Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Standard Liege and Royale Union SG take on each other at Stade Maurice Dufrasne in a highly-anticipated Jupiler League game. The Red Devils failed to impress in a 2-0 loss at Eupen, but it is well known that they produce much better showings at home than on the travels. Canak is likely to replace Balikwisha in the starting XI as the later limped off with injury against the Pandas, while Philip Zinkernagel is banned for the match.
The vice-champions, on the other hand, aim to overtake Antwerp in second place in the standings. Considering that Standard failed to impress in their last league match, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visiting team. Head coach Karel Geraerts should have a full squad to choose from, which is yet another reason why we are going to put our money on the away side.
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.