Krasnodar vs Standard Liege
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 8 November 2018
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Krasnodar Stadium (Krasnodar).
The Bulls will not forget the reverse fixture in Belgium. After taking the lead they lost to this opponents due to a defensive error in injury time. Revenge will be on the minds of Murad Musayev and his men when they host Liege this Thursday.
The team from Krasnodar, Russia are on a 3 game unbeaten run in all competitions. Over 2.5 goals were scored in total in their previous 4 games in all competitions.
In the Group J table, they are 2nd, equal on points with Sevilla and Liege. The Russians have surprised Europe with such a performance against some of the continents best clubs.
They have 2 wins and a loss in the previous group matches and the standout performance was the win against Sevilla. The team is also having a good domestic season being placed third in the Russian Premier League at the moment.
In the last 5 home games, they have 3 wins which came in succession and a loss. Four of those 5 games had a score of over 2.5 goals.
The Reds, on the other hand, are lagging in their domestic league. The team is 7th in the Belgian First Division table with only 5 wins in their 14 matches. In the UEL table, they have the same points as their opponents.
They have lost 2 games on the trot coming into this match and are winless in their last 3 fixtures from all competitions. The side from Liege has lost 4 of their last 6 games on the road and 7 of their last 8 away matches had a scoreline with over 2.5 goals in total.
We can expect another close game and Preud’homme and his team will be aware of the strength of the hosts in the light of the reverse fixture.
Krasnodar vs Standard Liege Head-to-head (h2h)
- In the last h2h between them, Liege won 2-1.
Krasnodar vs Standard Liege Prediction
The home side will know how close that reverse fixture was and they have put doubts in the minds of the visitors. They dominated that match in possession and number of shots but the Liege goalkeeper put on a great show to deny a win for the Bulls. With the hosts on a 3 game unbeaten streak and the visitors losing their last 2 matches as well, we can bet on the Russians to pick up a win with 1.75 odd.
The last 4 games of the hosts across all venues saw over 2.5 goals being scored. The same is also applicable in 4 of their recent home matches. The visitors also have 7 games on the road with above 2.5 goals in total recently. With the reverse fixture also producing the same scoreline, we can expect Thursday’s game to have over 2.5 goals and place a bet on the same with 2.00 odd.
Krasnodar vs Standard Liege Betting Tips
Krasnodar to win @ 1.75 (3/4).
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).