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The First Division A clash at Ghelamco Arena on Sunday sees hosts KAA Gent prepare for the visit of Standard Liège.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the KAA Gent v Standard Liège game including the latest game odds.
KAA Gent will be wanting a better result here after a 1-0 Conference League defeat last time out to Anorthosis Famagusta.
Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (27') was the scorer for Anorthosis Famagusta.
Hein Vanhaezebrouck's KAA Gent have netted 7 times in their preceding half-dozen outings. Conversely, the number of goals that have been scored against them in those same games amounts to 5.
Standard Liège will go into this match following on from a 1-0 First Division A win over Eupen in their previous outing.
In that game, Standard Liège had 46% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. At the other end, Eupen had 13 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Emmanuel Agbadou (45' Own goal) scored for Eupen.
In their previous six clashes, Standard Liège have bagged the sum of 8 goals. Standard Liège have also scored in every single one of those games. Over that period, their defenders have had 6 goals go into their own net.
Looking at their past form shows that Standard Liège:
- have not registered a win against KAA Gent when they've played them away from home in the last 6 league matches. Not good.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 03/11/2019 shows that KAA Gent have won 4 of these and Standard Liège 2, with the number of drawn games being 0.
A combined total of 16 goals were produced between them in these games, with 10 from De Buffalo's and 6 netted by Les Rouches. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The last league encounter featuring these sides was First Division A - Play-Offs match day 5 on 19/05/2021 and the score finished KAA Gent 2-0 Standard Liège.
In that match, KAA Gent managed 53% possession and 13 shots at goal with 6 on target. Goals were scored by Yonas Malede (7') and Roman Yaremchuk (94').
For their opponents, Standard Liège had 9 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
The referee was Alexandre Boucaut.
Team News: KAA Gent
The KAA Gent manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash thanks to a fully healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Standard Liège
With a completely injury-free squad to pick from, the Standard Liège boss Luka Elsner has zero fitness worries to speak of before this clash.
We feel that KAA Gent will most probably see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
At the same time, Standard Liège could well find it tough finding the net themselves but we do fancy them scoring here.
Accordingly, we see a controlled 3-1 winning margin for KAA Gent at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ghelamco Arena (20,000)
Captain: Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe
Chairman: Ivan De Witte
Manager: Hein Vanhaezebrouck
Competitions: First Division A position 7, Belgian Cup (Seventh Round), Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying), Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round), Conference League (Group B)
🔑 Star Man: Roman Bezus
Typically used in the Centre Midfield position, Roman Bezus was born in Kremenchuk, Ukraine. Having made a first senior appearance for Vorskla Poltava in the 2008 - 2009 season, the talented Midfielder has contributed 2 league goals in the First Division A 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in 10 appearances.