Cercle Brugge vs Zulte-Waregem
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Saturday, 18 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Jan Breydelstadion, Brugge.
Zulte-Waregem bagged their first win of the season in some style, netting four goals past the struggling AS Eupen side last weekend.
They sit fifth with five points from three games and are yet to be defeated in the new First Division A campaign.
Can Essevee keep such run going and stay unbeaten on Saturday evening when they travel to Jan Breydelstadion to take on recently-promoted Cercle Brugge?
The hosts made a decent start to the campaign in the top flight as well. They are lock on points with Saturday counterparts after beating Lokeren and fighting out to two goalless draws against Sint-Truiden and Standard Liege.
The French manager Laurent Guyot can especially be satisfied with how his team’s defensive line looked seven days ago when they kept a clean sheet against mighty Standard away at Stade Maurice Dufrasne.
Cercle Brugge vs Zulte-Waregem: Head-to-head
- This will be the first H2H encounter between these two rivals in three years, following Cercle Brugge’s return to the elite tier of the Belgian football.
- Each of last four H2H games produced goals at both ends.
- Zulte lead the head to head tie by a single win ahead of 26th meeting with Groen en Zwart.
Cercle Brugge vs Zulte-Waregem: Prediction
Zulte are enjoying a scintillating attacking from coming into this tie as they bagged seven goals in last here league games.
Francky Dury has a very interesting attacking potential in his ranks. Wingers Theo Bongonda and Thomas Buffel are main stars, while Tunisian striker Hamdi Harbaoui is a huge threat as well.
Buffel was the one who inspired the 4-0 win over Eupen by completing a brace and he is our top suggestion for the anytime goalscorer pick here.
The quality is definitely on Zulte’s side, but the fact the hosts are also unbeaten so far in the season makes us question the value of the 2.05 odds offered for the away win here, Instead, we’ll follow the H2H trend and back a high-scoring contest.
Cercle Brugge vs Zulte-Waregem: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.66 (2/3)
BTTS @ 1.57 (4/7).