Standard Liege vs Cercle Bruges
Belgian First Division A
Date: 27 May 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Maurice Dufrasne (Liege).
Standard Liege will be seeking their inaugural win in the Belgian Europa Conference League playoffs on Saturday evening when they host Cercle Bruges at Stade Maurice Dufrasne.
The two teams sit lock on 30 points together with Westerlo as the top spot is reserved for Gent who are eight points clear with just two matches to go.
Cercle Bruges have, however, shown a great performance seven days ago away at Gent, playing a 2-2 draw in an eventful affair with 14 attempts on target combined by the two outfits.
The team led by Austrian manager Miron Muslic have generally been more than impressive on recent travels. They won two and drew one of the last three away outings, scoring as many as ten goals in the process.
The mere fact they registered six shots on goal away at Gent last weekend says enough about their playing style and form.
The visitors should have plenty of room to create in the final third here as well given Standard’s horrendous spell of form in recent matches.
The team from Liege took just two points in the last five league matches. They have conceded two or more goals in four of these five outings.
Ronny Deila’s men looked dreadful last weekend in a tough 3-0 defeat at the hands of Westerlo at Het Kuipje.
Standard Liege vs Cercle Bruges Head-to-head
- Standard Liege have been the dominant force in the history of this matchup with 54 wins, 26 draws, and only 19 defeats in the last 99 clashes against Cercle Bruges.
- Standard have been particularly dominant in home matches with 37 wins, 9 draws, and just 3 losses in the last 49 home clashes against Cercle Bruges.
- Interestingly, we did not see three or more goals in any of the last five head to head outings between these sides.
Standard Liege vs Cercle Bruges Prediction
Cercle Bruges will go into this in much higher spirits. They have been scoring for fun lately, especially on travels. The away win is well worth considering at the odds of 2.62.
We expect an open match as neither team have anything to lose. In these circumstances and with the current form shown by both teams at both ends, we have to take the 2.50 odds for the Over 3.5 goals FT bet.
Standard Liege vs Cercle Bruges Betting Tips
Cercle Bruges to win @ 2.62 (13/8)
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.50 (6/4) odd.