The championship round in the Belgian Jupiler League remains exciting. After Club Brugge’s recent win over KRC Genk, the gap between the two clubs is just three points away. Club Brugge has to hope for a second helping match. For the ninth playoff game in the championship round Brugge travels to Liege. The form-weak home side, meanwhile, stay in fourth place in the table and last collected four bankruptcies in a row.
Football Betting Tips Standard Liege vs Brugge
Brugge must win in Liege to remain in the title race. For a victory of the guests waving at Liège vs Bruges odds of 1.95. A tip on the hosts does not seem to be promising in the miserable form. Liège will probably have to play in the decisive play-off game against the winner of the qualifying group for the Europa League if Anderlecht does not surprise the final round in the championship round. At the game Liege vs. Bruges is a prediction on the guests probably the most realistic. On Thursday evening, the duel of both clubs at 20:30 clock in the Stade Maurice Dufrasne.
Standard Liège – Statistics & Current Form
Since defeating Anderlecht, Standard Liège has not been around. Four losses at a stretch ensured that Liège is no longer in the race for the Champions League starting place and currently has to fear for a Europa League start right. If Liege concludes the championship round in fourth place, there will be another decisive match against the winner of the qualifying group for the Europa League. With still two playoff games remaining in the championship round but also the fourth place is in danger, Anderlecht should win this match against Genk. In the strong regular season of Liège was such a negative trend in the championship playsoffs barely foreseeable. Two home games were lost last time in a row. It was standard Liege in the regular season, the strongest home team in the Jupiler League and recorded in 15 games a strong balance of 10-4-1. Liège conceded three goals in the two rounds of penalties in the championship round against Gent and Genk. The Liège defensive will also be in demand at home against Bruges, especially as the group’s second-placed 16 goals in eight games have the second-strongest offensive in the championship round. In this competitive season, Standard Liège remained competitive only in three home games without scoring. Accordingly realistic looks at Liège against Bruges a tip fo both teams to score.
The recent performances of coach Preud’homme’s team were not very promising. After the solid debut in the championship round now appears to be a starting right for the Europa League at risk. Meeting the title contender from Bruges during the current crisis is not exactly optimal. Fai, Vanheusden and Sa will be injured due to Bruges. Preud’homme does not want to lose the connection to the third group place with a win. In the worst possible starting position of Liège against Bruges a prediction on the home side but not the best choice seems to be. Liège beat Bruges in the regular season – will it work again?
Expected lineup of Standard Liège:
↪ Ochoa – Laifis, Kosanovic, Bokadi – Miangue, Cimirot, Marin, Bastien, Goreux – Obbi Oulare, Halilovic
Last matches of Standard Liege:
⚽️ 10.05.2019 – Standard Liège vs. Gent 2: 3 (First Division A)
⚽️ 05.05.2019 – Anderlecht vs. Standard Liege 2: 1 (First Division A)
⚽️ 26.04.2019 – Antwerp Vs. Standard Liege 2: 1 (First Division A)
⚽️ 19.04.2019 – Standard Liège vs. Genk 1: 3 (First Division A)
⚽️ 12.04.2019 – Standard Liège Vs. Anderlecht 5: 0 (First Division A)
Brugge – Statistics & Current Form
Brugge have been able to avert the title knockout and continue on the title track after beating Genk in the six-point game. To make it with the title defense in the Jupiler League, Club Bruges but urgently needed assistance. With the 3: 2 over KRC Genk Brugge proved again their offensive qualities. In the regular season Bruges had 64 goals in 30 league games, the strongest offensive of the Jupiler League. After a bumpy start to the championship round Brugge is again closely pursuing Genk and continues to expect two game days before the end of the season title chances. So far, Brugge have been able to win at Anderlecht and Gent on foreign soil, while in the away games against Antwerp and Genk they have lost points. In the regular season Brugge could build an away balance of 6-6-3. Only one of the last ten away games in the Jupiler League has been lost. In the title fight against Genk Brugge has in case of a point equality the nose ahead. The team of Ivan Leko launched in contrast to Genk namely with an even number of points, whereas the current leaders has rounded up a point “given”. Thus, even a dropout of Genk in Anderlecht would be enough for the Leko team to take over the group leadership in the championship playoffs on this match day.
With Hans Vanaken Club Bruges possesses one of the most dangerous offense players of the Belgian Jupiler League in the squad. No other player had more in the Jupiler League than the offensive player of Bruges. Overall, Vanaken have 14 goals and 16 assists. The performances of teammate Wesley were also impressive. The Brazilian scored 13 goals and also had eight assists on his account. In the high-profile offensive from Bruges the goal exploitation was not exactly surprising this season. Even in the six-point match against KRC Genk Brugge was able to turn the 0-1 half-time residue easily in the second half. In the match between Liège and Bruges a tip will be rewarded to the guests with odds of 1.95.
Expected formation of Brugge:
↪ Horvath – Denswil, Clinton, Mechele – Diatta, Rits, Vormer, Vanaken, Dennis – Wesley, Schrijvers
Last matches from Brugge:
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – Club Brugge vs. FC Bruges. Genk 3: 2 (First Division A)
⚽️ 05.05.2019 – Gent vs FC Bruges 0: 1 (First Division A)
⚽️ 28.04.2019 – FC Bruges vs. Anderlecht 1: 0 (First Division A)
⚽️ 22.04.2019 – Antwerp vs. FC Bruges 0: 0 (First Division A)
⚽️ 14.04.2019 – Genk Vs. Bruges 3: 1 (First Division A)
Standard Liege vs Brugge Direct Comparison
It will be the 138th duel between Liège and Bruges. The direct comparison is quoted by Bruges with a score of 56-33-48. Overall, fell in the 137 duels previously an average of 2.88 goals per game. Bruges celebrated two high wins in the last two duels against Liege, both in front of their home crowd. The last away win at Liège took place in January 2017, when Brugge won 3-0 away. In the last five away games at Liège Brugge has always scored at least one goal. In the regular season, there was a 3-1 home win over Bruges for Liège.
Standard Liege vs Brugge Our Best Betting Tips Explained
Already in the first round of the championship playoffs Brugge could celebrate a high victory over Standard Liege. Brugge will also have to contend with Liège in this duel, even though the task on foreign territory will not be easy. Liege was already the strongest home team in the Jupiler League in the regular season and only lost once. In the championship playoffs, the team of Preud’homme but not exactly convincing, especially since recently four games were lost in series.
Key Facts – Standard Liege vs Brugge tips
⭐️ Bruges is still in the championship fight and could conquer the championship lead in equal points with Genk.
⭐️ Liège has recently lost four games in a row.
⭐️ In the first half of the championship playoffs Bruges could celebrate a 4-0 victory over Liege.
In the last two home games Liège conceded two defeats, which were conceded three goals in each case. With Bruges the strongest offensive of the regular season is received. The guests are still in the title race and have in a possible tie with Genk in the lead. With three points behind, there are still two games left in the championship round. After the recent comeback win over Genk, we also expect a convincing performance from Brugge in Liège.
Bet Tip: over 1.5 goals Bruges (1.HT)