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The First Division A match at Stade Maurice Dufrasne on Sunday will see home side Standard Liège go into battle with opponents KV Kortrijk.
Our tips, poll and stats for Standard Liège v KV Kortrijk can all be found here - as well as the best betting odds.
Standard Liège, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 2-0 Europa League Qualifiers victory versus Bala Town.
A common feature of recent Standard Liège games is the number of nil scores.
Taking their previous 6 clashes before this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on BTTS would've lost.
Going into this one, Standard Liège are undefeated in their last 6 league matches at home.
KV Kortrijk will come into the meeting after a 3-0 First Division A win over Royal Excel Mouscron in their most recent fixture.
For KV Kortrijk, the scorers were Ilombe Mboyo (59'), Gilles Dewaele (63') and Eric Ocansey (83').
Throughout their six previous matches, Yves Vanderhaeghe's KV Kortrijk have managed to stick the ball in the net 7 times - giving them the goals per game average of 1.17.
Taking a look at their past results, KV Kortrijk:
- have left without a victory over Standard Liège in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 5 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 15/10/2017 shows us that Standard Liège have won 4 of these & KV Kortrijk 2, with the number of drawn matches standing at 0.
A sum of 19 goals were scored between them in this period, with 11 for Les Rouches and 8 belonging to De Kerels. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The last league match between these clubs was First Division A match day 24 on 31/01/2020 which ended up with the score at KV Kortrijk 3-1 Standard Liège.
The referee was Lothar D'hondt.
Team News: Standard Liège
Samuel Bastien (torn tendon), Maxime Lestienne (Muscle partial avulsion), Joachim Carcela-Gonzalez (Metatarsal Fracture) and William Balikwisha (Shoulder Injury) will be missing for Standard manager Philippe Montanier.
We think that Les Rouches should make use of the 4-3-3 system in the match, beginning the first half with Arnaud Bodart, Noe Dussenne, Konstantinos Laifis, Zinho Vanheusden, Collins Fai, Nicolas Raskin, Gojko Cimirot, Selim Amallah, Aleksandar Boljevic, Obbi Oularé and Duje Cop.
Team News: KV Kortrijk
In an otherwise available squad, there’s just the lone fitness issue for the KV Kortrijk manager Yves Vanderhaeghe to contend with. Brendan Hines-Ike (Muscle Injury) won’t be in action.
We’re of the thinking that De Kerels appear most likely to elect for a 5-3-2 formation, starting Adam Jakubech, Gilles Dewaele, Timothy Derijck, Lucas Rougeaux, Petar Golubovic, Kristof D'Haene, Evgen Makarenko, Julien de Sart, Hannes van der Bruggen, Eric Ocansey and Ilombe Mboyo.
We envisage that Standard Liège will likely get the goals that they need when they come up against KV Kortrijk, who might well find it difficult to score themselves.
Accordingly, we see a decent 2-0 winning score for Standard Liège at full-time.
⚽️ 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 Qual. (Second Round)
⭐ Key Man: Samuel Bastien
Regularly deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Samuel Bastien was born in Belgium. Having made a first senior appearance for RSC Anderlecht in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Midfielder has netted 2 league goals in this First Division A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 2 appearances.