Cercle Brugge vs Royal Antwerp
Belgium First Division A
Date: Sunday, 16 August 2020
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Jan Breydel Stadion.
The Green and Black are coming into this match on the back of an away defeat. The 1-0 defeat to former champions Standard Liege was somewhat not a surprise. The home side finished 14th in the previous season while their city rivals took the title. They were so close to the relegation zone last year and by the looks of it, they will be at the bottom half of the end even this time.
Mouscron prevented Antwerp from grabbing their first win of the season. The Great Old had a wonderful season in 2019-20 when they ended up in the top five. With an increased number of teams, they will have to work hard to emulate last season.
Cercle Brugge vs Royal Antwerp: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Antwerp has won all the last five clashes with this opposition.
- They have a nine-game unbeaten run going on against Brugge since November 2015.
- All three recent meetings between them ended up having more than 2.5 goals.
- The visitors won in all three previous visits to this ground.
- They have never lost a competitive game at this ground against Brugge.
Cercle Brugge vs Royal Antwerp: Prediction
This is one of the fixtures that Antwerp loves a lot. They have never lost to this opposition in over five years. Also, in all seven previous head to head matches at this ground they have four wins and no defeats. So the home team, who has already lost a game, will need something special to end the unbeaten run of these visitors.
Even though the home team has very little chance of winning this one, they could chip in a goal. They have scored in eight previous matches on the road despite losing some of them. In that spell, they have broken defence of the likes of Anderlecht, Genk, and Gent. So I am backing the away team to win and both teams to score on Sunday.
Cercle Brugge vs Royal Antwerp: Betting Tips
The away team to win @ 1.44 (4/9).
Both teams to score @ 1.73 (8/11).