Antwerp vs Club Bruges
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Sunday, 19 August 2018
Kick-Off at 13:30 UK / 14:30 CET
Venue: Bosuilstadion, Deurne.
Antwerp look determined to make the top-six in the league standings at the end of the regular season of the new First Division A campaign. They started off in a fabulous fashion, winning two and drawing one of opening three ties.
As odd as it sounds, they’ve done it without being prolific in the final third, having scored only two goals in the process.
The hosts’ successes came from the rock-solid defensive line which is yet to concede a goal this season.
Such a fine spell of form will, however, face a serious test on Sunday afternoon when the reigning champions Club Brugge come to visit Bosuilstadion in one of the most exciting of the fourth-round clashes.
Antwerp vs Club Bruges: Head-to-head
- Club Brugge were entirely dominant in the history of head to head matches with Antwerp, winning 13 of 16 H2H outings.
- However, one of two draws came in the previous H2H clash between the two teams, as The Great Old managed to hold Club Brugge to a 2-2 scoreline in January this year.
- Blauw-Zwart were previously on a streak of four subsequent victories over Antwerp.
Antwerp vs Club Bruges: Prediction
The visitors began the title-defense quest in an excellent manner, winning each of opening three outings. They bagged an impressive nine-goal tally in the process as their main striker Jelle Vossen has been enjoying a scintillating from up front. Vossen bagged three goals so far in the season and he is our top recommendation for the anytime goalscorer pick in this tie.
Nevertheless, it will be anything but a one-way street for Ivan Leko’s men here, knowing that the hosts are yet to concede this season. Moving forward, Club Brugge struggled to create in their lone previous away fixture, beating Royal Excel Mouscron 0-1 two weeks ago.
The hosts will park the bus and it’s something they’ve done well so far. We will thus try and catch the value of the 2.00 odds offered for the Under 2.5 goals FT bet. The alternative option is draw at the half time at the odds of 2.25.
Antwerp vs Club Bruges: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00 (1/1)
Draw at the half time @ 2.25 (5/4).