Krasnodar – St. Liege SOCCER PICKS
Krasnodar and Standard meet forces, 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.
After 2 wins and 1 loss, the home team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 6 points won. In the last game, they lost by (2-1) out against Standard, after in the previous match, they won by (2-1) at home with Sevilla. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a home tie against Rostov by (2-2). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Krasnodar won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their attack has scored regularity, as they scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 9 times, but got the comeback in 4.
The Krasnodar team, currently, is within the qualifying zone for the next phase, but nothing is guaranteed, as the group is very balanced. Playing inside the home, the Krasnodar team hopes to have control of the game, to control the pace and who knows how to add the three points. In the last round, the Krasnodar team ended up being defeated by Liege’s Standard, by the 2×1 score. The local coach must take to the field what is best for him at his disposal for this duel, since he needs the three points.
The away team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 6 points won, after 2 wins and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Akhisar Belediye, by (2-1). In the last match, they won in a home 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 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 22 goals scored and 27 conceded; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 18 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home defeat with Antwerp by (0-2). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Standard won 3, drew 2 and lost 5. The team allowed goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for the opponent, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 22 of the last 32 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 3 of its last 15 games, of these 3 it reached the break in advantage in 2 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 1. In 15 games, it suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 comeback.
By eye in a place for the next phase, the Standard Liege team will enter the field with the desire to add at least one point. Playing outside the home, the Liège Standard team knows the difficulties they will face, therefore, they will have to show strong football inside the field, in order to try to support the owners of the house. In the last round, Liege’s Standard won a home victory over Krasnodar, by the score of 2×1. The visiting coach must go to the field with maximum force in this round.