Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
Standard Liège will be visiting King Power at Den Dreef Stadium on Saturday for the First Division A tie with home side Oud-Heverlee Leuven.
Our tips, poll and stats for Oud-Heverlee Leuven v Standard Liège can all be found here - plus the latest match odds.
Oud-Heverlee Leuven fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 1-3 First Division A victory versus Waasland-Beveren.
For Oud-Heverlee Leuven, the goalscorers were Xavier Mercier (30', 58') and Thomas Henry (89'). Joseph Efford (51') scored for Waasland-Beveren.
It’s not been often in recent times where Oud-Heverlee Leuven have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that OHL have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 8 goals along the way.
Coming into this clash, Oud-Heverlee Leuven are without a win at home for the past 3 league matches.
Standard Liège come into this meeting following on from a 0-3 First Division A win vs Beerschot in their most recent match.
For Standard Liège, the goalscorers were Felipe Avenatti (32'), Maxime Lestienne (76') and Obbi Oularé (83').
A tendency of at least one team drawing a blank in games featuring Standard Liège has become evident recently. Checking on their last 6 meetings shows that this has occurred 5 times. In these clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal aggregate of 3 and Les Rouches have scored 6. That trend isn’t assured to follow through here, of course.
Coming into this clash, Standard Liège haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head meetings going back to 04/11/2012 reveals that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Oud-Heverlee Leuven. They’ve not managed to get themselves any wins whatsoever while Standard Liège have just been stronger than them, getting wins in 67% of those ties.
A combined total of 13 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 2 of them for OHL and 11 for Les Rouches. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.
The previous league contest between these sides was First Division A match day 24 on 30/01/2016 when it finished Oud-Heverlee Leuven 0-2 Standard Liège.
In that game, Oud-Heverlee Leuven had 48% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target.
Standard Liège got 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. Dossevi (3') and Gabriel Boschilia (25') scored.
The match was refereed by Jonathan Lardot.
Team News: Oud-Heverlee Leuven
Mathieu Maertens (Groin Injury), Derrick Tshimanga (Tear in the abductor muscle), Frédéric Duplus (Knee Injury) and Kenneth Schuermans (Achilles tendon rupture) aren’t available for OH Leuven boss Marc Brys.
It’s our opinion that OHL may well opt for a 4-3-3 formation this time, handing starts to Daniel Iversen, Dylan Ouedraogo, Sascha Kotysch, Toon Raemaekers, Barnabás Bese, Kristiyan Malinov, Kamal Sowah, David Hubert, Xavier Mercier, Thomas Henry and Yannick Aguemon.
Team News: Standard Liège
Standard manager Philippe Montanier has not got a full squad to pick from. Samuel Bastien (torn tendon), Joachim Carcela-Gonzalez (Metatarsal Fracture) and William Balikwisha (Shoulder Injury) will not be playing here.
There’s a good chance that Les Rouches will likely play in a 4-3-3 lineup with a starting lineup of Arnaud Bodart, Collins Fai, Zinho Vanheusden, Konstantinos Laifis, Nicolas Gavory, Eden Shamir, Gojko Cimirot, Nicolas Raskin, Maxime Lestienne, Felipe Avenatti and Duje Cop.
We feel that over the course of the game, Oud-Heverlee Leuven could find themselves struggling to see themselves scoring against this Standard Liège side who should get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’re therefore tipping a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 win for Standard Liège at the end of the match.
There should be little in it.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: King Power at Den Dreef Stadium (10,020)
Chairman: Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
Manager: Marc Brys
Competitions: First Division A position 9
🔑 Star Player: Xavier Mercier
Generally played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Xavier Mercier was born in Alés, France. After making a first senior appearance for EA Guingamp in the 2011 - 2012 season, the talented Midfielder has managed to score 3 league goals in the First Division A 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 4 appearances.