Kortrijk vs Standard Liege
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Friday, 31 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Guldensporen Stadion (Kortrijk).
To be frank, Kortrijk have been erratic, even with home advantage at hand. With Standard Liege picking up back to back wins in their past two games, it looks like the hosts have their work cut out for them this week.
Kortrijk vs Standard Liege Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash witnessed Standard Liege post a 2-1 victory.
- All but one of their previous five encounters have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their previous five fixtures.
- Only two of their last ten games have ended as a tie.
- Standard Liege have registered the win in half of their previous ten meetings. (W-5, D-2, L-3)
Kortrijk vs Standard Liege Prediction
Kortrijk mustered a stellar comeback in their last clash at home with the league leaders themselves and posted a 2-2 scorecard at the last blast of the whistle. Despite being the lesser favorites in that matchup, the hosts huffed and puffed to restrain their foes from finding a winner.
However, the home team have tasted success just twice in their past ten fixtures in the top flight. With just twenty-three points to their name, Kortrijk are currently closer to falling into the relegation zone than they are in catching up with Standard Liege.
Meanwhile, the visitors have been securing maximum points from their last two games on the trot. Their most recent fixture, in particular, saw them get the better of Oostende albeit with a narrow 2-1 scoreline.
It is also worth mentioning the guests have stumbled just once in their past four outings. In sharp contrast, Kortrijk have dropped points in eight of their last twelve fixtures on home soil.
Taking into account that they were also at the losing end of a 2-0 scorecard when the two sides last locked horns here, Standard Liege are sizing up to be the favorites in this one.
Furthermore, in all honesty, the visitors have not looked sharp in their own defensive third. Disappointingly, they have not kept a clean sheet in their past ten trips on the road, and have conceded a total of seventeen goals in the process as well.
On the other hand, Kortrijk have not gone down without a fight in front of the home crowd. They have failed to find the back of the net just once at home this season, and have racked up twenty-one goals to their tally so far too.
Hence, count on the hosts to grab at least a consolation goal on Friday.
Kortrijk vs Standard Liege Betting tips
Standard Liege to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).