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Club Brugge play host to away side Waasland-Beveren at Jan Breydelstadion in the First Division A match on Saturday.
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Club Brugge will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 1-2 First Division A success vs KRC Genk.
For Club Brugge, the scorers were Hans Vanaken (22') and Youssouph Badji (83'). Théo Bongonda (61') scored for KRC Genk.
It has not been often in recent games where Club Brugge have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Blauw-Zwart have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 5 goals on the way.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Club Brugge:
- have not lost a league tie with Waasland-Beveren in their last 2 matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Oud-Heverlee Leuven in First Division A competition, Waasland-Beveren and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
The only name on the scoresheet from Waasland-Beveren was Joseph Efford (51'). Xavier Mercier (30', 58') and Thomas Henry (89') scored for Oud-Heverlee Leuven.
Showing their penchant for eventful matches, we’ve had goals 20 times in the previous 6 games in which Waasland-Beveren have taken to the field, giving a mean average of 3.33 goals for each fixture. Opposing teams have managed 14 from this total. Let’s see if that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Coming into this contest, Waasland-Beveren have not won against Club Brugge in away games against them for the last 6 league games. They really have not been travelling well at all.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 19/11/2017 shows that Club Brugge have won 3 of them & Waasland-Beveren 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 2.
17 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 11 of them from Blauw-Zwart and 6 being from Wase Wolven. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The previous league clash featuring the two was First Division A match day 26 on 15/02/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Club Brugge 2-1 Waasland-Beveren.
The match was refereed by Nathan Verboomen.
Team News: Club Brugge
Brandon Mechele (Corona virus) and Matej Mitrovic (Heel Bone Injury) won’t be available for Brugge gaffer Philippe Clement.
It’s our opinion that Blauw-Zwart should make use of the 3-5-2 formation in the match and select Simon Mignolet, Eder Balanta, Simon Deli, Clinton Mata, Eduard Sobol, Ruud Vormer, Hans Vanaken, Mats Rits, Dennis Emmanuel Bonaventure, Youssouph Badji and David Okereke.
Team News: Waasland-Beveren
Thanks to a largely healthy group, there’s only the lone fitness issue for the Waasland-Beveren gaffer Nicky Hayen to contend with. Andrija Vukcevic (Syndesmotic ligament tear) won’t be in action.
We’re of the thinking that Wase Wolven will likely play in a 4-3-3 lineup, starting Lucas Pirard, Jenthe Mertens, Brendan Schoonbaert, Aleksandar Vukotic, Amine Khammas, Jur Schryvers, Yuki Kobayashi, Aboubakary Koita, Daan Heymans, Joseph Efford and Alessandro Albanese.
It’s pretty clear that Waasland-Beveren will have a difficult task to find the net against a Club Brugge lineup who look likely to own this match if all goes as we expect it to.
We are anticipating a 3-0 margin for Club Brugge by the conclusion of the match.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Jan Breydelstadion (29,062)
Captain: Ruud Vormer
Chairman: Bart Verhaeghe
Manager: Philippe Clement
Competitions: First Division A position 5
⭐ Key Player: Youssouph Badji
Customarily taking up the Striker position, Youssouph Badji was born in Senegal. After having played his first senior match for Club Brugge in the 2020 - 2021 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 2 league goals in this First Division A 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 4 appearances.