Standard Liege v Feyenoord

Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014
Venue: Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Liege
Kick off time: 20:05 hrs BST

Group G of the Europa League will see group leaders Feyenoord clash with fourth placed side Standard Liege. Feyenoord need a point to be certain of qualification while a win will ensure that they qualify as group leaders. Liege have absolutely no hope of making it to the next stage and will be playing for pride in front of their own set of supporters.

Standard Liege’s form: L-L-L-L-W

Liege are coming into this game on the backs of a much needed 1-0 away win in their domestic league against Sporting du Pays de Charleroi. It was not the best of matches, but it gave the side their only win in their last five competitive matches.

Liege had somehow conspired to lose all four of their games which preceded the one at the weekend. During that time, they had conceded 11 goals while scoring just 3. It remains to be seen whether the win means anything in this upcoming game. The side come into this one as rank outsiders.

Feyenoord: W-D-W-W-W

Feyenoord have hardly put a foot wrong in their last five games, where the Dutch side have obtained 4 wins and a draw. The draw had come in the Eredevise on November 9 when the side played out a goalless draw away from home at Vitesse.

Besides this one drawn game, the visitors had beat Sevilla at home quite comfortably by a couple of goals to nil. They come into this game on the backs of a 5-2 hammering of SBV Excelsior away from home last weekend.

Key Players

Standard Liege: Belgian Igor de Camargo scored the winning goal for his side at the weekend and he will hope that he can do a repeat performance on Thursday night for a side which is really flattering to deceive.

Feyenoord: Jens Toornstra has scored in almost each of the last few games for the visitors and the Netherlands midfielder has been excelling in his advanced role.

Betting Advice

An away win (2.3 at bet365) is definitely on the cards. By the looks of it, Liege will concede a few goals here. Over 2.5 goals in the game looks a cert at 2.0 with William Hill.