Standard Liege vs Anderlecht
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Sunday, 3rd February 2019
Kick-off at 17.00 UK/ 18.00 CET
Venue: Stade Maurice Dufrasne (Liège).
Two fierce competitors in direct line for the top three positions, take either half of the pitch this Sunday. It’s building up to be one of the, if not the best fixture of the Jupiler League, this round.
Sporting lacks in a major area in their quest for the podium though. For all their heroics, the team has not performed well on the road, and looks too one-dimensional, overly relying on their home advantage. Even with their top-tier status, the team has recorded wins on the road only against Waasland-Beveren and Waregem, in almost the last six months. Both teams come from the lowermost strata of the league table.
The Reds have no such inhibitions and treat every match the same. They perform a tad better at home for sure, but they do not slack off on journeys either. Also, the team has good prospects to overthrow the top-three hierarchy and place themselves there, which they take quite seriously. Expect them to show up with purpose.
Standard Liege vs Anderlecht Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of the last four wins are in the name of Les Rouges.
- Four of the last eight games saw only one or none of the team on the scoreboard.
- Six of the last eleven ties at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne also has the same stat to show.
- 15 of the last 18 wins at this venue belong to the hosts.
- Only once did the home-team fail to score in their last eight attempts at Liege.
Standard Liege vs Anderlecht Prediction
Michel Preud’homme’s men are unbeaten in their last nine overall fixtures in a row, and in 12 of their last 13. At home, they are currently on a six-game winning streak, won nine of the last eleven, and was unbeaten in ten of these eleven. They also scored two or more goals in five of their last six home-ties, and three or more goals in three of these last six, while keeping a clean sheet in three of them.
Paars-wit, on the contrary, are winless in their last six matches on the road and were winless in 10 of their last 12.
Furthermore, 15 of the last 18 wins at this stadium, were registered by the Reds.
I anticipate the home-team to win while keeping a clean sheet.
Standard Liege vs Anderlecht Betting Tips
The Hosts to Score the First Goal @ 1.60 (3/5)
Standard Liege to Win to Nil @ 3.50 (5/2).