Our prediction for this Belgian Cup match:
There will be fireworks when Standard Liege and Club Brugge face each other in the Belgian Cup quarter-finals on Thursday evening. The Red Devils aim to make amends for a heart-breaking 3-1 loss to Anderlecht, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Club Brugge. Since Standard have slim chances of winning the national championship, we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail in the Belgian Cup clash. All Fai, Oualere, Raskin, and Vanheusden are out of contention through injuries.
The Jupiler League champions, on the other hand, failed to book their place in the Europa League last 16, and, as a result, they will be fully focused on the national competitions in the remainder of the season. Given their attacking potential, we believe that punters can find value in betting on both teams to score. All Lang, Vanaken, De Ketelaere, Rits, Mitrovic, and Denswil have been tested positive for coronavirus.
Highlighted Player (Mehdi Carcela-González):
Despite being born in Liege, Belgium on July 1, 1989, Mehdi Carcela represents Morocco on the international stage. Carcela initially chose to play for his country of birth Belgium, taking part in two friendlies with the Red Devils, but in February 2011 he made his debut with Morocco.
He represented Morocco at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia, but the African side failed to make it to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament. Speaking of his club career, Mehdi Carcela played for the likes of Standard Liege, Anzhi, Benfica, Granada and Olympiakos (on loan). He currently plays for Standard Liege on loan from Granada.
Mehdi Carcela’s main position is right winger, but he is capable of playing as both attacking midfielder and left winger as well. In the 2008/2009 season the Morocco international won the Belgian Pro League with Standard and seven seasons later he repeated the success with Benfica as the Eagles won Primeira Liga. His preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (Club Brugge):
Founded in 1891, Belgium giants Club Brugge are one of the most decorated football clubs in the country. Also known as Blauw-Zwart due to their Blue and Black colours, Club Brugge have been crown champions of Belgium on 14 occasions which is second to Anderlecht.
Through their long-lasting history Club Brugge have enjoyed fair amount of European success.to this day in football history Club Brugge holds the European record number of consecutive participation in the UEFA Europa league – 20. The Blauw-Zwart have reached two European finals and two semi-finals so far. What is more, Club Brugge are the only Belgian side ever to play in the final of the European Cup so far, losing to Liverpool in the 1978 season.
Two years prior, Club Brugge lost the 1976 UEFA Cup Final to the same rivals. Club Brugge play their home games at the Jan Breydel Stadium, which is also home to city rivals Cercle Brugge. The two sides form a formidable rivalry contested in the Bruges Derby.