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Cercle Brugge and Leuven meet on matchday two of the new Belgian First Division A campaign. Read our expert predictions and find the latest odds for the game below in our detailed match preview.
Cercle Brugge vs Leuven – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Cercle Brugge are aiming to start their season with successive victories when Leuven visit the Jan Breydelstadion. Read our top three expert predictions for Saturday’s fixture below.
- Match Result
- Cercle Brugge to Win
- Total Goals
- Under 2.5 Goals
- Win to Nil
- Cercle Brugge to Win to Nil
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Cercle Brugge to Win
Buoyed by their winning start at Beerschot last week, Cercle Brugge are our favourites to make it two wins from two at Leuven’s expense on Saturday. Cercle trounced Leuven 3-0 when the teams last met in April despite playing the bones of an hour with ten men and they are available at a price worth backing to triumph again this weekend.
Under 2.5 Goals
Cercle Brugge coach Yves Vanderhaeghe oversaw a major recruitment drive in defence over the summer and his team leaned on their new foundations to carve out a 1-0 win at Beerschot on the opening weekend of the season. We’re tipping Cercle’s solidified centre to come to the fore again on Saturday and the under 2.5 goals market is worth sticking to as a result.
Cercle Brugge to Win to Nil
Cercle Brugge’s new-look defence secured an opening day clean sheet at Beerchot and the same robust rearguard could repeat the trick this week. Leuven are still searching for their first goal from open play this term and they failed to notch when they last visited the Jan Breydelstadion in April.
Cercle Brugge vs Leuven: Match Preview
Having masterminded a great escape last season, Cercle manager Yves Vanderhaeghe – who was appointed in February – will be targeting a much higher finish this term and he rebuilt his leaky defence over the summer with that in mind. Jesper Daland, Edgaras Utkus and Senna Miangue were all recruited to shore up the team’s backline during the window and all three players started when Cercle secured an opening day clean sheet at Beerschot.
Leuven finished the previous campaign by winning just twice in their final 12 assignments – a run of results that triggered considerable movement in the summer transfer market. It could take some time for all of the new faces in Marc Brys’s squad to build chemistry, so don’t be surprised to see OHL hit a few early bumps.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Cercle Brugge vs Leuven
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Cercle Brugge vs Leuven Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
What stadium will the match be played at?
Saturday’s fixture will be played at the Jan Breydelstadion.
When does this fixture kick off?
The match will kick-off at 18:30 CET (GMT +1) on July 31.
Who won the last meeting between these clubs?
Cercle Brugge were comfortable 3-0 winners when they last met Leuven in April.
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