Antwerp vs Standard Liege
Belgian First Division A
Date: Friday, 26 April 2019
Kick-Off 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Bosuilstadion (Deurne).
Antwerp are definitely the most pleasant surprise of the post-season in the top flight of Belgian football. They won three and drew one of past four league games to overtake Friday’s counterparts Standard Liege in third place of the league standings. Can the Great Old keep the splendid run of form going and pick up another victory in the first game of the new Matchday at their Bosuilstadion?
Romanian manager Laszlo Bolini is doing miracles with Antwerp in the Championship Round. The team clinched three successive wins over the likes of Genk, Anderlecht and Gent (last two on the road). Their winning thread came to an end on Monday when they played a goalless draw at home against Club Brugge.
Antwerp vs Standard Liege: Head-to-head
Teams have a win, a draw and a defeat apiece in last three head to head encounters.
Standard Liege claimed a 3-1 victory when they met the Great Old two months ago at Stade Maurice Dufrasne.
Both teams scored in three of past four head to head encounters.
Antwerp vs Standard Liege: Prediction
Standard will go into this in completely opposite spirits. They lost two in a row in First Division A, conceding as many as seven goals in the process (4-0 at Club Brugge and 1-3 to Genk). They are now two points shy of Antwerp in third, but have a game in hand on them.
With five games left to play (six for Standard), both teams can still challenge Club Brugge in the second place which grants Champions League football next season. This is why we have reasons to expect a fantastic atmosphere in and around Bosuilstadion on Friday evening.
Looking at current form, we just have to favour 2.30 odds offered for Antwerp to claim the victory here. Both teams can be vulnerable at the back and backing goals at both ends would be a smart call as well.
Antwerp vs Standard Liege: Bet Tips
Antwerp to win @ 2.30 (13/10)
Both Teams To Score @ 1.70 (7/10).