Cercle Brugge vs Club Bruges
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Sunday, 10th February 2019
Kick-off at 13.30 UK/ 14.30 CET
Venue: Jan Breydel Stadion (Brugge).
All their goal-scoring heroics could not help the Blue-Blacks in mounting a formidable challenge against Genk, for the throne of Belgium. These two remain the only two sides to have breached 50 goals, while the next best is just 42. Still, Ivan Leko’s men trail by nine points from the top spot.
An easier fixture like this would have helped them some time back, but not now, as it feels like the title is out of their grasp. But there are other fish to fry, as the team would like to consolidate their runners-up position, for which competition is getting intense.
Groen en Zwart, on the other hand, would like to take advantage of this home-fixture and try to do something to salvage their already broken season. But the incoming visitors may be too strong an opponent to allow such dreams to take root.
The derby rivalry will attract a whole lot of viewers for sure, but it certainly is not an even tie. The home advantage should usually provide a cushion of safety, but quality-wise the visitors are far superior to Laurent Guyot’s men.
Cercle Brugge vs Club Bruges Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last four games saw Ivan Leko’s men taking the three points.
- Club, as they are fondly called, found the back of the net in the last six appearances.
- The overall h2h record is 27-6, in favor of FCB.
- At the Jan Breydel Stadion, the record reads ten wins for the visitors, against four losses.
- Six of the last eight fixtures at this venue had the guests scoring two or more goals.
Cercle Brugge vs Club Bruges Prediction
Blauw-Zwart scored a total of 15 goals in their last four meetings against this team. Also, eight of the last eleven h2h games saw the team registering two or more goals. And so did six of their last eight visits to this venue. Meanwhile, Laurent Guyot’s men conceded in 23 of their last 24 matches and had their defenses breached twice or more in three of their last four. It’s safe to assume at least two goals from the visitors.
Further, the Green and Blacks are currently winless in their last six ties in a row, where four were losses. At home, the team lost three of their last four match-ups. Against this opponent, they hold a record of 27 losses, in return for a meager six wins. Even at their home, the team lost four of their last five attempts.
Besides, FCB is one of the best teams in Belgium, and one of the best on the road. They will easily overcome this struggling rival, a side in constant turmoil due to their presence in the bottom-most tier, even if a handicap of one goal is provided to the hosts.
Cercle Brugge vs Club Bruges Betting Tips
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Club Bruges @ 1.50 (1/2)
EH: +1 for Cercle Brugge; Club Bruges to Win @ 2.25 (5/4).