Eupen vs Standard Liege
Belgium First Division A
Date: Friday, 9 April 2021
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Stadion am Kehrweg, Eupen
Eupen will be hoping to get the revenge for the recent 0-1 loss to Standard Liege in the Belgian Cup semi-final as the two teams meet each other in the penultimate round of the regular season on Friday evening at Stadion am Kehrweg.
The Pandas will thus hardly reach the Europa League play-offs being four points shy of the 8th-placed Beerschot who also have a game in hand. However, it does not mean that Benat San Jose’s men will throw this match away.
It is actually the opposite, as we believe Pandas will be highly motivated to finish the regular season on a high after losing just one of the last seven league games on the home patch.
The visitors have also stepped up in the last several weeks. They came on the brink of the top eight of the First Division A standings and advanced to the cup final.
Consider how poor they had been at the start of the campaign, we have to admit this is a significant breakthrough.
Eupen vs Standard Liege Head-to-head
- Standard Liege have been the dominant force in the history of this match-up. They won 9, drew 3, and lost 2 of 14 clashes with Pandas.
- The two sides shared spoils in a 2-2 draw when they met each other in the first half of the season at Stade Maurice Dufrasne.
- Les Rouches won four and drew one of the last five encounters with Eupen, a streak that includes last month’s Belgian Cup semi-final.
Eupen vs Standard Liege Prediction
Mbaya Leye’s men won two and drew one of the last three matches in all competitions and they will enter this tie on a high. They bagged two goals in each of the last two First Division A matches against Genk and Gent.
We would not be surprised to see them on the scoreline here against Eupen who have kept only two clean sheets in 16 home matches this season. Both teams scored in 12 of the last 15 games Eupen played at home in the league.
Backing goals thus has to be the way to go here. The Both Teams To Score option is paid at the 1.75 odds.
As for the outcome, we will try and look for the value in the draw at the 3.40 odds knowing that Pandas lost only one of the last seven league matches at Stadion am Kehrweg.
Eupen vs Standard Liege Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.40
Both Teams To Score @ 1.75.