Feyenoord have dropped just two points in the Eredivise since late September and can confirm their place in the Europa League knockout stage with victory in Liege on Thursday.
The Rotterdam club make the short trip across the border having won seven of their previous eight games domestically and they are climbing the standings thanks to a rock solid defence.
Feyenoord have conceded just three goals in that eight-game run, which has produced 22 points, and they now only trail leaders PSV and second place Ajax after an atrocious start to the campaign.
It is Europe that matters of course next up for Feyenoord and they will secure top spot in Group G with victory in Belgium.
The Dutch club face a Standard side already eliminated from this competition and will take confidence from the 2-1 win registered when the pair met earlier in the campaign.
That narrow success was achieved when Thursday’s visitors were yet to his their stride and Standard are now woefully out of form too.
Four matches lost consecutively was ended when Charleroi were beaten on the weekend, Igor di Camargo’s solitary strike enough to land the spoils, but Standard are all the way down in seventh position in the Pro League.
That is largely due to the fact that 26 goals have already been shipped, more than any other side in the top half of the table, and Standard’s home form has been wretched.
Just two wins all term domestically in front of their own fans at Stade Maurice Dufrasne is nothing to boast about while Standard also lost all three Europa League matches when hosting last season.
I don’t imagine this match will be too eventful and if Standard fall behind early on then heads could well drop. They are short on confidence and Feyenoord can take advantage.
4pts Back Feyenoord (vs. Standard Liege) @ 13/10 (Bet 365)