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The First Division A meeting at Stade Maurice Dufrasne on Sunday sees hosts Standard Liège welcome guests KAA Gent.
View all of the Standard Liège v KAA Gent predictions, poll and stats below (plus the best game odds).
Standard Liège go into this match after a 2-2 First Division A drawn result vs KRC Genk.
In that game, Standard Liège had 42% possession and 15 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Standard Liège, the scorers were Klauss (52') and Jackson Muleka (81'). KRC Genk got 13 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Junya Ito (59', 72') was the scorer for KRC Genk.
Mbaye Leye's Standard Liège have hit the back of the net a sum total of 7 times over their past six outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that they have conceded in those games stands at 9.
Looking at their past form shows that Standard Liège:
- have not emerged victorious against KAA Gent in their previous 4 matches in the league.
- are without a home win in the past 3 matches in the league.
KAA Gent will come into the game following on from a 1-0 First Division A win vs Cercle Brugge in their previous game.
In that match, KAA Gent had 64% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for KAA Gent was Alessio Castro-Montes (81'). For their opponents, Cercle Brugge got 7 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
The trend of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games involving KAA Gent has been fairly consistent in recent matches. A glance at their last 6 meetings reveals that it’s happened 5 times. During these clashes, their opponents have managed a goal aggregate of 6 and De Buffalo's have scored 7. Still, we must now wait to see whether the trend will be sustained in this upcoming game or not.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that KAA Gent:
- are undefeated in their last 5 league matches away from home.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 22/02/2019 shows that Standard Liège have won 1 of these games and KAA Gent 5, with the number of drawn results being 0.
A total of 19 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 for Les Rouches and 12 coming from De Buffalo's . This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The last league game between the two was First Division A match day 16 on 13/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of KAA Gent 2-1 Standard Liège.
The referee was Lawrence Visser.
Team News: Standard Liège
Standard Liège boss Mbaye Leye will be thankful to have no fitness concerns to speak of before this match with a completely injury-free group to pick from. Konstantinos Laifis is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: KAA Gent
Due to a fully healthy squad to pick from, KAA Gent manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck has zero fitness worries to speak of coming into this match.
When taking all factors into account, KAA Gent and Standard Liège could both well score here although it’s hard to see a clear-cut winner.
A draw is a real possibility, as we are expecting there to be little between them. We’re therefore expecting a very even match with a 1-1 scoreline at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Maurice Dufrasne (27,670)
Captain: Mehdi Carcela-González
Chairman: Bruno Venanzi
Manager: Mbaye Leye
Competitions: First Division A position 12, Belgian Cup (Final), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Star Player: Samuel Bastien
Normally taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Samuel Bastien was born in Belgium. After making a first senior appearance for RSC Anderlecht in the 2014 - 2015 season, the talented Midfielder has struck 4 league goals in this First Division A 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 22 appearances.