Club Brugge vs Waregem
Belgium-First Division A
Date: Friday, 23 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Jan Breydel Stadion (Brugge).
The reigning champions of Belgium’s top footballing competition will host Waregem in Round 16 of the Jupiler League.
Brugge is currently 2nd in the table with 31 points and are just 4 points behind the toppers Genk. A surprise defeats to Charleroi in the last league game has broken the team’s balance in play. This was only their 2nd loss in the league season.
From their 15 matches, they have 9 wins and 2 defeats. They have been scoring brilliantly, 37 goals already middle way through the season. Coach Ivan Leko will want to forget the recent defeats and hope that his team continues their amazing home form.
Brugge is one of the teams who has not lost a home match in the league. They have won 6 of their 7 home games and scored 21 goals in those matches. A 6 game unbeaten streak in all competitions was broken with that last match defeat. Over 2.5 goals came in 4 of their last 5 competitive matches.
In their last 10 home games in all competitions, they have 7 wins and only 1 loss. That loss came against Dortmund in UCL. Over 2.5 goals came in 6 of their 7 home games as well.
The visitors are 13th in the league table with 9 defeats and only 3 wins in their season. They have scored a decent 23 goals, but they have the worst defensive unit in the league. After halfway through the season, they have conceded 35 goals. If they don’t lose this habit as soon as possible, Friday will be a day to forget for them
They have lost 3 of their last 6 league matches and over 2.5 goals were scored in 5 of them. Away record is the worst in the league as they are on a 7 match losing streak in the league. Over 2.5 goals were scored in total on 8 of their previous competitive games.
So in the paper, it looks like a straightforward victory for the 15-time champs of the First Division A. The number of goals the visitors will concede is only the question at hand.
Club Brugge vs Waregem: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Club Brugge are unbeaten in this fixture in the last 11 matches they played against each other.
- Brugge has won 8 of the last 11 matches.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in total in the last 7 h2h games on the trot.
- Waregem won a competitive match against this opposition previously back in 2015.
- Brugge is on a 7 match win streak at home against this rivals.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in 6 of those 7 games on the trot.
- Waregem previously won at this venue in 2013.
Club Brugge vs Waregem: Prediction
In the last 6 h2h meetings between these two at this venue, the final score was over 2.5 goals. In 10 matches that Waregem played this season, the final score was over 3.5 goals. The same trend is followed by the hosts in 7 league games as well. Since the visitors are conceding 3.9 goals per match, we can expect a score of over 3.5 goals on Friday. So bet can be placed on the same with 1.93 odd.
Brugge has never lost a home match in the league this season. After their defeat in their last league game, they will have learned from their mistakes. So in think the Blue- Black will dominate the entire match this Friday. Thus a bet can be placed on Brugge winning at both half-time and full-time with 1.93 odd.
Club Brugge vs Waregem: Betting Tips
HT/FT: Brugge/Brugge @ 1.93 (10/11).
Over 3.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).