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The First Division A fixture at Jan Breydelstadion on Friday sees hosts Club Brugge welcome guests SV Zulte Waregem.
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Club Brugge will be hoping for a better result after a 2-1 First Division A loss in their previous game against Eupen.
In that match, Club Brugge managed 59% possession and 13 shots on goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Club Brugge was Ferrán Jutglà (7'). At the other end, Eupen had 13 shots on goal with 6 on target. Gary Magnée (1') and Smail Prevljak (19') scored for Eupen.
Club Brugge haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They’ve claimed a sum of 10 during that time while also conceding a total of 6. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward here, though.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Club Brugge:
- have not been beaten in the league by SV Zulte Waregem in their last 6 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 5 league matches at home.
SV Zulte Waregem
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Antwerp in First Division A competition, SV Zulte Waregem will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, SV Zulte Waregem had 45% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. On the other side, Royal Antwerp got 17 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Michel-Ange Balikwisha (68') was the scorer for Antwerp.
A tendency of at least one team not scoring a goal in games featuring SV Zulte Waregem has become apparent recently. Looking at their last six games reveals that it has occurred 6 times. In these clashes, their opponents have managed a goal total of 7 and SV Zulte Waregem have scored 5.
Their previous form shows that SV Zulte Waregem:
- have not won against Club Brugge in games played away from home for the previous 3 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 8 matches in the league. Who knows how long it might last, too.
Head to head
Looking over past results between these clubs going back to 22/01/2020 tells us that these encounters have not been good ones for SV Zulte Waregem. They have not managed to register any victories whatsoever whereas Club Brugge have maintained the edge over them, running out winners in 83 per cent of those matches played.
A combined sum of 21 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 19 of them from Blauw-Zwart and 2 created by Essevee. That is an average goals per game value of 3.5.
The last league match featuring these clubs was First Division A match day 18 on 12/12/2021 when it finished Club Brugge 3-0 SV Zulte Waregem.
That time, Club Brugge managed 60% possession and 20 shots on goal with 7 on target. The goalscorers were Charles De Ketelaere (13'), Mats Rits (53') and Noa Lang (73').
At the other end, SV Zulte Waregem had 7 shots at goal with 0 of them on target.
The referee was Wim Smet.
Team News: Club Brugge
Antonio Nusa (Muscle Injury), Tajon Buchanan (Muscle Injury) and Mats Rits (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be able to play for Club Brugge boss Carl Hoefkens.
Team News: SV Zulte Waregem
SV Zulte Waregem boss Mbaye Leye has to choose a team with limited availability. Bent Sörmo (Muscle Fatigue), Wout De Buyser (Foot Injury) and Timothy Derijck (Adductor problems) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
In this game, Club Brugge should dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances.
However, SV Zulte Waregem might well find it a difficult task getting goals but do we see them hitting back at some stage.
We can therefore see a comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Club Brugge when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.