The Jupiler League is traditionally one of the most urgent leagues in Europe and so are only eight games left until the end of the main round. The hosts from Flanders have so far best chances to reach the subsequent championship round. The Royal Antwerp FC is currently ranked third and entry into the new year has been achieved 2-1 at Zulte Waregem. The Walloon guests from Liège also celebrated a threesome last weekend, although the winner against KV Kortrijk at home in Maurice Dufrasne stadium fell in the 91st minute through Congolese defender Christian Luyindama.
Antwerp vs. Standard Liège Today’s Football Prediction
For Standard, it was the fourth win in a row, which is why the form is currently right. Lüttich has climbed further up the table in recent weeks, with the march against RSC Anderlecht certainly making the Maas kickers happy. If another victory follows, you would leave your opponent behind as well. So it’s all about the match between Antwerp and Standard Liege. The tip includes the double chance of the guests who are currently very stable and have not lost in Antwerp for a long time. Who joins Antwerp against Standard Liege of the prediction, can fall back to a odds of 1.50.
Antwerp – Statistics & Current Form
The year before plays against the background that he only denies the second season in series in the Belgian House of Lords, a remarkable season. The four-time champion, last in 1957, ranks in third place and with two wins recently, the short-term weakness in December, when three out of five games were lost, has already been shelved. However, the opposition in the successes with Royal Excel Mouscron and SV Zulte Waregem, the third last and penultimate of the Jupiler League, was quite humane. Undeveloped has undoubtedly the defensive. Although this is still the fourth best in the Jupiler League, but since four rounds it has not been enough for a clean sheet and overall collected Antwerp in a negative respect considerable nine goals.
In addition, the cup winners of 1992 in the upcoming match can not refer to the home’s bonus – because Antwerp has so far brought more points than in its own Bosuilstadion. A curious pattern, which was observed already in the past season. The Romanian coach Laszlo Bölöni, who led the upcoming opponent in 2009 as coach to the Belgian championship, must continue to renounce some players due to injury. Amongst others, Belgian captain Faris Haroun and Mexican Omar Govea are missing in midfield. Returning to the squad will be the Portuguese striker Ivo Rodrigues, who also pulled out a card on the final day.
In the storm, the hopes are mainly on Dieumerci Mbokani from the Congo, which is currently in impressive form. On the penultimate round of the season he secured the win against Mouscron with a brace and last weekend he led the away win in Zulte Waregem with his goal. In Liège, the name Mbokani does not have to be explained big anyway, since he kicked the club between 2007 and 2010 and put down a phenomenal record of 39 goals in 87 games. The two championship titles from the years 2008 and 2009 owed Liège to a large extent also its then already impressive marksmanship.
Expected formation of Antwerp:
Bolat – Buta – Arslanagic – van Demme – Matheus – Jukleroed – Lam Ze – Yatabare – Refaelov – Mbokani – Rodidrues
Last matches from Antwerp:
- 19.01.2019 – SV Zulte-Waregem vs. Antwerp 1: 2 (First Division A)
06.01.2019 – Antwerp Vs. Oud-Heverlee Leuven 1: 0 (Friendly Match)
05.01.2019 – Antwerp Vs. Excelsior Virton 1: 0 (friendly)
26.12.2018 – Antwerp vs. Royal Excel Mouscron 2: 1 (First Division A)
Standard Liège – Statistics & Current Form
The current hit series raises memories of the past season in Liege, when the club ansetzte in the championship round a phenomenal final sprint and almost reaped the title. Thanks to the now five unbeaten games in the league, of which the last four have been won, the situation in the table has improved noticeably. The team of coach Michel Preud’homme has already climbed to fourth place and struck recently with the KV Kortrijk and previously the RSC Charleroi in contrast to the opponents two teams that are placed at least in the midfield. The goal difference of the last five rounds of 11: 4, which is otherwise only the leader from Genk, also makes it clear that good football is played in Liège these days.
For the goals of the cup winners currently particularly Renaud Emond is responsible, which is the best Goalgetter on the side of Liege with eight goals. That he has his goal threat over the winter break, which is admittedly very briefly in Belgium preserved, he proved last weekend when he the intermediate 1: 0 got against KV Kortrijk. In addition, he shot three of the four Liege goals in the two preparatory games in early January, the standard against the two Bundesliga 1. FSV Mainz 05 and Borussia Mönchengladbach each won. The 27-year-old Belgian has been in Liege for four years and this season is likely to be his most successful. can not play Sebastien Pocognoli in defense because of a groin problem and Mamadou Obbi Oularé by storm, who had gone in the past season with the upcoming opponent hunting for goals. Due to a leg fracture has run for him the season.
Expected lineup of Standard Liège:
Ochoa – Laifis – Vanheusden – Nekadi – Fai – Bastia – Cimirot – Carcela-Gonzalez – M’Poku – Djenepo – Emond
Last matches of Standard Liege:
- 19.01.2019 – Standard Liège vs. Kortrijk 2: 1 (First Division A)
11.01.2019 – Gladbach vs. Germany Standard Liege 0: 2 (friendly)
08.01.2019 – Mainz vs. Germany Standard Liege 2: 3 (Friendly Match)
26.12.2018 – Sporting Charleroi Vs. Standard Liège 0: 1 (First Division A)
Antwerp vs. Standard Liège Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
In the first round as mentioned abroad away Antwerp achieved a 2-0 victory in the runner-up. Since the two previous games each ended in a draw, “The Great Old” is now unbeaten for three competitive matches against the Walloons. The home statistics, however, is less pleasing from the point of view of the Flemish. Thus, the club reached in the six home games – flashback to 2000 – against the ten-time national champion no victory. Instead, there were three standard wins and the points were shared three times. For the upcoming match between Antwerp and Standard Liege, the odds are distributed very evenly, which is why no favorites can be derived from this.
Antwerp vs Standard Liège Betting Prediction Explained
The game is succinctly described as a fight for third place. Antwerp is surprisingly successful in the second season in the top Belgian league and is currently two points ahead of Liege. At home, however, it presents itself less strongly than in a foreign country and a final victory in the European Cup Winners’ Cup 1993 against the Walloon representatives, at least in retrospect to the last 19 years (6 home games) not reach. With last two wins the shape curve shows up again, but the successes were only achieved against teams from the table cellar.
Key Facts – Antwerp Vs Standard Liege tip
Antwerp won more points away than at home
Liege has been unbeaten in five match days (4 wins, 1 draw)
Game in the first round ended with a 2-0 success of the Flemings
Whether the previously observed weakness phase is really overcome remains somewhat questionable. The guests are definitely in good shape again. Four wins in a row, plus two friendly matches against Bundesliga clubs from Germany, show that Liège wants to attack again in the table. For sufficient motivation is anyway worried, since with a win the third rank beckons. However, a pure victory bet seems too risky, which is why at Antwerp against Standard Liege the tip on the double chance for the guests is selected.
Prediction Today: Double Chance X2