The First Division A clash at Stade Maurice Dufrasne on Sunday will see home side Standard Liège playing against opponents RSC Anderlecht.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Standard Liège v RSC Anderlecht can be found here (including the best match odds).
Standard Liège will be hoping for a better result following a 3-2 First Division A loss in their previous game against SV Zulte Waregem.
For Standard Liège, goals were scored by Klauss (11') and Samuel Bastien (53'). Jean-Luc Dompé (15') and Gianni Bruno (56', 59') scored for SV Zulte Waregem.
Standard Liège haven’t had any problems with scoring, finding the back of the net in one hundred percent of their last 6 matches.
They’ve claimed a sum of 10 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 10.
A look at their previous results shows us that Standard Liège:
- haven't been beaten in the league by RSC Anderlecht in their last 2 matches.
- have not beaten RSC Anderlecht in their previous 3 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against KV Kortrijk in First Division A competition, RSC Anderlecht will be aiming to make amends here.
Trent Sainsbury (45') and Zinho Gano (74') scored for KV Kortrijk.
A sequence of dependable showings from the RSC Anderlecht defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their past 6 outings combined. During the same period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 9. Such a pattern isn’t assured to follow through here, though.
Their prior results show that RSC Anderlecht:
- haven't won against Standard Liège when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels going back to 03/02/2019, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Standard Liège winning 2 of those games, RSC Anderlecht 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
14 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 for Les Rouches and 5 for Paars-wit. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was First Division A match day 14 on 29/11/2020 which ended up with the score at RSC Anderlecht 0-0 Standard Liège.
The match was refereed by Jonathan Lardot.
Team News: Standard Liège
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just one fitness concern for the Standard Liège manager Mbaye Leye to be concerned with from an otherwise complete squad. Zinho Vanheusden (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is sidelined.
Team News: RSC Anderlecht
Due to a mostly full-strength group, there’s just the one fitness worry for the RSC Anderlecht gaffer Vincent Kompany to contend with. Hendrik Van Crombrugge (Back Injury) won’t be playing here.
It’s looking like RSC Anderlecht and Standard Liège should both get enough opportunities to score, although it’s hard to separate the two.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square. We therefore see a hard-fought 1-1 score draw when all is said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Maurice Dufrasne (27,670)
Captain: Mehdi Carcela-González
Chairman: Bruno Venanzi
Manager: Mbaye Leye
Competitions: First Division A position 10, Belgian Cup (Quarter-Finals), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Player: Selim Amallah
Typically played in the Centre Midfield position, Selim Amallah was born in Hautrage, Belgium. After having made a senior debut playing for Royal Excel Mouscron in the 2015 - 2016 season, the dangerous Midfielder has managed to score 5 league goals in this First Division A 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 19 appearances.