Club Brugge vs Gent Prediction & Match Preview

Steffen Schmidt - February 23, 2023

Club Brugge vs Gent
Belgian First Division A
Date: 26 February 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Jan Breydelstadion (Brugge).

Club Brugge will host Gent in an important 27th round of First Division A clash on Sunday afternoon at Jan Breydelstadion.

The hosts will be hoping to return to winning ways after a thread of four successive outings without a victory across competitions.

They produced a horrendous defensive display in the last weekend’s 2-2 stalemate away at Cercle Brugge, allowing the rivals as many as 28 shots in the 90 minutes of action.

Club Brugge kept just one clean sheet in the last 14 outings across competitions. The new head coach Scott Parker has failed to solve the team’s defensive issues.

Things do not look good at all for the hosts ahead of the clash against Gent who have the league’s second top scorer Hugo Cuypers in their ranks.

The Belgian forward took his league tally to 15 goals by bagging one of his team’s two goals in the last weekend’s 2-0 home win over OH Leuven.

Gent are now just one point below Club Brugge in the battle for the top-four finish in the First Division A standings and they will come into this derby in much higher spirits.

The win over Leuven helped Gent terminate a streak of four successive outings without a victory across competitions.

The problem for the visitors may be the fact that Club Brugge have only lost 1 of 13 league matches in the home turf so far in the season, as well as a congested schedule with the tough game against Azerbaijan champions Qarabag on Thursday night in the UEFA Europa Conference League.

Club Brugge vs Gent Head-to-head

  • Club Brugge have been much more successful historically with 37 wins, 13 draws, and only 16 defeats in the last 66 home matches against Gent.
  • Gent, however, celebrated a 2-0 victory over Club Brugge when the two teams locked horns in the first half of the season, back in early-November last year.
  • Just one of the previous five head to head encounters between the two teams saw goals scored at both ends.

Club Brugge vs Gent Prediction

There is a genuine reasoning for each of three outcome bets here which is why we will rather shift the focus onto goals markets. Club Brugge kept just one clean sheet in the last 14 outings across competitions which is enough or us to take the 1.75 odds offered for the Both Teams To Score bet here.

As for the value bet, we like Hugo Cuypers to score anytime for the visitors at the 2.60 odds. Cuypers has 15 goals to his name this season and he is also on penalties for Gent.

Club Brugge vs Gent Betting Tips

  • Both Teams To Score @ 1.75 (3/4)
  • Hugo Cuypers to score anytime @ 2.60 (8/5) odd.