Standard Liege vs Waasland Beveren
Belgian First Division A
Date: Sunday, 23rd October, 2016
Kick-off: 19:00 UK
Venue: Stade Maurice Dufrasne.
Hopes and expectations of Standard Liege fans before the start of First Division A were very high. However, the squad has failed to perform in the opening stages, had a couple of bad periods, so it is not a surprise to see them sitting in the bottom part of the table. The head manager Aleksandar Jankovic might easily lose his job if Waasland Beveren leaves Stade Maurice Dufrasne with one point in their pocket. This duel is scheduled to be played on Sunday night and anything but safe home victory would be regarded as an upset.
The hosts will probably have a lot of problems with fitness. It is been a while since they were participating in any European competition, so three recent games against Celta, Ajax and Panathinaikos certainly exhausted the squad. Possible rotations and slightly different starting roster is a possibility as well.
Standard Liege vs Waasland Beveren: Head-to-Head Stats
Waasland Beveren have never managed to defeat Standard Liege in their club’s history. They had ten opportunities to achieve it, but The Reds were the dominant side by far. Seven duels have ended in their favour, including three draws.
The 5 matches at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne resulted in 4 wins for Standard Ligue and a draw with an average of three goals per match.
Standard Liege vs Waasland Beveren: Prediction
Anything but clear, safe home victory would be regarded as a big surprise here. Belfodil and Orlando Sa have proven to be one of the deadliest attacking duo’s in the league and we have no doubts they will carry Standard towards new victory, hopefully convincing one.
Standard Liege vs Waasland Beveren: Betting Tips
Standard Liege to win at 1.50 (1/2).
Half Time/Full Time – Standard Liege/ Standard Liege at 2.30 (13/10).