Pro League: Anderlecht anticipated to subdue Standard Liège

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Competition: Belgium Pro League
Competition: Sun 16.January
Match begins: 17:30 (UTC)
Venue: Lotto Park (22500 seats)

Anderlecht are chasing the top league places while Standard Liège are more involved in staying out of trouble and relegation. May the best team win!

Insights:
  • Anderlecht is in the best form (5-1-0) in Pro League
  • Anderlecht have scored more than double the goals of Standard Liège.

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Anderlecht form and stats

When playing at home in the Pro League, Anderlecht have managed 5 wins, 4 draws and suffered 1 defeat from 10 games. Hopes of three in a row are alive for Anderlecht after consecutive victories at their own ground.

Happy days for Anderlecht in their previous game, a Pro League match away at Beerschot-Wilrijk (placed 18th) that ended with a 7-0 victory. As mentioned above, Anderlecht "killed" Beerschot-Wilrijk in their previous game. They need to reset completely for this one and beware of complacency. Gómez, defender, was given a rating of 9.72/10 in that game, top of the team. Gómez signed up for three assists, hit four key passes and won 6 of 7 duels.

Previous to that game, a Belgian Cup home match hosting Kortrijk in a game that was won 3-0.

Anderlecht are an "over 2,5 goals" team alone here at Lotto Park in their league games, having scored an impressive 25 goals in 10 matches. Anderlecht have conceded 14 in these home matches.

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Standard Liège form and stats

Playing away, Standard Liège have won 4 games, drawn 2 and suffered 4 defeats in the Pro League this season.

Home advantage was not enough for Standard in their previous game, as they lost their Pro League-match, hosting Zulte-Waregem, 0-1. Standard Liège had apparently made the football gods angry before the game against Zulte-Waregem, losing the match after hitting the woodwork three times. Carcela-González, attacking player, was the top performer on the team in that game, scoring a match rating of 7.14. Carcela-González dribled past the opponent 2 of 3 times.

It was a Belgian Cup defeat before that one as the away game against Gent wasn't a success with a 1-3 loss.

The visiting Standard Liège have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 13 goals from 10 games. In the opposite end, Standard have conceded 18 goals in their away games. Standard Liège has visited these top teams five times, and 5 of 5 has ended with 2 goals or more!

Head 2 Head

The two teams involved met each other before this season: Standard Liège - Anderlecht 0-1. Stats for the former ten meetings between these two sides are: five wins for Anderlecht, two draws and three wins for Standard Liège. Over 2,5 goals: six times; under 2,5 goals: four games.

Top Goalscorers

AnderlechtL. Refaelov
L. Refaelov
9 goals
AnderlechtJ. Zirkzee
J. Zirkzee
9 goals
AnderlechtB. Raman
B. Raman
7 goals

Anderlecht missing players

Standard Liège missing players

Anderlecht Standard Liège
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
21 10 4 Played P 5 10 20
10 5 4 Won W 1 4 6
8 4 0 Drew D 1 2 5
3 1 0 Lost L 3 4 9
50 25 12 Scored S 7 13 22
26 14 4 Conceded C 14 18 34
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
90% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 80% 70%
62% 60% 75% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 70% 55%
52% 50% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 100% 50% 35%
24% 30% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 20% 10% 10%
67% 80% 50% BTTS BTTS 80% 70% 60%
24% 20% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 20% 20%
10% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 20% 10% 20%
 
6.4 6.9 6.2 Corners for (avg) C F 4.2 4 5
3.9 3.3 3 Corners against (avg) C A 5.6 5.2 4
1.7 1.6 1.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.4 3.9 3.2
4 3 0 Red cards R C 0 1 4
 
15.7 17.5 20 Shots (avg) S ( 10.2 10.3 12.3
5.2 5.4 6.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.4 3.5 3.9
46% 46% 44% Goal Efficiency G E 41% 37% 28%
 
10.6 10.1 9 Shots against (avg) S A 13.8 12.7 11.3
3.1 3.2 2 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 5.8 4.7 4
Key stats in Pro League this season:
  • All of Anderlecht's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Anderlecht have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Anderlecht have scored more than double the goals of Standard Liège.
  • Anderlecht have the most scored goals (25) at home in Pro League
  • Anderlecht have the most scored goals in the second half (34) in Pro League
  • Anderlecht have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded at home.
  • Anderlecht haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Anderlecht is in the best form (5-1-0) in Pro League
  • Standard Liège have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Standard Liège have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Standard Liège haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Union Saint-Gilloise 21 15 2 4 50 20 11 7 1 3 23 11 10 8 1 1 27 9 30 47
2 Club Brugge 21 11 7 3 41 28 10 5 5 0 22 12 11 6 2 3 19 16 13 40
3 Anderlecht 21 10 8 3 50 26 10 5 4 1 25 14 11 5 4 2 25 12 24 38
4 Antwerp 20 11 4 5 37 24 10 6 2 2 21 12 10 5 2 3 16 12 13 37
5 Gent 21 10 4 7 33 22 10 7 1 2 22 11 11 3 3 5 11 11 11 34
6 Mechelen 21 10 3 8 37 37 11 7 2 2 23 15 10 3 1 6 14 22 0 33
7 Sporting Charleroi 20 9 5 6 38 29 10 4 2 4 13 12 10 5 3 2 22 17 9 32
8 Kortrijk 20 8 7 5 26 22 9 4 3 2 12 10 11 4 4 3 14 12 4 31
9 Genk 21 8 5 8 40 33 10 4 3 3 20 15 11 4 2 5 20 18 7 29
10 OH Leuven 21 6 8 7 29 34 11 4 3 4 14 17 10 2 5 3 15 17 -5 26
11 Cercle Brugge 21 7 4 10 28 28 11 3 2 6 12 14 10 4 2 4 16 14 0 25
12 AS Eupen 21 7 4 10 30 36 10 3 3 4 13 17 11 4 1 6 17 19 -6 25
13 Sint-Truiden 21 7 3 11 22 31 11 3 2 6 14 18 10 4 1 5 8 13 -9 24
14 KV Oostende 21 7 2 12 23 43 11 4 1 6 13 27 10 3 1 6 10 16 -20 23
15 Standard Liège 19 6 5 8 22 34 9 2 3 4 9 13 10 4 2 4 13 18 -12 23
16 Zulte-Waregem 21 6 5 10 31 45 11 3 2 6 17 27 10 3 3 4 14 18 -14 23
17 RFC Seraing 21 6 1 14 23 42 10 4 1 5 13 16 11 2 0 9 10 26 -19 19
18 Beerschot-Wilrijk 20 2 3 15 15 41 11 2 0 9 5 20 9 0 3 6 10 21 -26 9

Read more about Pro League

The First Division A is the top league of the football pyramid in Belgium, founded in 1895. It was earlier known as the Belgian Pro League. The season runs from July to May with 16 teams each playing 30 fixtures. The top six in the league table then play a championship playoff, the bottom team is relegated and places #7 to #15 have a Europa League playoff.