Standard Liege vs Krasnodar
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 25 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Maurice Dufrasne (Liege).
Krasnodar will travel to Liege with a perfect record of two wins in two Europa League matches so far. They managed to take a huge Sevilla scalp last time out when Mauricio Pereyra and Tornike Okriashvili bagged late second-half goals to help the Bulls claim a 2-1 victory over La Liga outfit.
However, the team led by Murad Musaev lost two on the trot in the domestic league since the mentioned victory over Los Rojiblancos. Whilst the away defeat to Zenit (2-1) can hardly be regarded as a big failure, there is little to justify the poor 0-1 home defeat to Akhmat Grozny at the weekend. Musaev’s men failed to deliver in the final third past the bottom-half side. Will they be able to return on the winning ways on Thursday evening at Stade Maurice Dufrasne?
Standard Liege vs Krasnodar: Head-to-head
This will be the first head to head clash between the two sides.
Standard Liege vs Krasnodar: Prediction
The Reds began their Europa League adventure in a poor fashion falling 5-1 to Sevilla at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. However, they quickly rebounded beating Akhisarspor 2-1 at home with goals from Renaud Emond and Moussa Djenepo.
Michel Preud’homme’s troops won’t come into this in the highest of spirits, though, after failing to see off Royal Excel Mouscron in the weekend’s First Division A action. The goalless draw saw a three-win streak come to an end.
Both teams thus failed to find the back of the net in generally low-scoring affairs in their domestic league matches after the international break. Knowing this outing could play a big role in creating the final shape of the Group J, backing the Under 2.5 goals FT has value at the 1.90 odds.
We don’t expect any of two managers to take unnecessary risks in the first half which is why the alternative bet would be draw at the half time at the odds of 2.20.
Standard Liege vs Krasnodar: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10)
Draw at the half time @ 2.20 (6/5).