Eupen vs Cercle Brugge
Belgian First Division A
Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadion am Kehrweg (Eupen).
Eupen stunned heavyweights Anderlecht 2-1 at home at the weekend to move lock on points with Wednesday’s counterparts Cercle Brugge in the bottom half of the league ladder. Can they back up such a huge victory and make it two on the spin here against Groen en Zwart?
Luis Garcia and Yuta Toyokawa were on the scoreline in the mentioned victory on Sunday. This duo makes Eupen’s driving force in the final third. They combined the total of eight goals between them so far in the season. Garcia notched three goals in last five appearances for Eupen and he will no doubts be the main threat to Cercle Brugge’s goal on Wednesday evening.
Eupen vs Cercle Brugge: Head-to-head
The two teams last met each other two years ago when they battled it out in the second tier of Belgian football.
Eupen came on top 2-1 in their previous meeting, but it was only their maiden victory in sixth encounter against Groen en Zwart.
Teams have a single win, draw and loss apiece in three H2H matches at Stadion am Kehrweg.
Eupen vs Cercle Brugge: Prediction
Cercle Brugge have troubles with consistency at the start of the new season in the higher division football. Nevertheless, they still sit on a fair distance from the rock-bottom of the standings (seven points adrift of Zulte-Waregem) at the moment.
The head coach Laurent Guyot still has a lot to work on fixing the holes in his team’s defensive line which allowed way too many goals so far in the season. Cercle Brugge come into this off the back of two demolishing losses on travels as they shipped four goals to both Club Brugge and Anderlecht.
Knowing that all of last five games Pandas played in First Division A saw goals scored at both ends, we have to go for the BTTS bet as the main betting option here at the odds of 1.66. Punters who prefer longshots can try with the home win & BTTS at the odds of 4.00.
Eupen vs Cercle Brugge: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.66 (4/6)
Eupen to win & BTTS @ 4.00 (3/1).