Club Brugge vs Standard Liege
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Sunday, 22 April 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Jan Breydelstadion (Brugge).
Cub Brugge bounced back from two straight losses, and they did it in some style, bagging six past the struggling Sporting Charleroi on Wednesday evening at Jan Breydelstadion. Can thy repeat a similar attacking showing when they host Standard Liege on Sunday evening at the same place?
The visitors from Liege will definitely represent a much greater challenge to the table-toppers who still come into the game as massive favourites, following their super impressive run of form in matches in front of the home crowd.
Brazilian forward Wesley was particularly inspired in the mentioned drubbing of Sporting Charleroi. He netted a brace, taking his league tally to nine and holding him down will be the main challenge for Sa Pinto’s defensive line. Blauw Zwart won 17 and drew 2 of last 19 home matches in all competitions which best describes their dominance at Jan Breydelstadion.
Club Brugge vs Standard Liege: Head-to-head
Club Brugge were also dominant in the history of home matches against Standard Liege. Blauw Zwart won 17 and lost only 5 of 32 home outings against Standard Liege.
Both teams scored in each of last three head to head encounters between these two sides.
The two teams had very interesting ties in the Belgian Cup semifinals. Standard Liege won 6-4 on aggregate.
Club Brugge vs Standard Liege: Prediction
Sa Pinto’s men will also come into the game in high spirits after notching back-to-back home wins over Gent and Anderlecht. They did lose the only fixture played on the road in this Championship Round, though, falling 1-0 away at Genk earlier this month. They sit nine points shy of Club Brugge at the top of the standings, but only three behind the second-placed Anderlecht, meaning the Champions League football is still a possibility for them next term.
We will, however, back Club Brugge to grab the spoils here given they’ve really been super dominant in front of the home crowd so far in the season. The 1.61 odds offered by the bookies for the home win do represent value.
Club Brugge vs Standard Liege: Bet Tips
Club Brugge to win @ 1.61
Club Brugge Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.66