Standard Liege - KVC Westerlo predictions and free betting tips [22/09/2023]
A thrilling match straight from Belgium is up next. The 8th round of the Pro League is set to commence this Friday, featuring a clash between "Westerlo" and "Standard". The encounter promises to be a nail-biter since both clubs are scrapping it out in the lower reaches of the league table. The match will unfold at the "Maurice Dufrasne" stadium. Let's dive into this scenario and decide what might be worth betting on.
Last year, the ten-time Belgium champion demonstrated its prowess by securing 7th place. Their aim was European competition; however, they were unlucky in the final phase. Currently, the eminent club is performing disastrously and is 14th in the league with just a single point on board.
In their 3rd match of the season, the team scraped a draw against "Charleroi" (1:1). But they succumbed to a defeat in their next encounter against "Cercle Brugge" (0:1). Subsequently, they managed a stalemate with "Kortrijk" (1:1). After that, the lads achieved another draw against "RWDM" (1:1). In the most recent round, they achieved their maiden victory of the season against "Eupen" with a scoreline of 3:1.
Last season, they arrived as debutants of the championship and delivered an impressive performance a la "Union", finishing up in 8th place in the league. Albeit, their current standing is disappointing, with the team acquiring merely a point after 7 rounds.
Since the second match, "Westerlo" has been on a losing streak, starting with a defeat against "Brugge" by the smallest of margins. Subsequently, they succumbed to "Gent" with a scoreline of 1:3. In the ensuing round, "Westerlo" was defeated by "Anderlecht" (1:2). Afterwards, they were bested at their home ground by "Mechelen" (2:3). They also experienced a defeat against "Cercle Brugge" (1:2). And in the most recent round, the team was beaten at their home ground by "Antwerp" (0:3).
Head to Head
The previous duel between "Westerlo" and "Standard" took place on 20th May 2023. In that confrontation, "Westerlo" triumphed, overcoming their rivals with a scoreline of 3:0.
Both teams are struggling at the moment, but for me, the home team stands as the favourite. "Standard" have managed to collect at least 6 points, and they won their last match. "Westerlo", however, is on the losing end due to major defensive issues. Based on this, I suggest backing a "Standard" victory.