Cercle Brugge vs Gent
Belgium First Division A
Date: Sunday, 1 March 2020
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK
Venue: Jay Breydel Stadion, Brugge
Thanks to the amazing streak of three victories in a row, Cercle Brugge is no longer a last-place team in Belgium First Division A. They will have a tough challenge this weekend though, welcoming 2nd placed Gent in front of the home crowd. Visitors are still recovering from intense Europa League action against AS Roma, which could be a chance for Cercle to cause an upset.
Hosts are presented as massive underdogs here judging by the 3.60 odds. They have defeated some good teams in the last couple of weeks, so Chiefs definitely shouldn’t underestimate them.
Cercle Brugge vs Gent Head-to-head
- There was 36 head to head duels between these two teams in the past, and stats are heavily favoring the visitors. Gent was victorious in 21 meetings while dropping only nine games.
- The first clash between them this season was very interesting to watch. Gent celebrated a narrow 3-2 victory at home. MVP of the match was Jonathan David with two goals and one assist.
- Seven out of the last eight meetings have ended either with Over 2.5 goals FT or Both teams scoring.
Cercle Brugge vs Gent Prediction
The home team has been on fire lately. They definitely don’t belong to the last two positions, but the poor start of the season has cost them a lot.
Beating Mechelen, St Truiden and Mouscron consecutively in the last three weeks is surely one big achievement. Is that enough to hold the 2nd placed team though?
Cercle Brugge’s defensive numbers are the biggest issue here. The team conceded 52 goals in 27 games. Seventeen duels so far have ended with Over 2.5 goals FT.
Previous head to head history also suggests an open match, so we are backing BTTS & Over 2.5 option as the primary bet here, priced at 1.83.
Gent also loves being involved in high-scoring affairs. There was at least one first-half goal scored in their last seven matches.
A lot of weight has been carried out by Canadian striker Jonathan David, who is also the top goal scorer of First Division A. We will back him to score at any time on Sunday too.
Cercle Brugge vs Gent Tips
Both teams to score and Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.83
Jonathan David to score at any time @ 2.00