Zulte-Waregem vs Standard Liege
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Thursday, 1st November 2018
Kick-off at 17.00 UK/ 18.00 CET
The bottom-most placed team in the league takes on Standard Liege, the sixth placed team – sixth place being the final spot for Europa League playoffs. Without contest Zulte-Waregem has been defensively the worst team in the league.
They have conceded 32 goals after 12 rounds of league fixtures. The next team in the list is Eupen with 25 goals conceded so far. Zulte-Waregem has not fared well be it home or on the road.
Waregem players will be cursing themselves for letting go of a two-goal lead last week against Royal Excel Mouscron. They raced to a first half lead of two goals before they imploded and conceded two easy goals. They missed out on a rare opportunity to grab three points out of a game for a change.
Standard Liege will be coming into this match with their heads held high after trapping the league-topper Genk to a 1-1 draw. Praises have to said about their fighting spirit for coming back after conceding a goal in the 84th minute. They rallied on and scored the equaliser in the 90th minute.
Hamdi Harbaoui, the 33-year-old forward and veteran Thomas Buffel have been the main goal-scoring threats for Waregem so far with five goals and four goals each. Renaud Emond, with five goals, Moussa Djenepo with four goals have shared the scoring duty for Standard Liege.
Zulte-Waregem vs Standard Liege Head-to-head (h2h)
- Waregem is currently on a four-match winless streak and has lost eight of their last ten matches.
- Standard Liege is on a six-match unbeaten streak.
- Waregem has one win in their last nine matches at home.
- Waregem has conceded goals in last ten matches in a row and 20 of their last 21 matches.
Zulte-Waregem vs Standard Liege Prediction
Despite being the away team, Standard Liege has the advantage in this tie. Waregem is easily the easiest challenge for almost any team in the league.
Liege, with their Europa League ambitions will not waste this chance to grab three easy points and to improve their goal difference which might come into the equation later.
Waregem has consistently conceded goals and that too at an alarming rate. They are currently on an unwanted streak of conceding ten matches in a row. Earlier this season they had another similar run with ten matches before they kept a clean sheet.
Expect Standard Liege to win this match by utterly dominating their opponents. Expect a lot of goals in this match.
Zulte-Waregem vs Standard Liege Betting Tips
Standard Liege to win @ 1.95 (10/11)
Half Time/ Full Time : Standard Liege/ Standard Liege @ 3.10 (21/10)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2)