Match date: 02 Dec 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Belgium Football
| Stake: 7/10
| Pick: 1
| Match result:
2-0 - Won
Standard Liege welcoming St. Truiden in 1/8 finals of Belgium Cup. Standard Liege managed to get through to 1/16 finals by eliminating Coxyde from second league. They are now coming to this match after victory in previous round of Belgium Jupiler league over Waregem on the road 2:3. Standard didn't impressed with their performances in this season, they were eliminated from Europa league qualifications in final round by Norwegian Molde while in league are playing in variable form and currently are 9th place with 21 points, they must try to improve their defense since in 17 rounds they conceded 32 goals, while scored 22. It seems that they improved their shape, in last six matches they celebrated four times, got one draw and suffered one defeat against St. Truiden in 14th round. St. Liege showed great performances at home in this campaign and suffered only two defeats at home in all competitions. They have negative record against St. Truiden, in last five matches they suffered two defeats, got two draws and suffered one defeat. Standard Liege won the Cup six times so far, last time five seasons ago by beating Westerlo in final 2:0. They ended previous season at 4th position and now they seems out of the track with some improving of form in previous few matches, they will for sure give their best now and try to continue with with good results in Cup in order to reach quarter finals.
St. Truiden on the other side are at 8th position at the table with equal number of points as Standard Liege but with better goal difference. St. Truidem also must improve their performances but they are for sure satisfied with results so far, after great previous season when they won the title in second league and direct promotion into Belgium Jupiler league are doing fine job and currently occupy decent position far away from relegation zone. They had a decent start of this campaign but it seems that they dropped their form, they are without victory in last three matches, in last two rounds suffered two defeats and must try to get back on the track as soon as possible. They eliminate Bocholter from third league in 1/16 finals of the Cup but now must show outstanding performances to win here and reach quarter finals. As we already said, despite they dropped their form lately, St. Truiden showed that they can compete with teams from strongest Belgium league and achieve their main target and that is keeping their Jupiler league status, while now are facing with strong Standard and it will be very hard to advance to a next round.
Standard Liege will for sure try to exploit advantage of home field and reach quarter finals of Belgium Cup with strong support of their fans, while St. Truiden as newly promoted side doing fine job in this campaign but it will be really hard for them to achieve positive outcome in this match on the road against very unpleasant opponent, and I expect home victory here.