Standard - Anderlecht
Standard welcome Anderlecht at their Stade Maurice Dufrasne for the 4th match of the Championship round. Standard had a good start with 2 wins so far but they had to bow down to Brugge at the weekend. They got humiliated with the 4:0 and the hosts showed them who is the favorite number one for the championship. But, there is something to play still. Brugge is on another level but Genk is showing sins of breaking down. To finish second and play the Champions League qualifiers would still be great.
This is a great derby match but Standard dominates at home.
Anderlecht is in all sorts of problems this season and there is no end in sight. They finished fourth in the regular but they may be even lower when this ends. With 3 loses from 3 matches play they are now having the worst season in ages. They lost 9 times in the regular part of the season and 8 times it was on away ground where they are especially weak. The defense keeps giving some easy goals and that was against the case against Antwerp. They lead the game early on but the inability to test the opponent s defense cost them the match. There was fan protest after the match but nothing exceptional happened. Anderlecht will ride this ship till the end it seems.
Standard won 6 of the last 8 at home vs Anderlecht and this seems like another 3 points.
Vanheusden(def.24-1) is suspended for Standard while Oulare(att.3-1) is injured. Anderlecht is missing Lokonga(mid.6-0).
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 14.04. 20:30h