St.Truiden vs Cercle Brugge
Belgium First Division
Date: Saturday, 28 July 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK
Venue: Stayen (Sint-Truiden).
After a very solid campaign last term, Cercle Brugge have secured a ticket to the top flight and they kick off the new season with a trip to Sint-Truiden on Saturday evening, hoping to make an immediate impact and bag the points at Stayen. However, they have struggled through the pre-season and now have some bouncing back to do, as they come into the match after two losses and a draw seen in their last three outings.
St.Truiden have, on the other hand, picked it up and beat both Spouwen-Mopertingen and Lommel as well as held Olympiakos Piraeus to a draw in their respective last three, which should have them more confident on the day.
Canaries came close to Europa League through Play-offs but haven’t managed to top the Group B last term, but we have seen them as a tough side to beat in front of the home crowd and we expect more of the same from Marc Brys’ men this term. They will want to start strong and we do feel Cercle are in for a very tough task to start with.
St.Truiden vs Cercle Brugge: Head-to-head
- The sides have last met back in January 2015, where Cercle Brugge earned a 3-1 friendly win over the rivals.
- St. Truiden have last beaten the rivals back in June 2011, bagging a 0-1 win.
- We haven’t really seen many goals between the sides when they play at this ground.
St.Truiden vs Cercle Brugge: Prediction
We will now back St. Truiden to end the unwanted streak against the rivals and bag all three points here, going for it at 1.91. We have seen the home side rock-solid at this ground and we do feel they have what it takes to turn this one their way.
We don’t feel we’ll see many goals, though, and just one goal could untangle the clash as we also back Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.90. Both sides have been scoring goals recently but we don’t really believe we’ll see many all-out attacks at Stayen this time around.
St.Truiden vs Cercle Brugge: Bet Tips
- Home win @ 1.91
- Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90.