Standard Liege vs Gent
Belgium – Playoff Championship
Date: Friday, 10th May 2019
Kick-off at 19.30 UK/ 20.30 CET
Venue: Stade Maurice Dufrasne (Liège).
Gent has ruled out the possibility of getting qualified for the Europa and is dead-last in the playoffs table. Their performance in the post-season has been extremely disappointing, and with three more match-days to wade through, fans just can’t wait any longer for the season to end. So far, the team lost all of their games in this round, except for the one draw against Anderlecht, the second-to-worst team in the group.
Liege is in possession of the fourth spot, which affords entry into the playoffs for the Europa, with a six-point lead over the next-placed team. Further, they are just two points below the third position, which would enable them to go directly into the Europa.
Standard Liege vs Gent Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last five games saw Liege wins.
- The last four fixtures in a row had goals from both teams.
- The last Gent won at this venue was three years back.
- Six of the last eight ties saw Gent getting on the scoresheet.
Standard Liege vs Gent Prediction
Gent has been the worst team in the playoffs, without a doubt. They maintain a 100% losing record except for the sole goalless draw against Anderlecht, another of the worst-performing teams in the group. In addition, Gent has already ruled out an appearance in Europe and is waiting for the season to culminate.
Liege, on the other hand, is already in possession of a playoff entry into the Europa and vying for a direct-entry spot. Moreover, they do have the home advantage and had won four of the five meetings against this team. They have also been unbeaten against Gent, at home, for the last three years.
Importantly, Liege was unbeaten in 12 of their last 13 home ties, and impressively won 11 of them. Count on them to repeat this feat at home this Friday. But the team does have something to worry about. They have conceded the most goals in the playoffs so far and the team failed to keep a clean sheet in 15 of their last 16 matches, and in nine of their last eleven home ties. Expect goals from either side of the pitch in this tie.
Standard Liege vs Gent Betting Tips
Standard Liege to Win @ 1.83 (5/6)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).