Standard Liege vs Oostende Predictions & Match Preview

Standard Liege vs Oostende
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Saturday, 22nd December 2018
Kick-off at 19.30 UK/ 20.30 CET
Venue: Stade Maurice Dufrasne (Liège).

Standard Liege hosts Oostende at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne, this Saturday, as part of their 20th round in the Jupiler League.

Standard Liege is 7th in the league table. They have acquired 30 points so far from their 19 matches. The team won eight of these 19, drew six and lost the remaining five. Standard Liege scored 29 goals and conceded 21 in the process. They lost one of their last five matches, drew one and won the last three games. The side scored ten goals during the while and conceded five.

Oostende is 12th in league standings and has 22 points against their name. Their record reads six wins, four draws, and nine losses. Oostende scored 19 goals and conceded 33. They recorded one win, one draw, and three losses. The side scored three goals and let seven past their defense.

Standard Liege recorded a win, against Waregem, in their last league fixture. The final score was 4-1, in favor of the hosts. Oostende won against Eupen, on the road, last weekend. Zivkovic scored the winner of the game.

Standard Liege vs Oostende Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Oostende lost the last h2h match between these teams, the scoreline being 1-3, in favor of the guests.
  • Three of the last three h2h wins belong to Standard Liege.
  • Standard Liege was unbeaten in one of their last seven games.
  • Oostende was winless in ten of their last 13 fixtures.
  • Standard Liege won six of their last eight home-ties.
  • Oostende was unbeaten in seven of their last eight attempts on the road.

Standard Liege vs Oostende Prediction

Liege has always performed well against Oostende. Recent h2h stats are rightfully skewed towards Standard Liege. They stood unbeaten against Oostende in their last five h2h matches and recorded wins in the last three h2h ties. The free-scoring Liege scored three goals each in these last three games. Liege, with a handicap advantage going in their favor, will score the win, owing to the fact that they are backed by the home crowd and that Oostende has generally suffered on the road this season.

Standard Liege has a methodology of feeling their opponents out in the first half, especially at home, and more specifically when the opposite team is Oostende. This is clearly apparent from the stat that most of the goals that Liege has scored against Oostende came in the second half. That trend is expected to continue in this match too.

Standard Liege vs Oostende Betting Tips

  • AH: (-0.5 for Standard Liege); Standard Liege to win @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Home Team – Highest Scoring Half: Second Half @ 2.00 (1/1).

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