Standard Liege vs Club Brugge
Belgium – Playoff Championship
Date: Thursday, 16th May 2019
Kick-off at 19.30 UK/ 20.30 CET
Venue: Stade Maurice Dufrasne (Liège).
Brugge defeated the best team in the league (Genk) the last match-day and cut down their lead at the top to just three points. With a direct-entry ticket to the Champions League on offer, both these teams will fight it out till the end for glory.
Brugge needs to overcome a deficit of three points from the next two match-days, but as Genk is taking on Anderlecht, a weak-performing team as of now, Brugge has no moment to relax.
At present, there’s no worse team in the Championship playoffs than Liege. The team lost the last four games in a row and conceded the most goals as well. They still do have a good chance to make it to Europe, but it depends on the results of Anderlecht.
Standard Liege vs Club Brugge Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last four matches returned three Brugge wins.
- Nine of the last thirteen games saw Brugge scoring two or more goals.
- Club Brugge has a scoring streak going on in the last five appearances at this venue.
- 18 of the last 24 wins belong to Brugge.
Standard Liege vs Club Brugge Prediction
Liege lost the last four matches in a row and is currently the worst team in the Championship Playoffs. They also conceded two or more goals in all these ties. Brugge, meanwhile, won their last three fixtures on the trot and was unbeaten in 15 of their last 18. On the road, they were unbeaten in five of the last six attempts.
Importantly, Brugge won three of the last four h2h clashes and recorded 18 of the last 24 wins. At this venue, they have found the back of the net in the last five visits, and the team scored two or more goals in nine of the last thirteen h2h clashes.
Club Brugge is extra motivated after the loss they dealt with topper Genk, and need to overcome a deficit of just three points to take the one and only direct entry into the Champions League. Since Anderlecht will most probably drop points against Genk, Liege’s European future is almost secure. As such, they won’t be hell-bent on going after a win in this game. Expect thorough domination by the guests.
Standard Liege vs Club Brugge Betting Tips
Club Brugge to Win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Club Brugge to Score the First Goal @ 1.60 (3/5).