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Cercle Brugge play host to away side Beerschot at Jan Breydelstadion in the First Division A clash on Sunday.
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Cercle Brugge will be looking for an improved result here following a 1-0 First Division A loss in their previous game against KAA Gent.
In that game, Cercle Brugge had 36% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. On the other side, KAA Gent had 8 shots on goal with 5 on target. Alessio Castro-Montes (81') scored for KAA Gent.
Under three goals per game were seen in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Cercle Brugge have been participants. In terms of the goal attribution from that period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 5 while Groen en Zwart totted up 4.
Going into this contest, Cercle Brugge are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
Beerschot will go into this clash after a 1-2 First Division A win to beat Waasland-Beveren in their previous game.
For Beerschot, the goals were scored by Joren Dom (34') and Raphael Holzhauser (73'). Daan Heymans (7') scored for Waasland-Beveren.
Beerschot have had no problems opening up opposition defences leading up to this encounter, scoring 8 goals in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Beerschot have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same clashes. Nonetheless, we will just have to wait and see whether that trend will persist here in this game.
Heading into this fixture, Beerschot are unbeaten in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
The last league contest between these sides was First Division A match day 17 on 13/01/2021 when it finished Beerschot 1-1 Cercle Brugge.
The referee was Wim Smet.
Team News: Cercle Brugge
Miguel Van Damme (Cancer), Jean Marcelin (Torn Muscle Fibre) and Andi Koshi (Meniscal Injury) won’t be available for Cercle manager Yves Vanderhaeghe.
Team News: Beerschot
Beerschot boss Will Still has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Mohamed Réda Halaimia (Muscle Injury) and Zakaria Bakkali (Knee Injury) are not able to play.
We feel that Beerschot will have to play well to hit the back of the net against this Cercle Brugge lineup who we reckon should manage to score & go ahead.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very even contest with a 1-0 win for Cercle Brugge when the full-time whistle blows.
Should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Jan Breydelstadion (29,062)
Captain: Jérémy Taravel
Chairman: Vincent Goemaere
Manager: Yves Vanderhaeghe
Competitions: First Division A position 17
🔑 Key Player: Anthony Musaba
Normally taking to the field in the Right Wing position, Anthony Musaba was born in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Having made a first senior appearance for NEC in the 2018 - 2019 season, the gifted Forward has managed to score 6 league goals in the First Division A 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 28 appearances.