Genk v Standard Liege Betting Tips: 1, 2019-02-08

International Football Tips

GENK v STANDARD LIEGE
First Division A
Friday 8th February 2019
Kickoff: 1930hrs
Pick: Genk to win
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.57 (odds taken at 23:25 GMT, 06 Feb 2019)

There’s an important encounter in the Belgian top flight on Friday night which sees a top four clash between Genk and Standard Liege as the betting tips continue at the Luminus Arena where Genk will look to see off another of their rivals.

First Division A Betting at Marathonbet

Genk Prediction

Genk proudly sit top of the Belgian First Division A with a commanding 9-point lead over their closest rivals and second placed Club Brugge as the balance of power has shifted in recent times and the league leaders will be keen to further extend their lead ahead of this weekend’s upcoming action.

This match will be their last league match prior to their resumption in the Europa League where they’ll face Slavia Prague in the knockout rounds but first is this Friday night clash in the First Division A where they’ve won five of their last six matches overall.

At home, the hosts still possess a very useful looking home record of 7-3-2 23/12 although they were handed a shock 2-1 defeat by bottom half outfit Royal Excel Mouscron last time out at their Luminus Arena, so they’ll be keen to set the record straight on Friday night.

 

Key-Facts – Genk v Standard Liege

  • Genk have won 5 of their last 6 matches in the First Division A
  • Standard Liege have won just 2 of their last 7 away matches
  • Genk beat Standard Liege 1-0 in their last home encounter

 

Standard Liege Prediction

Standard Liege sit in 4th place in the Belgian top flight and with a six point lead over 7th placed Anderlecht, look fairly well set to grab a place in the Championship Round when the domestic regular season ends and splits into the final two divisions.

Standard Liege are also in good form at the moment as they’ve won five of their last six matches overall which includes wins against Zulte-Waregem, Oostende, Sporting Charleroi, Kortrijk and Anderlecht.

However, all of these recent wins were expected from Standard Liege as they were all against teams that are situated outside of the top six, but they’ll face much tougher competition when they face Genk in their own backyard I fancy.

Form away from home has been patchy so far this season for the visitors who possess an away record of 4-4-4 14/13 and this could be the difference between the two sides here as Standard Liege have struggled to put any kind of consistent run together on their travels.

Betting Tips Verdict

Genk will look to assert their authority here, especially after their surprise loss to Mouscron last time out.


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