Waasland-Beveren vs Standard Liege
Belgium First Division A
Date: Friday, 3 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK
Venue: Freethiel Stadion (Beveren).
Standard Liege have started their First Division A campaign well and we’ve seen them earn a thriller 3-2 win over Gent in front of the home crowd in late July, as they bounce back from an exciting yet disappointing Super Cup loss to Club Brugge. They now hope to build on the success as they travel to Waasland-Beveren, looking for a revenge for a 3-1 loss suffered on their last trip to this ground.
Waasland-Beveren have, on the other hand, snatched a point on a tough away day at Zulte-Waregem on Saturday – netting two goals in the final five minutes of the match. They have struggled for consistency and saw slip-ups at the back which could be more worrying ahead of the clash at Freethielstadion.
Reds will surely be able to capitalize on any such shortcomings and this could prove costly for Waasland, as the visitors boast a fine form in the attacking third and have no trouble playing for an extra goal. We thus expect an exciting clash on Friday evening just like we’re getting used to in the sides’ head-to-head matchups.
Waasland-Beveren vs Standard Liege: Head-to-head
Waasland have bagged a 3-1 win over the rivals in December, ending a streak of two losses in a row.
Standard Liege have bagged two 3-1 wins beforehand, turning the Europa League clash their way in May 2017 and First Division A clash in October.
We’ve thus seen 12 goals in the sides three clashes and expect another thriller on the day.
Waasland-Beveren vs Standard Liege: Prediction
We’ll back Standard Liege to turn this one their way and snatch all three points in an exciting game, going for an Away win at a good-looking 1.85. They’ve been rock-solid recently and we expect them to have what it takes to outgun the home side at this point.
Waasland will be no easy rivals to beat and they could have to do just that, as we also back Over 2.5 goals FT at 1.80 – which could even prove a generous pick for those keeping faith we’ll see a winner after seeing such contests in all of the sides’ last three respective matchups.
Waasland-Beveren vs Standard Liege: Bet Tips
Away win @ 1.85
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80.