Betting preview: Standard Liège vs Anderlecht should be interesting

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Competition: Belgium Pro League
Competition: Sun 28.February
Match begins: 12:30 (UTC)
Venue: Stade Maurice Dufrasne

Standard Liège will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 2 points behind Anderlecht.

Insights:
  • Anderlecht has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (8) in Pro League

Standard Liège and Anderlecht should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Standard Liège form and stats

5 victories, 7 draws and 2 defeats. That’s what Standard Liège have to build on here at Stade Maurice Dufrasne in the Pro League. Two draws in a row at home now for Standard Liège.

Standard lost their last game at Zulte-Waregem (placed 7th) after a 2-3 scoreline. Before that, Standard Liège drew at home versus Antwerp.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Standard have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found seven matches with the results: Won two, drawn two and lost three.

Some members of the home team might already be thinking of their next match, the Belgian Cup game versus Club Brugge in only four days. This game is also played here at Stade Maurice Dufrasne.

The Standard fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 20 in 14 matches. Standard have conceded 16 in these home matches.

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Anderlecht form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Pro League travels is 3 wins, 6 draws and 5 defeats.

The attacking players of Anderlecht have been feeble for some time now, the team not scoring a league goal in the last 248 minutes.

Home advantage was not enough for Anderlecht in their previous game, as they lost their Pro League-match, hosting Kortrijk, 0-2. Ahead of that match was the away draw versus Cercle Brugge that ended 0-0.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Anderlecht playing away and similar expectations, we found six relevant matches. Results were two Anderlecht wins, two draws and two defeats.

After this away game Anderlecht return home for a Belgian Cup game against Cercle Brugge. That game is only three sleeps after this.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Anderlecht have scored 18 goals in 14 league games away. Anderlecht struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 21 goals conceded from these games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Anderlecht - Standard Liège 0-0. Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Standard won four games, three matches ended with a draw and Anderlecht has three wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: seven / three

Top Goalscorers

AnderlechtL. Nmecha
L. Nmecha
12 goals
Standard LiègeM. Balikwisha
M. Balikwisha
6 goals
StandardS. Amallah
S. Amallah
5 goals

Standard Liège missing players

Anderlecht missing players

Standard Liège Anderlecht
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
28 14 4 Played P 5 14 28
10 5 1 Won W 0 3 10
10 7 3 Drew D 3 6 12
8 2 0 Lost L 2 5 6
40 20 3 Scored S 5 18 36
34 16 2 Conceded C 7 21 29
93% 93% 75% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 93% 86%
75% 71% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 60% 79% 71%
57% 50% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 40% 57% 43%
32% 36% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 40% 36% 25%
7% 7% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 7% 4%
64% 71% 50% BTTS BTTS 60% 64% 50%
25% 21% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 7% 32%
18% 14% 25% Failed to Score F T 40% 36% 32%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.9 1.9 2.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.2 2.1 1.6
4 3 1 Red cards R C 0 2 3
 
8.2 8.7 7.8 Shots (avg) S ( 10.8 7.9 9
3.6 3.7 2.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.6 2.7 3.3
40% 38% 27% Goal Efficiency G E 28% 47% 39%
Key stats in Pro League this season:
  • Anderlecht has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (8) in Pro League
  • Anderlecht have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Club Brugge 26 19 3 4 55 18 13 9 1 3 24 11 13 10 2 1 31 7 37 60
2 Antwerp 28 14 6 8 44 36 14 7 4 3 22 17 14 7 2 5 22 19 8 48
3 Genk 28 12 7 9 52 40 14 7 4 3 30 18 14 5 3 6 22 22 12 43
4 KV Oostende 28 12 7 9 43 36 14 8 4 2 30 18 14 4 3 7 13 18 7 43
5 Anderlecht 28 10 12 6 36 29 14 7 6 1 18 8 14 3 6 5 18 21 7 42
6 Beerschot-Wilrijk 28 12 4 12 50 53 14 6 3 5 27 24 14 6 1 7 23 29 -3 40
7 Zulte-Waregem 28 12 4 12 44 49 15 5 2 8 19 30 13 7 2 4 25 19 -5 40
8 OH Leuven 27 11 7 9 44 43 14 7 2 5 19 18 13 4 5 4 25 25 1 40
9 Mechelen 28 11 7 10 42 44 15 4 4 7 23 26 13 7 3 3 19 18 -2 40
10 Standard Liège 28 10 10 8 40 34 14 5 7 2 20 16 14 5 3 6 20 18 6 40
11 Sporting Charleroi 27 11 6 10 40 36 12 5 3 4 13 9 15 6 3 6 27 27 4 39
12 Gent 28 10 7 11 41 34 13 5 3 5 23 17 15 5 4 6 18 17 7 37
13 Kortrijk 28 10 6 12 35 40 14 5 2 7 21 27 14 5 4 5 14 13 -5 36
14 AS Eupen 28 7 12 9 33 44 14 4 5 5 19 23 14 3 7 4 14 21 -11 33
15 Sint-Truiden 28 8 7 13 35 42 14 5 3 6 18 16 14 3 4 7 17 26 -7 31
16 Cercle Brugge 28 8 2 18 32 46 14 3 1 10 18 25 14 5 1 8 14 21 -14 26
17 Royal Excel Mouscron 28 6 8 14 24 43 14 3 5 6 14 18 14 3 3 8 10 25 -19 26
18 Waasland-Beveren 28 6 7 15 34 57 14 3 2 9 15 30 14 3 5 6 19 27 -23 25

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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.