Standard Liege vs Anderlecht
Belgium – Playoff Championship
Date: Friday, 12th April 2019
Kick-off at 19.30 UK/ 20.30 CET
Venue: Stade Maurice Dufrasne (Liège).
Curiously, none of the playoff games in the Championship Group has ended in a draw so far. Games have been ultra-competitive, and teams have been giving their best on the pitch.
Anderlecht, along with Gent, is struggling to keep their levels up against the best teams in Belgium. Both have lost all their matches in the playoffs so far, and on top of that, Anderlecht has conceded the most number of goals.
Liege seems sure of a place in the Europa, but to aim for the Champions League, they will have to take heads-on two absolute beasts – Club Brugge and Genk. The fine form that Liege has been in, at their home for quite a long time, will come to their aid in this crucial tie.
Standard Liege vs Anderlecht Head-to-head (h2h)
- Liege recorded four of the last five wins.
- The team also managed to register eight of the last eleven wins.
- At this venue, 16 of the last 19 wins were in the name of the hosts.
- Liege managed two or more goals in their last three home fixtures.
Standard Liege vs Anderlecht Prediction
Liege is totally on another level at home. They won ten of their last eleven home ties and were unbeaten in the 11. They were also unbeaten in 21 of their last 23 home games, and since July of last year, have lost only twice at home. On the other hand, Anderlecht was winless in 12 of their last 17 away match-ups, and embarrassingly lost 11 of them. It goes without saying; the hosts will be avoiding a loss at any cost this week.
Regarding goals, Liege scored twice or more in 11 of their last 17 fixtures, while Anderlecht had their defense breached in 20 of their last 23 match-ups on the road. Importantly, Liege managed to post two or more goals in eight of their last nine ties in front of the home crowd. In this crucial game, as they are chasing a Champions League spot, rely on them to find the first goal of the match.
Standard Liege vs Anderlecht Betting Tips
Double Chance: Standard Liege or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Standard Liege to Score the First Goal @ 1.75 (3/4).