Club Brugge vs Standard Liege predictions for Sunday Belgian Super Cup Final at Jan Breydel Stadium. As the league champions, Brugge have the luxury of playing the Super Cup on their own patch. Continue reading below to see our tips and predictions for this match.. So keep watching and enjoy your time.
Super Cup Final 2018
Belgian Super Cup Final Live Stream
Date : July 22, 2018
Kick-off: 2:00 PM ET
Vanu:Jan Breydel Stadium
Having regained the league title last season, Club Brugge, who’re Belgium’s most successful club in terms of victories in the Super Cup, will be looking to add to their trophy cabinet at the start of this new campaign. Ivan Leko’s men did drop off a bit towards the end of last season, and although they steadied themselves in time to secure the league title, they were pushed hard by Liege, who’re no mugs.
After a laboured start to the campaign last season, Liege rallied right at the end of the regular season and then came into their own when the division split into two. During the latter part of the season, the performances of Standard were impressive, so much so that they ended up just three points behind the league leaders and were undoubtedly the best footballing side in Belgium at the end of the campaign. With that strong finish behind them, Sunday’s visitors will be confident of kicking on this season.
Last season, certainly during the championship group, Brugge and Liege were by far and away the two best attacking teams in the division. Neither side is short of creativity, while both have players capable of scoring goals on a regular basis. Diaby, Vormer and Vanaken notched 40 goals between them for Brugge, while Edmilson Junior, who was arguably the most eye-catching player in the entire division last season, Sa Orlando and Emond scored 33 between them for Liege.
Both teams have got lots about them going forward, though as the last campaign illustrated, especially towards the end, neither are overly adept defensively. Against the weaker teams, both have got enough about them to keep clean sheets, though against the stronger attacking teams, especially against each other, they’re susceptible to conceding goals. Both teams have scored in each of the last five renewals of this fixture, as well as in eight of the last ten, while ‘Over 2.5 Goals’ has landed in eight of those ten too.
As good as Brugge can be going forward, their defensive frailties were there for all to see towards the end of the last campaign. The champions conceded in each of their last six fixtures during the last campaign. During that time, they shipped four in a thrilling 4-4 draw against Standard Liege. On that occasion, the respective defensive capabilities of each team were no match for what was on offer in either offensive third.
In addition, both teams have strengthened offensively during the summer. The hosts have brought in Siebe Schrijvers from Genk, while both Benito Raman and Jonathon Bolingi are now back at Liege after successful loan spells elsewhere.
At the end of the day, this is a match that both teams will feel they can win. Brugge will know Liege can be got at and aren’t likely to sit back, while much of the same can be said for the visitors. With the way the game is likely to unfold, coupled with how recent renewals of this fixture have gone, both ‘Over 2.5 Goals & Both Teams to Score’ and ‘Over 3.5 Goals’ are hard to ignore.Subcribe Now