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Club Brugge journey to Stade Maurice Dufrasne on Saturday for the First Division A game with hosts Standard Liège.
Our Standard Liège v Club Brugge tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below including the latest game odds.
Standard Liège will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 1-2 First Division A triumph vs Charleroi.
For Standard Liège, the scorers were Michel-Ange Balikwisha (79') and Nicolas Raskin (84'). Mamadou Fall (87') was the scorer for Charleroi.
It has not been often in recent times where Standard Liège haven’t conceded. The facts show that Les Rouches have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 6 goals along the way. Let’s see if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
A look at their previous results shows us that Standard Liège:
- haven't lost in the league to Club Brugge in their previous 2 matches.
- have not won against Club Brugge in their previous 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 8 home league matches. They have been so resilient here.
Club Brugge go into this game after a 3-0 First Division A win over RSC Anderlecht in their most recent match.
For Club Brugge, goals were scored by Krépin Diatta (23'), Hans Vanaken (48') and Ruud Vormer (94').
Indicating their fondness for fruitful matches, goals have been seen as many as 21 times in the previous 6 matches in which Club Brugge have taken to the pitch, yielding an average of 3.5 goals for each fixture. Their opponents have hit 4 from this total.
Their past results show that Club Brugge:
- haven't won against Standard Liège in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 10 away league matches. What an impressive run of results.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels dating back to 07/10/2018, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Standard Liège winning 2 of those games, Club Brugge 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
15 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 6 for Les Rouches and 9 coming from Blauw-Zwart. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
Team News: Standard Liège
There is just one fitness concern for the Standard Liège boss Philippe Montanier to be concerned about due to a largely intact group. William Balikwisha (Shoulder Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Club Brugge
Due to a mostly full-strength squad, there’s only a single fitness problem for the Club Brugge manager Philippe Clement to contend with. Matej Mitrovic (Heel Bone Injury) misses out for this game.
We’re of the view that Standard Liège will have to play well to see themselves scoring against this Club Brugge outfit who we reckon will manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We therefore see a very competitive game with a 0-1 winning margin for Club Brugge after 90 minutes.
Should be interesting.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Maurice Dufrasne (27,670)
Captain: Mehdi Carcela-González
Chairman: Bruno Venanzi
Manager: Philippe Montanier
Competitions: First Division A position 3, Europa League (Group D), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Star Man: Selim Amallah
Typically played in the Centre Midfield position, Selim Amallah was born in Hautrage, Belgium. Having made his senior debut playing for Royal Excel Mouscron in the 2015 - 2016 season, the skilful Midfielder has managed to score 2 league goals in this First Division A 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 7 appearances.