Standard Liege vs Cercle Brugge
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Saturday, 8 August 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade Maurice Dufrasne (Liege).
Standard Liege secured their Europe trip qualifiers last season by landing at the 5th spot towards the end of the campaign. ‘Les Rouches’ had picked up 49 points in their 29 league appearances and 31 of those points came through their home matches in the schedule. Their previous encounter in the schedule was at home and they shared the spoils with Sint-Truiden in a goalless scoreline.
Cercle Brugge had only 7 wins in their total 29 league clashes last season. Four of their seven wins came within the last five fixtures in the campaign. ‘Groen en Zwart’ finished the season with a 2-1 loss on the road to the champions Club Brugge in the schedule.
Standard Liege vs Cercle Brugge Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has been unbeaten in their last 7 overall meetings.
- Their previous encounter gave a 2-1 home win for ‘Les Rouches’.
- The host is unbeaten at home for the past 16 years.
- Only one of their recent five clashes has ended in a draw.
Standard Liege vs Cercle Brugge Prediction
Standard Liege has been unbeaten against ‘Groen en Zwart’ in their league schedule for the past 12 h2h meetings since 2011. They had six consecutive clean sheet wins within that period. The host is one of the teams with strong squads, and they enjoy the home ground advantage in the game.
Besides, the host hasn’t lost to Cercle in any of their h2h clashes as the host of the game. The home win in full-time will probably be the best bet for the punters, considering the host’s overall form in the campaign from the prior seasons.
Furthermore, none of their h2h meetings since 2015 has produced over 3 goals in a match. They have crossed that limit at this venue only once in the last decade. So, the tip for under 3.5 goals will be another suitable option for the punters.
Standard Liege vs Cercle Brugge Betting tips
Standard Liege to win @ 1.40 (2/5).
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).