Westerlo vs Cercle Bruges Prediction & Match Preview

Westerlo vs Cercle Bruges Belgian First Division A Prediction and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Westerlo vs Cercle Bruges
Belgium – Jupiler League
Date: Sunday, 24 July 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Het Kuipje.

Circle Bruges have been part of the Belgian top flight for the past several years and they have left their own mark in the league by now. Meanwhile Westerlo were promoted to the top flight just at the end of the last season and right away their inexperience will hold them back a little bit.

Cercle Brugge had secured a 10th place finish the last season in the Belgian league and they had missed out on a ticket to the playoffs by a whisker.

They had scored goals in plenty all along this stretch, and even though they have not been in the best of forms lately, they have limited their number of losses to a very small number, due to their superior defense.

Meanwhile, Westerlo are on a losing streak at the moment and they are letting in goals in huge numbers. They have also been struggling to find form at home for quite some time now.

Most importantly, they are from the bottom division and they do not have the experience of taking on veterans from the top flight.

On top of that, they also have a poor head-to-head record against this opponent over the years and judging all these observations it is expected that we are about to witness a victory for Cercle Brugge this Sunday.

Westerlo vs Cercle Bruges Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Bruges had won 4 of the past 5 encounters.
  • 5 of the past 6 clashes had 3 or more goals.
  • The last 6 meetings in a row had goals from both teams.
  • The latest match-up at this ground had finished in a 2-3 win for the visitors.

Westerlo vs Cercle Bruges Prediction & Analysis

Westerlo are on a 3-game winless run and 2 of these were losses. Do also not that they had kept a total of just 4 clean sheets from their past 11 appearances at this ground.

On the other hand, Cercle Brugge were unbeaten in 8 of their past 10 overall matches, and they had scored 2 or more goals in 7 of their past 11 fixtures. Moreover, they have also lost just 4 times on the road since October of 2021.

Taking into account these observations, as well as the head-to-head superiority of Cercle Brugge, expect a win for them this Sunday.

Tips for Westerlo vs Cercle Bruges

  • Cercle Bruges to Win @ 2.60
  • Correct Score: 2-1 Cercle Bruges @ 10.00.
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