Lokeren vs Standard Liege
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Saturday, 18 August 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Daknamstadion, Lokeren.
Standard Liege ended their UEFA Champion League adventure in a dreadful fashion, falling 3-0 to Ajax away at Johan Cruijff Arena. Will such failure affect team’s display when they return to domestic affairs on Saturday afternoon in the clash against Lokeren away at Daknamstadion?
Tricolores made a dreadful start to the new campaign as they took only a single point from three games so far. It came last weekend when they drew 1-1 to fellow strugglers Sint-Truiden away at Stayen. Lokeren shipped as many as seven goals in two outings before the mentioned draw as they easily lost fixtures with Genk and Cercle Brugge at the start of the season.
Lokeren vs Standard Liege: Head-to-head
- The Reds lead the head to head tie by six wins coming into their 52nd encounter with Lokeren.
- Standard completely dominated the match-up in most recent years winning four and drawing one of last five meetings with Tricolores.
- Just two of last seven head to head games saw goals at both ends.
Lokeren vs Standard Liege: Prediction
Last year runners-up started the campaign with a 3-2 home win over Gent, but they failed to produce in the final third in following two games, playing back-to-back goalless draws to Waasland-Beveren and Cercle Brugge.
The trip to Daknamstadion should really give them the opportunity to regain the much-needed confidence in the final third given that Tricolores shipped eight goals in the opening three outings of the campaign.
The away win is thus worth backing at the odds of 1.83, while you can also try with Standard Liege to score two or more goals on the occasion at the same 1.83 odds.
Maxime Lestienne will likely skip this clash as well as he is yet to make an appearance this season for Standard.
But, Michel Preud’homme still has a strong firepower on display in the final third with the likes of Duje Cop and Renaud Emond who should both have plenty of space to strike past the struggling defense of Lokeren’s.
Lokeren vs Standard Liege: Bet Tips
Standard Liege to win @ 1.83
- Standard Liege Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.83.