Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Edmond Machtens Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between RWDM and Standard Liege, the two bottom-table sides. RWDM are eager to put an end to their four-game losing run and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against the Red Devils. Midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide is banned for the match, while both Kylian Hazard and Luis Segovia are sidelined with injuries.
Standard Liege, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Cercle Brugge. The Red Devils are still without midfielder Aiden O’Neill, who is representing Australia at the Asian Cup, while both Cihan Canak and Ibe Hautekiet are out of contention through injuries. Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Kanga is widely expected to lead the line for the visiting team. Anyhow, away win should be considered as RWDM have been totally out of form in January.
Highlighted Team (St Liege):
Standard are a Belgian football club based in Liege. The club was founded back in 1898 and 11 years later they joined Belgian First League. Les Rouches (the Reds) immediately dropped to the lower leagues, but in 1921 they returned to the Belgian top flight. Standard won their first Belgian League trophy in 1958, but you should have in mind that they were level on points with second-placed Royal Antwerp.
In 2009 the Reds clinched their tenth domestic title, beating Anderlecht in the title game. Talented midfielder Axel Witsel scored the winner for Standard in the 1-0 triumph over their bitter rivals. Standard play their home games at Stade Maurice Dufrasne, the venue that was opened in 1909. The capacity of the stadium is 30 023.
Maurice Dufrasne was the club’s chairman from 1909 until 1931. Speaking of the club’s European success, Standard participated in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup final in 1982, losing to La Liga giants Barcelona in the title game.