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RSC Anderlecht vs Cercle Brugge Live Stream, Predictions
Cercle Brugge will be at Lotto Park on Sunday for the First Division A showdown with home side RSC Anderlecht.
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📏 Form Guide
RSC Anderlecht will play in this match following on from a 1-1 Conference League drawn match vs Villarreal.
The only scorer from RSC Anderlecht was Anders Dreyer (57'). Manu Trigueros (28') was the scorer for Villarreal.
It has not been often in recent games that RSC Anderlecht haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that RSC Anderlecht have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 8 goals along the way.
Pre-game facts show that RSC Anderlecht:
- are winless against Cercle Brugge in their last 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Cercle Brugge will go into this clash following on from a 3-1 First Division A win vs Seraing in their most recent outing.
In that game, Cercle Brugge had 57% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 7 on target. For Cercle Brugge, the scorers were Hugo Siquet (31') and Ayase Ueda (32', 55'). At the other end, RFC Seraing got 3 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Marius Mouandilmadji (3') was the scorer for Seraing.
The stats tell the story, and Cercle Brugge have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 8 goals in all. At the back, Cercle Brugge just haven’t been too solid at all. We will just have to see if that trend can be sustained here.
Their prior results show that Cercle Brugge:
- are unbeaten in their last 3 away league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league games.
👥 Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes dating back to 13/09/2020 shows that RSC Anderlecht have won 3 of them and Cercle Brugge 2, with the number of draws standing at 1.
A combined total of 9 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them from Paars-wit and 4 coming from Groen en Zwart. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.5.
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was First Division A match day 2 on 30/07/2022 when it finished Cercle Brugge 1-0 RSC Anderlecht.
On that occasion, Cercle Brugge had 49% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Louis Torres (75').
On the other side, RSC Anderlecht had 5 shots at goal with 0 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Jan Boterberg.
📋 Team News: RSC Anderlecht
Hannes Delcroix (Knee Injury) and Marco Kana (Toe Injury) aren’t available for RSC Anderlecht gaffer Brian Riemer. Amadou Diawara will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
It looks as if Paars-wit will probably use the 4-3-3 formation in the match featuring Bart Verbruggen, Michael Amir Murillo, Zeno Debast, Jan Vertonghen, Killian Sardella, Majeed Ashimeru, Lior Refaelov, Yari Verschaeren, Anders Dreyer, Islam Slimani and Francis Amuzu.
📰 Team News: Cercle Brugge
Cercle Brugge boss Miron Muslic has not got a full squad to pick from. Emilio Kehrer (Fractured Toe), Radoslaw Majecki (Chest injury), David Sousa (Torn Meniscus) and Edgaras Utkus (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be playing here.
There’s a good chance that Groen en Zwart could decide to begin the game with a 3-4-2-1 system, choosing Warleson, Boris Popovic, Jesper Daland, Christiaan Ravych, Hugo Siquet, Abu Francis, Charles Vanhoutte, Olivier Deman, Thibo Somers, Ayase Ueda and Kévin Denkey.
In our view, Cercle Brugge will need to put in a solid display to breach the defence of this RSC Anderlecht team who we reckon should score & stay on top.
We’re therefore seeing a 1-0 win for RSC Anderlecht when the referee blows for full-time.
Should be a close one.
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Peter Guest, 02:39 08/03/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Lotto Park (22,500)
Captain: Hendrik Van Crombrugge
Chairman: Wouter Vandenhaute
Manager: Brian Riemer
Competitions: First Division A position 10, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round), Conference League (Round of 16)
🔑 Star Man: Benito Raman
Customarily used in the Striker position, Benito Raman was born in Belgium. Having made a first senior appearance for KAA Gent in the 2011 - 2012 season, the dangerous Forward has struck 4 league goals in the Pro League 2022 - 2023 season so far from a total of 17 appearances.
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