Cercle Brugge vs Anderlecht Prediction & Match Preview

Cercle Brugge vs Anderlecht Prediction and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Cercle Brugge vs Anderlecht
Belgium – Jupiler League
Date: Saturday, 30 July 2022
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Jan Breydel Stadion.

Round Two of Belgian Jupiler League kick-start this week as Cercle Brugge play host to Anderlecht. These two sides will be seen clashing at Jan Breydel Stadion this Friday in this new season.

Cercle Brugge finished the 2021/22 season at the mid-table securing 45 points from 34 matches. They were denied promotion to Conference League group by just 7 points. The hosts actually only conceded 46 league goals through the campaign, but they still leaked regularly and that issue needs to be rectified here.

The hosts won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 0-2 First Division A loss in their previous game against Westerlo. They have seen their defense breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 12 goals along the way.

On the other side, Anderlecht finished the last season at third spot, winning just two of their final 6 games in all competitions in the Championship group. With the arrival of new boss, Felice Mazzu, from Union SG, the team has already shown some difference and are expected to perform best.

The visitors will come into the clash after a 2-0 league win over Oostende in their last match. A sequence of resolute performances from Anderlecht defenders has resulted in their conceding tally standing at 4 from their last 6 outings overall.

Cercle Brugge vs Anderlecht Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Their last 5 h2h games saw Anderlecht with 3 wins while Cercle Brugge won once.
  • Four out of their last five meetings saw at least one nil figure on the scoreboard.
  • Cercle Brugge remain winless from their last 3 h2h home matches.

Cercle Brugge vs Anderlecht Prediction

Anderlecht have a good record of 30 undefeated games of their last 36 encounters in Jupiler Pro League. They also remain unbeaten by Cercle Brugge when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league games. The side also come here on the back of a 3-game unbeaten run on road.

Meanwhile, Cercle Brugge haven’t been defeated in their previous 4 league matches at home. But they remain winless from their last 3 h2h home matches. The side have also seen conceding 2 goals on average in their league games.

By the looks of things, expect a victory for the away side this Saturday.

Cercle Brugge vs Anderlecht Betting tips

  • Anderlecht to win @ 1.91 odds.
  • No BTTS @ 2.10 odds.