Club Brugge vs Eupen
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Sunday, 29 July 2018
Kick-Off at 13:30 UK / 14:30 CET
Venue: Jan Breydelstadion, Brugge.
The reigning champions begin the title-defense quest on Sunday afternoon when they play host to AS Eupen at Jan Breydelstadion. The hosts were already in action last weekend beating Standard Liege in the Super Cup final. The head coach Ivan Leko started with Hans Vanaken just behind Wesley and Jelle Vossen in a 3-5-2 formation. It worked very well against a formidable opposition as Vanaken and Wesley bagged two quick goals to push Blauw-Zwart two goals ahead before the break.
Club Brugge will thus be massive favourites to get off to a victorious start in the First Division A as they take on the modest Eupen side on the opening day of the new campaign. The visitors ended the Europa League play-offs at a disappointing fifth position (out of six teams) winning juts two of ten games in the finish of the previous term.
Club Brugge vs Eupen: Head-to-head
Club Brugge dominated this match-up over the course of history, winning five, drawing one and losing one of seven meetings with Eupen.
Pandas have never managed to avoid a defeat at Jan Breydelstadion where they suffered three losses in three games so far.
Interestingly, all of seven H2H games between these two teams produced at least four goals, while all but one saw the BTTS option “come in”.
Club Brugge vs Eupen: Prediction
Eupen showed a decent form in the pre-season as the head coach Claude Makelele has reason to be thrilled with how his troops’ attacking line functioned there. Pandas bagged eight goals in four straight wins which is why we’d not be surprised to see them find the back of the net past Club Brugge on Sunday.
Knowing that as many as six of past seven H2H games between these two sides saw goals scored at both ends, the stand-out bet has to be Club Brugge to win & BTTS at the odds of 2.50. Over 2.5 goals FT is a banker bet at 1.44, while you can also try with the Over 3.5 goals FT at 2.10.
Club Brugge vs Eupen: Bet Tips
Club Brugge to win & BTTS @ 2.50
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.10.