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Cercle Brugge will do battle with guests Union Saint-Gilloise at Jan Breydelstadion in this First Division A meeting on Wednesday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Cercle Brugge v Union Saint-Gilloise - along with the latest match odds.
Cercle Brugge won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 2-1 First Division A defeat in their last game at the hands of Charleroi.
In that game, Cercle Brugge had 42% possession and 12 shots on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Cercle Brugge was Charles Vanhoutte (27'). Charleroi had 10 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Isaac Mbenza (44') and Amirhossein Hosseinzadeh (51') scored for Charleroi.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that Cercle Brugge haven’t conceded. In fact, Cercle Brugge have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 7 goals in the process. Such a pattern isn’t assured to follow through here, though.
Union Saint-Gilloise will go into this meeting following a 2-0 First Division A win with the defeat of Antwerp in their previous match.
In that match, Union Saint-Gilloise had 37% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Union Saint-Gilloise, the goals were scored by Dante Vanzeir (34') and Teddy Teuma (76'). On the other side, Royal Antwerp got 7 shots at goal with 5 on target.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 games featuring Union Saint-Gilloise, a minimum of three goals have gone in. The overall average goals scored per match during that spell is 3.5, with the average number of goals for Union Saint-Gilloise being 2.83.
Coming into this meeting, Union Saint-Gilloise are unbeaten in their last 7 league matches away from home.
Head to head
The previous league fixture between these sides was First Division A match day 11 on 09/10/2022 when it ended Union Saint-Gilloise 2-1 Cercle Brugge.
On that day, Union Saint-Gilloise had 52% possession and 17 shots at goal with 7 on target. Goals were scored by Dante Vanzeir (2') and Simon Adingra (56').
Cercle Brugge got 13 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Yann Gboho (74') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Jasper Vergoote.
Team News: Cercle Brugge
Christiaan Ravych (Fractured Hand), David Sousa (Torn Meniscus), Edgaras Utkus (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Hannes Van Der Bruggen (Muscle partial avulsion) won’t be playing for Cercle Brugge boss Miron Muslic. Charles Vanhoutte will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Union Saint-Gilloise
With a completely injury-free group ready to go, the Union Saint-Gilloise manager Karel Geraerts has zero fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match.
Our feeling is that Cercle Brugge could well find it tough to breach the defence of this Union Saint-Gilloise outfit who we reckon will emerge victorious.
Therefore, we predict a 0-1 victory for Union Saint-Gilloise when all is said and done.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Jan Breydelstadion (29,062)
Captain: Hannes Van der Bruggen
Chairman: Vincent Goemaere
Manager: Miron Muslic
Competitions: First Division A position 10
🔑 Star Man: Kévin Denkey
Mostly used in the Striker position, Kévin Denkey was born in Lomé, Togo. After having played his first senior match for Nîmes in the 2016 - 2017 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 6 league goals in the Pro League 2022 - 2023 season to date in 19 appearances.