Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Monday’s football game between Standard Liege and Waasland-Beveren will bring down the curtain on day 30 of the new Jupiler League campaign. Standard do not seem to be at their sharpest at the moment, with the team losing each of their previous four league fixtures, while suffering elimination in the Europa League. The Red Devils are desperate to give fans something to cheer about, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Waasland-Beveren.
The visitors, on the other hand, did well to hold Genk to a 1-1 draw in their last game before the break, and they are surely capable of matching the out-of-sorts Red Devils behind closed doors. A close encounter is on the cards at Stade Maurice Dufrasne, and we are tempted to put our money on draw, but a high-scoring one as over 2.5 goals have been netted in six of Standard’s last seven games in all competitions.
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.