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Cercle Brugge will be visiting Lotto Park on Sunday for the First Division A meeting with home team RSC Anderlecht.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for RSC Anderlecht v Cercle Brugge can be found here (including the best match odds).
RSC Anderlecht will play in this fixture following on from a 2-2 First Division A tied result vs Oostende.
For RSC Anderlecht, the goalscorers were Adrien Trebel (35') and Percy Tau (54'). Robbie D'Haese (11') and Makhtar Gueye (34') scored for Oostende.
RSC Anderlecht have been unlocking defences at will of late, lashing 18 goals past the opposition during the course of the last 6 matches. In those meetings, Paars-wit have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them total 6.
Looking at the pre-match facts, RSC Anderlecht:
- are unbeaten in the league by Cercle Brugge in their previous 2 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 5 home league matches.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against KV Kortrijk in First Division A competition, Cercle Brugge and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Faiz Selemani (67') was the scorer for KV Kortrijk.
The stats tell the story, and Cercle Brugge have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 7 goals in all. Defensively, Groen en Zwart seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. Such a trend might not be carried forward here, though.
Going into this one, Cercle Brugge have not registered a win against RSC Anderlecht in games played away from home for the previous 8 league matches. Very poor away form.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head meetings going back to 20/09/2014 shows us that RSC Anderlecht have won 5 of them & Cercle Brugge 1, with the number of draws standing at 0.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 22 in all at an average of 3.67 goals per match.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was First Division A match day 23 on 26/01/2020 which ended up with the score at Cercle Brugge 1-2 RSC Anderlecht.
The match was refereed by Alexandre Boucaut.
Team News: RSC Anderlecht
James Lawrence (Corona virus), Michel Vlap (Corona virus) and Elias Cobbaut (Ankle Fracture) won’t be available for Anderlecht boss Vincent Kompany.
We think that Paars-wit will possibly go for a 4-3-3 formation this time with Hendrik van Crombrugge, Bogdan Mykhaylichenko, Anthony Vanden Borre, Derrick Luckassen, Michael Amir Murillo, Percy Tau, Marco Kana, Adrien Trebel, Anouar Ait El Hadj, Antoine Colassin and Jérémy Doku.
Team News: Cercle Brugge
Cercle boss Paul Clement has to currently contend with reduced team options. Miguel Van Damme (Cancer) and Guy Mbenza (Pulled hamstring at the adductors) won’t be making appearances.
From our viewpoint, Groen en Zwart might make use of a 4-3-3 lineup, settling for Thomas Didillon, Robbe Decostere, Naomichi Ueda, Jeremy Taravel, Dimitar Velkovski, Kévin Hoggas, Charles Vanhoutte, Johanna Omolo, Dino Hotic, Iké Ugbo and Kylian Hazard.
We believe that RSC Anderlecht will likely be able to score a couple against Cercle Brugge, who won’t find it easy to break down their defence.
We reckon that it will be a 2-0 winning margin for RSC Anderlecht at the end of the 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Lotto Park (22,500)
Chairman: Marc Coucke
Manager: Vincent Kompany
Competitions: First Division A position 8
🔑 Star Man: Percy Tau
Customarily playing in the Striker position, Percy Tau was born in Witbank, South Africa. Having made a first senior appearance for Mamelodi Sundowns in the 2013 - 2014 season, the gifted Forward has netted 2 league goals in this First Division A 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 3 appearances.