Standard Liege vs Royal Antwerp
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Sunday, 4th November 2018
Kick-off at 13.30 UK/ 14.30 CET
Venue: Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Liege.
Two top teams of the Belgium First Division A go against each other in the 14th round of the Jupiler League. Standard Liege and Royal Antwerp.
Standard Liege is currently at the sixth position with 20 points so far from their 13 matches. They have won five of their matches, lost three, and drew the remaining five. They have scored 19 goals in the process while conceding 14.
Antwerp has a respectable 25 points from 13 matches. They have won seven of their matches while losing only two. The rest four were drawn. They have scored the same number of goals as Liege, 1 while conceding one fewer, 13.
Liege was subjected to a humiliating loss at the hands of Waregem, the second to last team in the table, last week. Liege opened the scoring in the first half. But Waregem quickly equalized. Later in the second half, Waregem scored two goals in the space of two minutes. After that Liege never had a chance to come back into the game.
Antwerp too had a curious game last week. They scored two goals in the first half against Genk, who had been unbeaten in the league till then. The scoreline read 2-0 at halftime. But in the second half, Genk scored 4 goals in a row, despite being the away team. Antwerp players were blown away and really had no answer to the brilliance of the guests.
Standard Liege vs Royal Antwerp Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last five victories in a row in head-to-head matches have been for Standard Liege. The total head-to-head stat reads, 7 wins for Liege and 2 wins for Antwerp.
- Liege is unbeaten in six of their last seven matches.
- Antwerp lost their last match at home, after leading for two goals till the halftime.
- Liege has lost just one of their last 11 matches at home and two of 21.
- Antwerp is winless in three of their last five matches on the road.
- Liege has won three of the last four matches at the Stade Maurice against Antwerp, while the fourth was drawn.
Standard Liege vs Royal Antwerp Prediction
The home team has the higher chances of winning this game. They have performed well against Antwerp, especially recently, and more prominently at the Stade Maurice.
Standard Liege is on an unbeaten streak of six matches. They have also won five times in a row against Antwerp. At their home, Liege has won three times in a row against this opponent.
Expect the home team to get at the least, one point from this fixture. There’s no way they would lose against a team who were careless enough to throw away a two-goal lead and concede four unanswered goals in the second half.
Both teams have scored in Liege’s seven of last eight home games and 12 of last 14 home games. Expect both teams to get into the scoresheet this weekend.
Standard Liege vs Royal Antwerp Betting Tips
Standard Liege Draw No Bet @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score: YES @ 1.70 (7/10).