Standard and KV Oostende face at Stade Maurice Dufrasne, in a match for the 23rd round of the Pro League. Standard won out by (1‑4) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 14‑09-2019. The record of direct matches played at this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, as there were 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 games. But the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 22-12-2018, for the Pro League, which ended the victory of the Standard by (3-1). Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams have significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in 5th position, with 38 points won, after 11 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost at home to Gent by (0-1). In the last match, he won out against Mechelen by (2‑3). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 matches he has recorded 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 23 goals scored and 24 suffered; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with 23 goals scored and 13 suffered. In its last 10 home games for the championship the Standard won 6, drew 2 and lost 2, so it conquered 20 points in 30 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 games, so he has not presented great defensive solidity, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. This is a team that usually marks few times first: he only opened the scoring in 5 of his last 22 games for the Pro League, of these 5 he came to the break in advantage in 4 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 4. In 22 matches in the competition, suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 comeback.
That the Standard Liège campaign is good is nothing new, but it is not yet ideal for this team. In other words, the team is looking for a better position and will do everything possible to try to achieve it. Of course, it will not be easy and that does not depend only on you, but at least your part will try to fulfill successfully. That is precisely why he comes to the field to conquer a victory and cannot imagine leaving the field with a stumble. In this match, Orlando Sá and Noë Dussenne will be absent, for being in the medical department.
The visiting team is currently in 15th position, with 18 points won, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 14 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out against Sporting Charleroi by (5‑0). In the last game, he lost at home against Waasland-Beveren by (0-1). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 matches he has recorded 2 wins, 2 draws and 11 losses as a visitor, with 12 goals scored and 29 suffered; against 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in his stadium, with 21 goals scored and 27 suffered. For the championship, KV Oostende conquered 1 point in 30 possible, after 1 draw and 9 losses in the last 10 games he played as a visitor.
In this competition, he lost the last 8 away matches and won none of the last 10 he played as a visitor. In their matches for the league as a visitor the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (5 in 11 games). The team has not been very strong defensively, since it has always suffered goals in the last 10 games, and its attack needs to improve, since it did not score goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually marks few times first. In fact, he never opened the scoring in the last 22 games for the Pro League. In 22 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 comeback.
It is not surprising to see Ostende at the bottom of the table, as this is a reflection of his performance in the field. Of course, that does not make him happy, but he will need to show something better in the field if he wants to win some positions on the table. Points must be added in the maximum number of games possible, no matter where you play or who will face. Therefore, it is only up to Ostend to look for growth and he knows that he must work hard to achieve it. In this match, Renato Neto will be absent, for being in the medical department.