Friday’s Belgian Jupiler League match between Gent and Standard Liege will take place at the GHELAMCO-Arena. Both teams have had comparable seasons thus far.
Three points behind the top four in the league, Gent are currently in fifth place. The team led by Hein Vanhaezebrouck has been in outstanding form lately, winning five straight games in all competitions. They will try to beat Standard Liege on Friday in order to extend their winning streak.
Five points behind their rivals in seventh place on the table is Standard Liege. Four of their last five games, across all competitions, have been losses for Ronny Deila’s team, who have recently struggled. With a victory over Gent on Friday, they will be hoping to turn things around. We will have to keep tabs on the latest Belgian Jupiler League live scores to see what happens, as there will undoubtedly be plenty of excitement throughout the contest.
Because each team will have a different motivation for winning, it should be an engaging contest.
The most recent head-to-head matchup between the two teams favours Gent, who have won four of their last five games against Standard Liege without losing. In the first match, which took place in July, the two teams managed a 2-2 draw.
Tarik Tissoudali and Darko Lemajic countered goals from Selim Amallah and Noe Dusenne to ensure that the spoils were split on the evening.
Both teams have recently been in drastically different forms, and that should be evident during Friday’s game.
For Gent, Tarik Tissoudali, Darko Lemajic, and Andreas Hanche-Olsen are all sidelined with injuries. For the game.
Standard Liege will be without a large number of players too. Konstantinos Laifis and Philip Zinckernagel are suspended, and Gilles Dewaele, Nathan Ngoy, and Renaud Emond are all out with injuries.
1×2 Betting Odds
Given the disparity in quality and form between the two teams, it is difficult to see Standard Liege winning the match. Gent should be able to win easily, given their quality.
And the betting market is in agreement.
Gent are the favourites to win with odds @ 1.69.
Given all their injuries, the away side are massive underdogs with odds @ 5.30.
The possibility of a stalemate stands @ 4.20.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals score will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.80.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.16.