Gent 9/4 to beat Standard Liege in Fridays Belgium Pro League matchup
Competition: Belgium Pro League
Market: Gent win
Odds: 9/4 @ Bet 365
Two sides that are looking to get off to a winning start in their opening matchup of the new Belgium Pro League campaign, Gent will travel to last years runner-ups Standard Liege on Friday night.
Starting with the hosts on Friday, although Standard Liege may have enjoyed a successful run in the Championship play-off at the back end of last season and booking a spot in the Champions League qualifying, the hosts have been drastically short of form entering the new season. Aside from a 1-0 win over lower league Tubize earlier in the month, last years runners-ups are winless in their other four outings, losing three of those appearances. Along with holding the worst defensive record in the Top Six last season, Liege have also now shipped 11 in their five preseason matchups.
As for Gent, although they were one point away from booking their spot in the Europa League group stages, the visitors did end the year with a spot in the qualifying stage and will travel to Liege filled with confidence. Along with holding the best defensive record in the Belgium Pro League last season, Gent have impressed during their preseason campaign. Now unbeaten in their last 11 matches in all competitions, Gent have won 10 of those outings and along with keeping a clean sheet in six of those 10 victories, they have also found the net 13 times in their last five. Given their recent impressive run of form, we’re backing the visitors to come away with the win on Friday night.
Bet: Gent to beat Standard Liege in Fridays Belgium Pro League matchup 9/4 @ Bet 365