Standard Liege vs Mouscron
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Friday, 1 March 2019
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Stade Maurice Dufrasne (Liege).
German manager Bernd Storck is doing miracles with Mouscron at the start of the year. Les Hurlus have a perfect record in 2019 with six wins in six league affairs. They thus climbed up to 10th place in the league ladder as a consequence and have completely forgotten about the relegation scrap.
Nevertheless, the amazing winning streak will be on a serious test on Friday evening when Mouscron travel to Liege to take on thi4rd-placed Standard in the first game of Matchday No 28.
Les Rouges had a much tougher schedule after the winter break. They lost two of last three league matches, but managed to preserve a fine home record with impressive wins over Anderlecht and Lokeren.
The team led by Michel Preud’homme won seven consecutive home matches in all competitions. They have 9 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat in 13 home outings in this term of First Division A.
Standard Liege vs Mouscron: Head-to-head
The head to head record favours the hosts who won 8, drew 2 and lost 3 of 13 matches against Les Hurlus.
Standard have a perfect record of six wins in six H2H games with Mouscron at Stade Maurice Dufrasne (17-5 goal difference).
Les Rouges won three of last four H2H meetings with Royal Excel Mouscron.
Standard Liege vs Mouscron: Prediction
Mouscron won six on the bounce in the league, but they showed signs of weaknesses last weekend when they barely went past rock-bottomed Lokeren. They bagged a narrow 1-0 win in a match which saw their counterparts fail to convert a penalty.
Knowing about Standard’s home form in this season as well as the fact they won each of six home clashes against Mouscron over the course of history, we have to go for the home win bet at the odds of 1.60.
Furthermore, Les Rouges will be highly motivated to clinch the spoils here being four points shy of second-placed Club Brugge. A win here could get them back in the contest for the runners-up finish.
Standard Liege vs Mouscron: Bet Tips
Standard Liege to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
HT/FT Standard Liege/Standard Liege @ 2.50 (6/4).