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The First Division A tie at Stade Maurice Dufrasne on Friday sees home side Standard Liège take on Eupen.
All Standard Liège v Eupen game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Standard Liège will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 4-1 First Division A defeat in their last game at the hands of Antwerp.
In that match, Standard Liège had 38% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. For Standard Liège, the goalscorers were Steven Alzate (40') and Merveille Bokadi (42' Own goal). On the other side, Royal Antwerp got 8 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Vincent Janssen (8', 87') and Arbnor Muja (29') scored for Antwerp.
In their last 6 fixtures, Ronny Deila's Standard Liège have netted 5 times - an average number of goals scored per match of 0.83.
Coming into this fixture, Standard Liège are undefeated in their last 2 league matches at home.
In their last fixture, Eupen drew 1-1 in the First Division A match with Oud-Heverlee Leuven.
In that game, Eupen managed 35% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Eupen was Smail Prevljak (92'). Oud-Heverlee Leuven had 18 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Jón Dagur Þorsteinsson (28') was the scorer for Oud-Heverlee Leuven.
The stats tell the story, and Eupen have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 13 goals in all. In defence, Eupen certainly have room for improvement. That kind of trend might not be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Pre-game facts show that Eupen:
- have not registered a win against Standard Liège in games played away from home for the previous 6 league matches. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 21/11/2020 shows that Standard Liège have won 4 of these & Eupen 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A combined total of 14 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 of them for Les Rouches and 4 coming from Pandas. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
The last league contest between the two was First Division A match day 16 on 05/11/2022 which ended up with the score at Eupen 2-0 Standard Liège.
In that game, Eupen had 51% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The goalscorers were Stef Peeters (78') and Djeidi Gassama (91').
On the other side, Standard Liège got 8 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
The referee was Wesli De Cremer.
Team News: Standard Liège
Gilles Dewaele (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Renaud Emond (Knee Injury), Jacob Barrett Laursen (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) and Nathan Ngoy (Hamstring Injury) will not be taking part for Standard Liège manager Ronny Deila. Suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Selim Amallah and Gojko Cimirot.
Team News: Eupen
Eupen manager Edward Still has not got a full squad to pick from. Amadou Keita (Muscle Injury) and Regan Charles-Cook (Ankle Injury) won’t be making appearances.
It looks to us that Standard Liège will probably create enough chances to score more than one when they line up against Eupen, who will be up against it to score themselves.
Accordingly, we see a fairly comfortable 2-0 margin for Standard Liège at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Maurice Dufrasne (27,670)
Captain: Noë Dussenne
Chairman: Pierre Locht
Manager: Ronny Deila
Competitions: First Division A position 6
🔑 Key Man: Selim Amallah
Normally taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Selim Amallah was born in Hautrage, Belgium. Having made his senior debut playing for Royal Excel Mouscron in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Midfielder has contributed 4 league goals in this Pro League 2022 - 2023 campaign so far in a total of 9 appearances.