Akhisarspor – St. Liege SOCCER PICKS
Akhisar Belediye and Standard face, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 4 th position, without any points conquered, after 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Sevilla, by (2-3). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Krasnodar, by (2-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 28 conceded; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 24 goals scored and 23 conceded. In their last match, for the Süper Lig, they beat Fenerbahçe at home (3-0). In the last 10 home matches Akhisar Belediye has won 3, tied 3 and lost 4.
For this competition, it records a sequence of 5 defeats in its last matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches for this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 8 times and never got the comeback. In the last 11 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 7 of their 15 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Akhisar team made a terrible campaign throughout the group stage, without even adding a point, so it comes to this confrontation with no possibility of advancing phase. Due to the fact of facing a team that is still fighting for a place in the next phase, the difficulties should appear, so it will be important to stay focused throughout the 90 minutes of play. In the last round, the Akhisar team was defeated outside the home by the Krasnodar, by the score of 2×1. The coach should not have important absences for this game.
After 3 wins and 2 losses, the away team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 9 points won. In the last match, they won by (1-0) at home against Sevilla, after in the previous match, having lost by (2-1) away with Krasnodar. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the Pro League, they tied with Sint-Truiden away by (1-1). In the last 10 away matches Standard has a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses. The team has conceded goals in 4 of the last 5 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have always scored at least one goal in the last 5 matches for this competition. This is a team that scores only few times and was only able to open the scoring in 3 of its last 15 games, of these 3 came to rest in advantage in 2 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 2. In 15 matches, only got 1 comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Standard Liège team still has the potential to advance phase, but it needs an excellent result away from home in this confrontation and the teams that are better classified in the table. Playing away from home it is essential that the team of Standard Liege get to show good football, knowing how to score strong and at the same time attack with quality. In the last round, the Standard Liège team achieved an optimal home victory over Sevilla, by the score of 1×0. The coach must go with maximum force for this confrontation.