ups proving costly as even their 4th place now comes in danger in case of a loss on Sunday.
Anderlecht vs Standard Liege: Head-to-head
Standard beat Anderlecht 2-1 in February and bagged their third win in four head-to-head encounters.
Anderlecht earned a thriller 2-1 win in the sides’ last meeting here, back in September.
Purple and Whites struggled to prove their worth lately and this has been obvious in head-to-head records just as well.
Anderlecht vs Standard Liege: Prediction
We will thus stick our necks out for Standard Liege to snatch an important point at Stade Constant Vanden Stock, where going for a Draw feels like a lively longshot and possibly the best way to go about the match at 3.75.
We should be in for a very narrow contest but we do expect goals, as we now also go for a YES on Both teams to score at 1.61. We’ve seen both sides find the net in all of the last five matchups between them, which does promise excitement once again despite the high stakes involved and possibly an Europa League ticket in the play.
Anderlecht vs Standard Liege: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.75
Both teams to score YES @ 1.61