Standard Liege vs Zulte-Waregem
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Friday, 18th August 2017
Kick off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Stade Maurice Dufrasne.
Zulte-Waregem got off to a flying start to the new campaign in the top flight of the Belgian football, but they could not do much to avoid a defeat to Club Brugge last Friday when they dropped the ball against the last year’s runners-up on the home patch.
Can they get back on the winning ways this Friday when they travel to Stade Maurice Dufrasne to take on Standard Liege?
Les Rouches have had a dismal campaign in the last term of First Division A when they even failed to enter the Championship Round.
Sa Pinto’s side is not off to the best possible start of the new campaign either as Standard took no more than four points from opening three fixtures including the 1-0 defeat to Sint-Truiden last weekend.
Franck Dury has a deadly lineup of strikers in the likes of Aaron Leya (the team’s top scorer from last season) and Ivan Saponjic who have bagged two goals each in three opening rounds of the new season.
The defensive line proved out to be vulnerable against a top quality attack of Club Brugge, but we would certainly not be shocked to see the visitors on target against the struggling Standard side this Friday.
Standard Liege vs Zulte-Waregem: Head to head
Head to head encounters between these two teams usually bring goals as six of their last seven meetings saw the option of both side netting.
Standard came on top in three of their last four matches with Zulte-Waregem, but the visitors have managed to collect three points from Stade Maurice Dufrasne five teams throughout the history.
Standard Liege vs Zulte-Waregem: Prediction
We kind of feel that the bookmakers have seriously underestimated Zulte-Waregem here as we can easily see them producing an upset here at the sky-high 4/1 odds.
The BTTS should be a banker bet at 3/4 odds, while Leya is also worth backing to keep the spell of excellent form going and score a goal in his third consecutive match at the odds of 5/2.
Standard Liege vs Zulte-Waregem: Bet Tips
The first betting option would be Zulte-Waregem to win the match at 5.16 @ Pinnacle.
You can also try with Aaron Leya to score anytime at 3.50 @ Ladbrokes.