Kortrijk vs Cercle Brugge
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019
Kick-off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Guldensporen Stadion (Kortrijk).
Kortrijk are trying their best to get their season back on track. As of now, they are slowly picking up form, and are on a two-game winning run at the moment. With aid of the home advantage, and against the dead-last placed Cercle Brugge, they will aim to make it three wins from as many attempts.
Kortrijk vs Cercle Brugge Head-to-head (h2h)
- Kortrijk are on a four-game winning run against this opponent.
- 16 of the previous 18 wins went to this same team as well.
- At this venue, Kortrijk won the preceding ten league encounters on the trot.
- Cercle Brugge have scored a total of one goal from their past five visits to this stadium.
Kortrijk vs Cercle Brugge Match Preview
Cercle may have won their last league game, that too against a tough team. But keep note that they had the home advantage then, whereas this Thursday they do not have that luxury.
In addition, the massive domination Kortrijk have shown over the years over the Brugge outfit will play a role in determining the outcome of the match-up as well.
Kortrijk vs Cercle Brugge Prediction
Kortrijk were on the road the last match-day, but dealt with the handicap well, and recorded a 1-2 win over Eupen. Meanwhile, Cercle Brugge registered a victory over Waregem the previous game week at home. The final scoreline had read 2-0.
This Thursday, take into account of the fact that Kortrijk have been the top dog in h2h clashes for a very long time. They have won the previous four h2h games in a row, and have registered the prior ten such wins as well.
Also, 16 of the preceding 18 h2h wins were recorded by Kortrijk, and the last they failed to find the back of the net against this opponent was back in 2000.
In addition, at this venue, the level of domination by them was even higher. Here, Kortrijk are on a ten-match winning run in league encounters, and the only such loss they faced in h2h fixtures came back in 1999.
Also, Kortijk have scored two or more goals in nine of the previous ten league games, while Brugge have been able to score a total of one goal from their past five visits to this stadium.
Going on, Cercle Brugge are the worst team in the competition as of now, and they are rightfully placed dead-last in the table. They have also conceded the most number of goals of all the teams in the table, and are also the worst team on the road.
In fact, of their total ten fixtures away from home in the First Division A this campaign, nine were losses, and the remaining one was a draw.
Considering all these factors, along with the away handicap of Brugge, expect a comfortable and convincing win for the hosts, Kortrijk.
Kortrijk vs Cercle Brugge Betting Tips
To Win: Kortrijk @ 1.80 (4/5)
Half Time/ Full Time: Kortrijk/ Kortrijk @ 2.80 (9/5).