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The First Division A match at Lotto Park on Sunday will see home team RSC Anderlecht taking on opponents Standard Liège.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for RSC Anderlecht v Standard Liège can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
RSC Anderlecht, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-7 First Division A success over Beerschot.
In that game, RSC Anderlecht had 72% possession and 15 shots at goal with 9 on target. For RSC Anderlecht, the goalscorers were Yari Verschaeren (8', 19'), Joshua Zirkzee (35'), Lior Refaelov (47'), Benito Raman (63', 68') and Francis Amuzu (72'). On the other side, Beerschot got 5 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
RSC Anderlecht haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They have claimed a sum of 22 during that time and have conceded a total of 4. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of SV Zulte Waregem in First Division A action, Standard Liège and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Standard Liège had 57% possession and 19 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, SV Zulte Waregem had 8 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Zinho Gano (55') was the scorer for SV Zulte Waregem.
The stats don’t lie, and Standard Liège have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 11 goals in total. Defensively, Standard Liège just haven’t been too solid at all.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head results stretching back to 05/05/2019 reveals that these encounters have not been fruitful for Standard Liège. They’ve not been able to register any victories whatsoever while RSC Anderlecht have been the better of the two, getting wins in 67% of those ties.
A combined sum of 11 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 8 of them from Paars-wit and 3 for Les Rouches. That is an average goals per game value of 1.83.
The previous league match featuring these clubs was First Division A match day 8 on 19/09/2021 and the score finished Standard Liège 0-1 RSC Anderlecht.
On that occasion, Standard Liège managed 40% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
For their opponents, RSC Anderlecht had 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. Lior Refaelov (12') was the scorer.
The referee was Nicolas Laforge.
Team News: RSC Anderlecht
The RSC Anderlecht manager Vincent Kompany will be grateful to have no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game thanks to a fully healthy squad available for selection.
In all likelihood, Paars-wit should employ a 4-4-2 formation in the match and select H. van Crombrugge, Michael Amir Murillo, B. Mykhaylichenko, Wesley Hoedt, Sergio Gomez, Yari Verschaeren, Josh Cullen, Kristoffer Olsson, Lior Refaelov, Joshua Zirkzee and Francis Amuzu.
Team News: Standard Liège
Due to a mostly available squad, there’s only a single fitness issue for the Standard Liège gaffer Luka Elsner to be concerned about. Daouda Peeters (neuropathy) misses out for this game. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Collins Fai and Merveille Bokadi.
We’re of the thinking that Les Rouches might utilise a 4-3-3 lineup, choosing Arnaud Bodart, Ameen Al Dakhil, Moussa Sissako, Noe Dussenne, Cihan Canak, Samuel Bastien, Nicolas Raskin, Selim Amallah, Aron Dönnum, João Klauss and M. Carcela-Gonzalez.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Standard Liège have the capability to breach the defence of this RSC Anderlecht outfit, but that possibly won’t quite be enough to avoid defeat.
We think that it’s going to be a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning margin for RSC Anderlecht after the 90. Let’s see what happens here.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Lotto Park (22,500)
Captain: Hendrik Van Crombrugge
Chairman: Wouter Vandenhaute
Manager: Vincent Kompany
Competitions: First Division A position 3, Belgian Cup (Semi-finals), Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
🔑 Star Man: Joshua Zirkzee
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Joshua Zirkzee was born in Schiedam, Netherlands. After making a first senior appearance for Bayern Munich II in the 2019 - 2020 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 9 league goals in this First Division A 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 19 appearances.