Oud-Heverlee Leuven vs Standard Liege
Belgium First Division A
Date: Saturday, 12 September 2020
Kick-Off at 17.30 UK
Venue: King Power at Den Dreef Stadion, Haverlee.
OH Leuven made it to the elite division of Belgium football last season, and everyone predicted they will have hard time to avoid relegation. Team’s budget is quite limited, but the current roster is denying all experts. They have collected five points from the opening four matches, sitting in 9th position. The only defeat in this campaign came against 1st placed Charleroi.
Standard Liege are having a great time in season 2020/21 so far. They are second on the table after winning three games. The only draw came against Genk. Away win is currently priced at low 1.65 rate.
Leuven vs Standard Liege Head-to-head
There were nine head to head matches between OH Leuven and Standard Liege in the past. Hosts from Haverlee never experienced how it’s like to beat Liege, getting defeated seven times and scoring only three goals.
The most recent h2h was a friendly match in mid-2018. Standard have won it narrowly 1-0.
Standard scored 19 goals against Leuven in nine games, and their current form in terms of efficiency is at high level.
Leuven vs Standard Liege Prediction
Standard’s great form is definitely not a surprise. The way they defeated Reims in the last friendly pre-season game 3-0 indicated the potential of this squad. Their First Division A season started with back-to—back victories against Cercle Brugge and Waasland Beveren. Derby duel against Genk ended without goals, while most recent appearance saw Standard dismantle Beerschot 3-0. Team’s biggest rising star and best goalscorer Samuel Bastien is one of key parts of Standard’s machinery.
OH Leuven’s best appearance this season was two weeks ago against Beveren. They were victorious as visitors 3-1 FT, securing the first victory. All other games were basically parking the bus and hoping for the best. As already stated above, this team is quite limited in terms of budget and player base, so we don’t think they stand a chance against Standard. Away win is a big banker bet in our opinion.
Leuven vs Standard Liege Bet Tips
Away win @ 1.65
Both teams to score NO @ 1.80