Club Brugge vs Lokeren
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Friday, 14 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Jan Breydelstadion, Brugge.
Lokeren finally managed to snatch the maiden victory of the season two weeks ago when they dispatched fellow strugglers Waasland-Beveren 1-0 on the hone patch. It was Omri Ben Harush who made the difference bagging the lone goal of the game five minutes from time.
Nevertheless, it has still been a very dismal start to the new First Division A campaign for the visitors who are about to face the toughest challenge yet on Friday evening, travelling to Jan Breydelstadion for the Club Brugge tie.
The reigning champions began their title defense quest in a scintillating fashion winning five and drawing one of opening six games.
They’ve already bagged an impressive 17-goal tally and they head into this in sky-high spirits following impressive back-to-back victories over Anderlecht (2-1) and Zulte-Waregem (2-5 on the road).
Club Brugge vs Lokeren: Head-to-head
Blauw Zwart were dominant in the most recent history of H2H games against Lokeren.
Club Brugge won six out of last seven meetings with Tricolores bagging as many as seven goals in two last term encounters.
At home, Club Brugge won 18, drew 5 and lost only 4 of 27 matches against Lokeren.
Club Brugge vs Lokeren: Prediction
Ivan Leko has a deadly line-up of attackers capable of hurting any defensive line in the league. Lokeren currently boast league’s third worst defensive record with 13 goals conceded in six matches and we can’t see them stopping the defending champions here.
The hosts are massive favourites and we expect them to dominate from the very first whistle. You can back Club Brugge to have the lead at the half time and win the match.
While the hosts are priced at 2.30 odd to win by three or more goals difference. You should not make a mistake with any of these suggestions.
Club Brugge vs Lokeren: Bet Tips
HT/FT Club Brugge/Club Brugge @ 7/11 (1.65)
Club Brugge -2.5 handicap @ 13/10 (2.30).