Sporting Charleroi vs Cercle Brugge Predictions & Match Preview

Sporting Charleroi vs Cercle Brugge
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Pays de Charleroi (Charleroi).

Cercle Brugge have been branded as the whipping boys in the cluster, and for good reason. With the visitors also at their worst on the road, the in-form Sporting Charleroi are certain to be too hot to handle for them this weekend.

Sporting Charleroi vs Cercle Brugge Head to head (h2h)

  • Their previous encounter witnessed Sporting Charleroi post a thumping 3-0 victory.
  • Three of their past five games have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their previous ten matchups.
  • None of their last ten clashes have finished in a tie.
  • Cercle Brugge have registered the win seven times in their past fifteen fixtures. (W-7, D-1, L-7)

Sporting Charleroi vs Cercle Brugge Prediction

Sporting Charleroi dropped points for the first time in four games after Anderlecht managed to hold them to a stalemate in their last clash on the road. The hosts have now admitted defeat just once in their past ten games in the first division, and are deservedly dwelling in the top five at the moment.

Meanwhile, with back to back defeats in their last two games Cercle Brugge have been consigned to the bottom of the ladder. The visiting contingent have picked up a win just twice this term, and have garnered no more than eight points so far to go with it.

To make matters worse, Cercle Brugge are the only side in the cluster that are yet to taste success on the road. The best that they have managed so far, was the 1-1 draw against fellow struggling side Waasland-Beveren.

In sharp contrast, the hosts are on a three-match winning streak on home soil.

Taking into account that the guests have secured the bragging rights just once in their last five visits here as well, Sporting Charleroi should be able to breeze past their counterparts with ease.

Furthermore, irrespective of the result, Cercle Brugge have been consistent in getting their names on the scoresheet and have scored three goals from their last three outings. However, the guests have not looked organized at the back, and have conceded twice that number in the process.

On the other hand, ten of the twenty-six goals for Sporting Charleroi have come from their clashes at home. Considering that their last h2h meeting here saw four goals between them, a high scoring affair is certainly in the reckoning come Saturday as well.

Sporting Charleroi vs Cercle Brugge Betting tips

  • Sporting Charleroi to win @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).