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Cercle Brugge make the trip to Freethiel Stadion on Saturday for the First Division A fixture with hosts Waasland-Beveren.
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Waasland-Beveren head into this match following on from a 1-1 First Division A drawn game versus Eupen.
The only player to score from Waasland-Beveren was Michael Frey (11'). Menno Koch (84') was the scorer for Eupen.
Fixtures featuring Waasland-Beveren have tended to be engaging ones lately with a lot of goalmouth action being a real hallmark. Over their past 6 games alone, a grand total of 23 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 10 of them belonging to Wase Wolven.
Heading into this contest, Waasland-Beveren have not registered a win against Cercle Brugge in their previous 5 league games.
After a loss in their previous game against SV Zulte Waregem in First Division A competition, Cercle Brugge and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
The only scorer from Cercle Brugge was Ike Ugbo (67'). Tomáš Chorý (6') and Gianni Bruno (31', 78') scored for SV Zulte Waregem.
Showing their predisposition for productive matches, we’ve had goals 23 times in the prior six games in which Cercle Brugge have played, yielding an average of 3.83 goals for each meeting. Opposition teams have hit 11 of those goals. With no two games being the same, we’ll just have to find out whether that trend shall continue on in this next game.
Leading up to this clash, Cercle Brugge:
- haven't won against Waasland-Beveren in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
- haven't been defeated by Waasland-Beveren when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 10/11/2018 tells us that Waasland-Beveren have won 1 of these and Cercle Brugge 3, with the number of drawn games being 2.
A sum of 15 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 6 of them for Wase Wolven and 9 for Groen en Zwart. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The last league game featuring these sides was First Division A match day 16 on 23/11/2019 when it finished Waasland-Beveren 1-1 Cercle Brugge.
The match was refereed by Nathan Verboomen.
Team News: Waasland-Beveren
Waasland-Beveren manager Nicky Hayen doesn’t have any fitness worries at all before this clash thanks to a fully injury-free group to pick from. Aleksandar Vukotic is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Cercle Brugge
Due to a mostly available squad, there is just the one fitness issue for the Cercle Brugge boss Paul Clement to be concerned about. Miguel Van Damme (Cancer) won’t be playing here.
In this game, Waasland-Beveren have enough to breach the defence of this Cercle Brugge lineup, but a single goal may not be as many as they will have scored against them.
We therefore reckon that it will be a very close game with a 1-2 advantage for Cercle Brugge at full-time. There looks to be little in this one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Freethiel Stadion (8,190)
Chairman: Dirk Huyck
Manager: Nicky Hayen
Competitions: First Division A position 17, Belgian Cup (Sixth Round)
⭐ Star Player: Daan Heymans
Typically deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Daan Heymans was born in Belgium. Having made his senior debut playing for KVC Westerlo in the 2016 - 2017 season, the gifted Midfielder has bagged 6 league goals in this First Division A 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 10 appearances.