The Belgian Jupiler League takes place on the 23rd day of the week. The final round of this round is played by Eupen and Standard Liège. Both teams have lost on the weekend defeats and want to correct this on Thursday. And both need points for their respective goals.
Eupen is currently ranked thirteen out of sixteen and will probably end up winning as many of them as the last drop in the Belgian Jupiler League. Even as a penultimate, you still have the chance to win a Europa League qualifying place. However, Eupen is only five points ahead, so the team has to collect a few points here and there. At Eupen, Eupen’s goal is to go home, as the home stadium has already won thirteen points out of eleven games. This is not much, but still better than the club’s 2-1-8 home away from home. At home there were last two defeats against top riders Bruges and Genk. Prior to this, Eupen stayed in the league and trophy without defeat in seven home games. However, Eupen always managed to concede two goals in six of these seven home games. What we would have to do with the topic is that with 51 opponents, Eupen is the weakest defensive in the league. Alone at home, the team collected 25 contenders in eleven games. But: With a total of 32 own goals in 22 games, Eupen is also a hit. Eupen scored the second-most goals from the teams in the five to sixteen runners-only Standard Liege has more.
With a total of 36 goals, standard Liege is even more accurate, the team is much better in the table but not necessarily. With 31 points, Standard Liege has eleven more than Eupen, which is enough in the Jupiler League at the moment but only for rank nine. The goal is at least sixth place to qualify for the championship round, thus increasing the chances of an international competition in the next season. At the moment, Standard Liège has four points behind the said sixth place and still has a catch-up game in the backhand. Given a threesome, the situation would immediately look much more friendly. Not so friendly and especially not really successful the last games. Standard Liege have not won any of their last four Ligaspiele. After three draws in the series, the last weekend of the start of the new calendar year, there was a clear 3-0 home draw against FC Brügge. Also the test games in the preparation were defeated with defeats against Borussia Dortmund (0: 3) and FC Vaduz (3: 4). Above all, the shoe presses at Standard Liege. While there is a strong 7-2-2 record at home, there were ten wins in the Jupiler League; But also five points and four defeats. With a total of seven draws, Standard Liege has the most of all Jupiler League clubs.
That Eupen is able to withstand most of the home opponents, proved the club in the Belgian Cup. Thereupon Eupen urged to the semifinals and lost the first leg of the current Second Zulte Waregem just barely 0: 1. The decisive goal fell four minutes before the end. Nevertheless, everything is still in the game. For the upcoming game against standard Liege, I count on Eupen outsider chances. The reason for this is especially the weakness of the guests, who have won only one of ten league games in the foreign country.