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The First Division A game at Kehrwegstadion on Sunday will see home side Eupen take on Cercle Brugge.
Our Eupen v Cercle Brugge predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Eupen won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 2-0 First Division A defeat in their last game at the hands of Sint-Truidense VV.
In that game, Eupen had 51% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Sint-Truidense VV had 13 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Taichi Hara (25') and Yuma Suzuki (81') scored for Sint-Truidense VV.
Fixtures with Eupen have often been lively affairs lately with a lot of goalmouth action anticipated. Over their past 6 clashes, a total of 20 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 7 of them belonging to Eupen.
Going into this contest, Eupen haven't lost in the league to Cercle Brugge in their previous 2 matches.
Cercle Brugge will come into the match following a 2-0 First Division A win over Club Brugge in their previous outing.
In that match, Cercle Brugge managed 37% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Cercle Brugge, the goalscorers were Senna Miangué (53') and David Sousa (90'). Club Brugge had 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
Over the course of their previous half-dozen clashes, Cercle Brugge have bagged a total of 11 goals. Cercle Brugge have also scored in every single one of those games. In that time, they have seen 6 goals go against them. We will have to see if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 26/12/2018 shows us that Eupen have won 5 of these games and Cercle Brugge 1, with the number of draws being 0.
A total of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 9 from Pandas and 5 belonging to Groen en Zwart. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The previous league game between these sides was First Division A match day 8 on 17/09/2021 which ended up with the score at Cercle Brugge 1-2 Eupen.
On that day, Cercle Brugge managed 47% possession and 12 shots at goal with 3 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Charles Vanhoutte (35').
Eupen got 13 shots at goal with 8 on target. Edo Kayembe (19') and Emmanuel Agbadou (81') scored.
The referee was Bert Put.
Team News: Eupen
Regarding absentees, there’s just the lone fitness concern for the Eupen boss Stefan Krämer to be concerned with from a near full-strength squad. Isaac Nuhu (Knee Injury) is sidelined.
In our view, Pandas could use the 3-5-2 formation for this one and select Abdul Manaf Nurudeen, Emmanuel Agbadou, Benoit Poulain, Jordi Amat Mass, Jonathan Heris, Gary Magnée, Boris Lambert, Stef Peeters, Silas Gnaka, Jerome Deom and Julien Ngoy.
Team News: Cercle Brugge
Cercle Brugge manager Dominik Thalhammer has to choose a team with limited availability. Miguel Van Damme (cancer) and Waldo Rubio (Torn muscle bundle) are not able to play. Leonardo Lopes cannot play in this game through suspension.
From our viewpoint, Groen en Zwart could decide to elect for a 4-2-3-1 system, going with Thomas Didillon, Robbe Decostere, Boris Popovic, David Sousa, Senna Miangue, Charles Vanhoutte, H. van der, Olivier Deman, Dino Hotic, Thibo Somers and Rabbi Matondo.
Here is a game where Eupen might well have a job on their hands to find the net against this Cercle Brugge side who we think should end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’re therefore anticipating a very even contest with a 0-1 victory for Cercle Brugge after 90 minutes.
It should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kehrwegstadion (8,363)
Captain: Jordi Amat
Chairman: Tariq A. Al Naama
Manager: Stefan Krämer
Competitions: First Division A position 12, Belgian Cup (Semi-finals)
⭐ Star Man: Smail Prevljak
Typically played in the Striker position, Smail Prevljak was born in Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina. After making a first senior appearance for RB Leipzig in the 2014 - 2015 season, the accomplished Forward has managed 6 league goals in the First Division A 2021 - 2022 season so far coming from a total of 19 appearances.