Oostende vs Standard Liege
Belgian First Division A
Date: Sunday, 30 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Versluys Arena (Oostende).
Standard Liege are just not pulling up any trees of late. They continued a dismal season with a shocking home defeat to Knokke in the last 32 round of the Belgian Cup on Wednesday evening. It was the fourth loss in last five games in all competitions for the Red Devils who now sit as low as eighth in the league standings.
Their Sunday’s opponents, Oostende, are two places above after beating AS Eupen 1-2 on the road last weekend. Junior Sakala and Richairo Zivkovic were the goalscorers away at Stadion am Kehrweg, while Aleksander Bjelica continued with fine displays by providing an assist (his second of the season).
Oostende vs Standard Liege: Head-to-head
Teams have six wins apiece coming into the 16th head to head encounter.
Standard Liege came on top in each of last two meetings, winning by the same 2-3 scoreline on both occasions.
Interestingly, four or more goals were seen in five of last six head to head affairs.
Oostende do have a positive record in hone matches against the Red Devils (4 wins and 3 draws).
Oostende vs Standard Liege: Prediction
The value is definitely with the hosts here. They’ve been in a much better shape recently. They are also in good touch when it comes to home matches winning two, drawing one and losing one of four so far in the season.
Gert Verheyen’s attacking line should have plenty of room to create past the struggling defense of Standard’s. The Red Devils allowed two or more goals in five of past six matches in all competitions. Given Oostende’s recent spell of form, we just have to try with the hosts to bag two or more here at 2.75 odds.
You can obviously take the hosts not to lose at 1.90, while the clear home win is paid at 3.80.
Oostende vs Standard Liege: Bet Tips
Oostende or Draw @ 1.90 (9/10)
Oostende Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.75 (7/4).