Standard Liege vs Gent
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Stade Maurice Dufrasne (Liège).
Liege will hope their home advantage would help them to get their season back on track this Thursday. They are on a long winless run as of now, and frankly it cannot go on anymore. However, the third-placed Gent will not permit an easy route for the hosts, and by all means, we are in for a fierce encounter.
Standard Liege vs Gent Head-to-head (h2h)
- Gent are on a two-game winning run.
- The previous six games in a row had goals from both teams.
- Nine of the previous thirteen wins went to Genk.
- Five of the former seven wins at this venue went to the guests.
Standard Liege vs Gent Prediction
Liege were defeated by one of the worst teams in the whole competition, Waasland-Beveren, the last match-day. The scoreline was 2-1, in favor of the latter.
In the meantime though, Gent held Club Brugge to a 1-1 draw, and as is known, the Brugge outfit is the absolute best team in the league this season by a mile.
As things stand, Gent are picked as the better team. One of the most important reasons for this deduction would be the winless streak that Liege are currently going through right now. The team has not delivered a win in their last five attempts, and conceded two or more goals in four of the previous five fixtures.
On the other hand, Gent were unbeaten in an impressive 24 of their last 28 overall match-ups, and were so in ten of their last 14 on the road.
Moreover, Gent won the latest two h2h clashes against this opponent, and scored three or more goals in both. They also scored twice or more in four of the preceding five such clashes, and registered nine of the previous thirteen wins against this rival.
In addition, at this venue, Gent recorded five of the last seven wins, and slotted in two or more goals in four of their previous seven visits.
Considering the current form of Liege, and their struggles in h2h clashes in general, the visitors Gent are picked out to stay unbeaten this Thursday at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne.
Going on though, the home advantage of Liege will play a role in this upcoming encounter. Also, their intense desire to get back to winning ways will contribute as well.
It deserves special mentioning that Liege have lost just twice this whole season in front of the home crowd, and that they have never failed once in finding the back of the net at this stadium in 2019-20.
Along with this, consider the fact that the previous six h2h clashes in a row had goals from both teams, and so did the last two at this venue.
As such, this Thursday too, the BTTS bet is tipped to bring great returns to the punter.
Standard Liege vs Gent Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5)
Double Chance: Gent or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5).