Standard Liege vs Antwerp
Belgium First Division A
Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Liege
The 27th Round of First Division A is starting on Saturday night with an interesting clash between 5th placed Standard Liege and 4th placed Antwerp.
Both teams have presented themselves as worth Europa League contender this season, and we should have a narrow contest.
Hosts are favorites judging by 2.05 odds given by the bookies. Antwerp will have to satisfy with the role of underdogs who are priced at 3.40 to achieve 5th victory on the road this season.
Standard Liege vs Antwerp Head-to-head
Every single head to head duel between these two teams in the last two seasons was exciting to watch. To be precise, six out of the last seven duels ended with BTTS.
Hosts are looking hoping to get revenge after Antwerp eliminated them from national cup in late 2019.
Standard won 11 meetings so far, Antwerp were victorious in seven occasions.
Standard Liege vs Antwerp Prediction
Standard’s results in the last five weeks have been phenomenal. There was one small hick-up on the road, losing to Kortrijk 3-1. All other games have ended in their favour. Some of the most notable wins were against Genk 3-1, Mechelen 3-2, and KV Oostende 2-1.
Team from Liege has strong numbers when playing at Stade Maurice Dufrasne in 2019/2020 campaign. So far they have won eight out of 13 duels, losing only two. Another statistic worth mentioning is number of conceded goals – only nine.
As for their opponents, Antwerp are entering this clash with two draws against top-tier teams Genk and Sporting Charleroi. They rarely return home with three points when playing away – only two times in the last eight outings. Dieumerci Mbokani is one of the best players in First Division A this season, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see him make a move to some bigger team this summer.
As for the betting tips, we see good value in backing home team which has high win rate at this stadium. Antwerp have lost a big majority of away games when facing top teams.
When it comes to secondary bet, we are backing 2 or 3 goals total, purely because of stats. 13 out of 26 Standard’s duels have ended like that.
Standard Liege vs Antwerp Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.05
2 or 3 goals total @ 2.05.