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It’s derby day in the Belgian capital as champions Club Brugge take on local rivals Cercle Brugge in the First Division A. Read our expert predictions and find the top odds for the fixture below in our match preview.
Club Brugge vs Cercle Brugge – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Champions Club Brugge battle it out with neighbours Cercle Brugge for local bragging rights and First Division A points on Friday evening. Read our top three predictions for this week’s contest below.
- Both Teams to Score
- Both Teams to Score & Win
- Yes & Club Brugge to Win
- Half Time/Full Time Result
- Draw/Club Brugge
The odds presented here are always subject to change. One should check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by William Hill, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.
Both Teams to Score
While champions and title favourites Club Brugge have been the dominant force in recent derby fixtures against their city rivals Cercle in terms of results, encounters between the neighbours have generally been keenly contested. BTTS has landed in each of the last three meetings between the local antagonists and we’re tipping the clubs to trade blows again on Friday.
Club Brugge to Win & Both Teams to Score
For a larger price, bettors should consider combining our both teams to score selection with a home win this week. Club Brugge have won eight of the last nine derby games against their traditional foes and the superior quality in their ranks should allow them to push for victory again at the clubs’ shared home, the Jan Breydelstadion.
Half Time Draw, Full Time Club Brugge
Cercle Brugge coach Yves Vanderhaeghe rebuilt his defence over the summer and the Groen en Zwart have looked more solid in the early exchanges of the new campaign as result, conceding just one goal in their opening two games. Cercle’s more robust rearguard could frustrate a Club Brugge outfit that have notched 100% of their league goals so far after the half-time interval, and the champions could have to wait until the second period to land a decisive blow.
Club Brugge vs Cercle Brugge: Match Preview
Champions Club Brugge are the bookies favourites to successfully defend their title in 2021/22, and FCB posted their first win of the new campaign last weekend with a hard-fought 1-0 triumph at newly-promoted Union Saint-Gilloise. Philippe Clement’s men haven’t quite hit their stride yet, though more fluency should come with more games.
Cercle Brugge needed a late goal from Waldo Rubio to snatch a draw at home to Leuven last time out, though a four-point haul from their opening pair of First Division A fixtures represents a solid start for the team that beat the drop by an inch last term. The members of Yves Vanderhaeghe’s rejigged backline look like they have gelled quickly and that new, more solid platform should allow Cercle to place higher in 2021/22.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Club Brugge vs Cercle Brugge
Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.
Club Brugge vs Cercle Brugge Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
What stadium will the match be played at?
Friday’s fixture will be played at the Jan Breydelstadion in Brugge.
When does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 20:45 CET (GMT +1) on August 6.
Who won the last meeting between these clubs?
Club Brugge came from behind to beat Cercle 2-1 when the clubs last faced off on January 28.