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Cercle Brugge will be facing away team Waasland-Beveren at Jan Breydelstadion in the First Division A fixture on Saturday.
Our Cercle Brugge v Waasland-Beveren tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - along with the latest match odds.
Cercle Brugge, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-2 First Division A success against Royal Excel Mouscron.
For Cercle Brugge, the goalscorers were Ike Ugbo (13') and Kévin Denkey (88'). Christophe Lepoint (91') scored for Royal Excel Mouscron.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that Cercle Brugge haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Groen en Zwart have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 8 goals in the process.
Taking a look at their past results, Cercle Brugge:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Waasland-Beveren in their last 6 matches.
- have not won at home in their last 10 league matches. It's been disappointing.
In their last game, Waasland-Beveren drew 1-1 in the First Division A match with Charleroi.
The only name on the scoresheet from Waasland-Beveren was Aleksandar Vukotić (87'). Massimo Bruno (91') was the scorer for Charleroi.
Indicating their fondness for productive matches, goals have been seen as many as 20 times in the last six matches in which Waasland-Beveren have sent out their troops, yielding a mean average of 3.33 goals each meeting. Opposing teams have got 12 of this grand total. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see whether that pattern shall continue on in this next match.
Going into this encounter, Waasland-Beveren have not won away from home in their last 6 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head clashes going back to 19/01/2019 shows that Cercle Brugge have won 3 of these and Waasland-Beveren 1, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
An aggregate of 15 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 9 for Groen en Zwart and 6 belonging to Wase Wolven. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The previous league encounter between the two was First Division A match day 13 on 21/11/2020 when it finished Waasland-Beveren 0-2 Cercle Brugge.
The match was refereed by Bram Van Driessche.
Team News: Cercle Brugge
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Cercle Brugge gaffer Yves Vanderhaeghe to be concerned about due to a largely intact group of players. Miguel Van Damme (Cancer) won’t play.
Team News: Waasland-Beveren
Due to a completely healthy group available to select from, Waasland-Beveren boss Nicky Hayen has no fitness worries to report ahead of this clash.
We feel that Waasland-Beveren will likely be able to put one past this Cercle Brugge outfit, although that isn’t expected to be as many as the goals that they could concede.
Our selection here is for a narrow 2-1 victory for Cercle Brugge after 90 minutes. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 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 16, Belgian Cup (Quarter-Finals)
🔑 Star Player: Dino Hotić
Normally played in the Right Wing position, Dino Hotić was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. After having made a senior debut playing for Maribor in the 2012 - 2013 season, the accomplished Forward has hit 4 league goals in the First Division A 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 26 appearances.