Football betting preview: Standard Liège favourites when Kortrijk visits

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Competition: Belgium Pro League
Competition: Sun 20.September
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade Maurice Dufrasne (27670 seats)

It's early days in the Pro League and both Standard Liège and Kortrijk are still hoping for a flying start in order to set the tone for the season. Three points can make a big difference at this stage.

Standard Liège and Kortrijk 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

Only two Pro League home games for Standard Liège so far, yet both highs and lows with 1 win, 1 draw and 0 defeat.

Standard are hoping to put things right at home after a defeat in their previous match, the score 0-1 away versus OH Leuven. In the game before, an away victory match versus Beerschot-Wilrijk with a 3-0 scoreline.

It's still early days, but we have some goal stats for the Standard Liège at home in the league. 1 on target and 0 scored by the opposition; from 2 matches.

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Kortrijk form and stats

Kortrijk are on a winning streak away after three games, as mentioned below. A maximum 6 points in the bag from 2 travels in the Pro League.

The Kortrijk goalkeeper Adam Jakubech is collecting clean sheets like a laundry worker. It's been 301 league minutes without conceding a goal, and counting.

Kortrijk had fun at their own home (Stade Maurice Dufrasne) last time out, beating Royal Excel Mouscron 3-0. I. Mboyo, G. Dewaele and E. Ocansey scored. Ahead of that match was the victory versus Cercle Brugge at their stadium, the result 1-0.

3 goals so far away for Kortrijk, while their defence has allowed the opposition to score 1. All from 2 league matches away.

Head 2 Head

As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's six Standard victories, one draw and three Kortrijk wins. Over/under statistics; nine of these games ended with three goals or more, one match with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

StandardS. Bastien
S. Bastien
2 goals
KortrijkI. Mboyo
I. Mboyo
2 goals
Standard LiègeS. Amallah
S. Amallah
1 goals

Standard Liège missing players

Kortrijk missing players

Standard Liège Kortrijk
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
5 2 0 Played P 0 2 5
3 1 0 Won W 0 2 3
1 1 0 Drew D 0 0 1
1 0 0 Lost L 0 0 1
6 1 0 Scored S 0 3 7
2 0 0 Conceded C 0 1 4
80% 50% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 80%
40% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 50% 60%
40% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 50% 60%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 20%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
20% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 50% 40%
60% 100% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 50% 60%
40% 50% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 20%
 
5.4 5.5 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 7.5 5.6
4.2 4.5 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 5 3.4
2.6 3 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 2 1.8
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
58 17 0 Total Shots T S 0 10 43
28 9 0 Shots on Target S O 0 5 18
21% 11% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 60% 39%
Key stats in Pro League this season:
  • Kortrijk have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Kortrijk have won all their away games so far.
  • Kortrijk have won significantly more corners away than at home.
  • Standard Liège has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (0) in Pro League
  • Standard Liège have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Standard Liège have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
Standard Liège Last season Kortrijk
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
29 15   Played P   14 29
14 9   Won W   4 9
7 4   Drew D   3 6
8 2   Lost L   7 14
47 24   Scored S   16 40
32 9   Conceded C   22 44
93% 87%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   93% 97%
79% 67%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   93% 86%
59% 47%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   64% 62%
31% 13%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   21% 34%
10% 7%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   0% 7%
62% 47%   BTTS BTTS   57% 59%
28% 47%   Clean Sheets C S   14% 17%
17% 20%   Failed to Score F T   36% 28%
 
5.3 5.5   Corners for (avg) C F   3.9 4.9
3.9 3.5   Corners against (avg) C A   5 4.4
1.3 0.9   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.8 1.8
6 2   Red cards R C   1 1
 
229 100   Total Shots T S   61 145
94 36   Shots on Target S O   31 78
50% 67%   Goal Efficiency G E   52% 51%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Sporting Charleroi 5 5 0 0 9 1 2 2 0 0 3 0 3 3 0 0 6 1 8 15
2 Beerschot-Wilrijk 5 4 0 1 11 7 3 2 0 1 8 6 2 2 0 0 3 1 4 12
3 Standard Liège 5 3 1 1 6 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 2 0 1 5 2 4 10
4 Kortrijk 5 3 1 1 7 4 3 1 1 1 4 3 2 2 0 0 3 1 3 10
5 Club Brugge 5 3 0 2 10 4 3 1 0 2 4 3 2 2 0 0 6 1 6 9
6 Anderlecht 5 2 3 0 10 6 3 2 1 0 6 2 2 0 2 0 4 4 4 9
7 OH Leuven 5 2 2 1 7 6 3 1 1 1 3 4 2 1 1 0 4 2 1 8
8 Antwerp 5 2 1 2 6 7 2 1 1 0 2 1 3 1 0 2 4 6 -1 7
9 Zulte-Waregem 5 2 0 3 7 8 3 1 0 2 5 5 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 6
10 Cercle Brugge 5 2 0 3 5 7 2 1 0 1 2 2 3 1 0 2 3 5 -2 6
11 AS Eupen 5 1 3 1 4 7 3 1 1 1 3 6 2 0 2 0 1 1 -3 6
12 KV Oostende 5 1 2 2 4 5 2 0 1 1 3 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 -1 5
13 Sint-Truiden 5 1 2 2 6 8 3 1 1 1 4 4 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 5
14 Genk 5 1 2 2 6 9 2 0 1 1 2 3 3 1 1 1 4 6 -3 5
15 Mechelen 5 1 1 3 5 7 3 0 1 2 4 6 2 1 0 1 1 1 -2 4
16 Gent 5 1 0 4 4 7 2 1 0 1 2 2 3 0 0 3 2 5 -3 3
17 Waasland-Beveren 5 1 0 4 7 14 2 0 0 2 2 5 3 1 0 2 5 9 -7 3
18 Royal Excel Mouscron 5 0 2 3 2 7 2 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 2 1 2 5 -5 2

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.