Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Standard Liege will be aiming to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Anderlecht when they take on St. Truiden in the Jupiler League round 9. The Red Devils have been having their ups and downs of late, but the bookies still see them as favourites to win Saturday’s clash. However, we are note tempted to put our money on the hosts this time out as both Fai and Al Dakhil are sidelined through suspensions.
De Kanaries, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Genk. Even though all Balongo, Pius, Steppe, and Steuckers are rated doubtful, we are tempted to put our money on draw as the hosts will be without two first-team regulars in Saturday’s showdown. You should bear in mind that St. Truiden defeated Standard Liege in their last meeting at the venue.
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.