Lokeren vs Club Brugge
Belgian First Division A
Date: Thursday, 27 December 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Daknamstadion (Lokeren).
Club Brugge ended their three-game winless thread on Sunday by storming past Antwerp 5-1 at Jan Breydelstadion. It was a huge display from defending champions who kept ground on runaway leaders Genk who are seven points away at the top of the First Division S standings. They will have a great chance to back up the mentioned thumping of Antwerp on Thursday evening when they travel to Daknamstadion to take on the rock-bottomed Lokeren in the 21st round of the competition.
Left winger Emmanuel Dennis completed a brace on Sunday, while goals also came from striker Siebe Schrijvers and midfielders Mats Rots and Hans Vanaken. The head coach Ivan Leko was thrilled to see his attackingly-oriented players performing well at the weekend. He is still without injured forward Jelle Vossen, but the likes of Dennis, Vanaken and Schrijvers all have the quality to cause troubles to any defensive line in the league.
Lokeren vs Club Brugge: Head-to-head
Lokeren have never been a tricky opposition to Blauw-Zwart.
Club Brugge won seven of last eight encounters with Tricolores.
Each of last three H2H games saw at least three goals scored.
Club Brugge bagged nine goals in past three encounters with Lokeren.
Lokeren vs Club Brugge: Prediction
The hosts have been struggling badly to find the right form ever since the start of the season. They sit at the very foot of the standings with just 14 points from 20 games. They lost four, drew one and won one of past six matches in all competitions.
The latest of Lokeren’s failures came on Saturday when they lost 2-1 to fellow strugglers Waasland-Beveren on the road. The hosts allowed four goals to Charleroi and two to Gent in recent home outings. With Club Brugge’s impressive attacking showing in the drubbing of third-placed Antwerp last weekend, we can only expect this to be a one-way street for the visitors.
Lokeren vs Club Brugge: Bet Tips
Club Brugge -1.5 handicap @ 2.10 (11/10)
HT/FT Club Brugge/Club Brugge @ 2.05 (21/20).