Cercle Brugge vs OH Leuven betting preview

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Competition: Belgium Pro League
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 14:15 (UTC)
Venue: Jan Breydelstadion (29975 seats)

Cercle Brugge hope to sell some tickets for this game even though the season has been rough so far with 32 points and a 16th position in the Pro League table. Visiting OH Leuven holds 7th place with 45 pts.

Insights:
  • Cercle Brugge have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • OH Leuven have the most conceded goals (33) away in Pro League

Cercle Brugge and OH Leuven should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

Relegation threatens Cercle who should definitely be looking for some points here. Leuven are still fighting for the big positions at the top of the table.

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Cercle Brugge form and stats

Cercle Brugge's results here at Jan Breydelstadion in the Pro League have been very modest with 5 victories, 1 draw and 10 defeats. Two home wins in a row for Cercle Brugge bring valid hopes of a third.

Cercle Brugge's previous game was a Pro League match also played at home, ending 2-1 versus Beerschot-Wilrijk (placed 8th). The home side are looking to build on that result. Prior to that was the away defeat visiting Gent (0-1).

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Cercle handle that role? We have found seven games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are three wins, zero draws and four defeats.

The Cercle Brugge fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 22 in 16 matches. With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the Cercle defense is not exactly impregnable. 26 goals conceded from 16 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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OH Leuven form and stats

As the visiting team in Pro League matches, OH Leuven, who have the most conceded goals (33) away in Pro League, have produced an overall stat of 4-7-5 so far. Two points from the last two away games for Leuven, which the math geniuses among you will translate to two draws.

Home advantage was not enough for Leuven in their previous game, as they lost their Pro League-match, hosting Genk, 2-3. Before that, Leuven travelled to Mechelen and returned home with a draw after the game finished 2-2.

It's a bit worrying for OH Leuven that their goalkeeper Rafael Romo made six saves in the Genk game last time out, but still couldn't prevent the loss.

We have checked recent matches where OH Leuven have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those ten games were four victories, two draws and four defeats.

OH Leuven has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 30 goals from 16 games. For Leuven, more than two goals on average per game end up in their own net.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the OH Leuven - Cercle 2-1 played earlier this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Cercle three wins, two draws and OH Leuven five victories. As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

OH LeuvenT. Henry
T. Henry
21 goals
CercleI. Ugbo
I. Ugbo
13 goals
OH LeuvenX. Mercier
X. Mercier
9 goals

Cercle Brugge missing players

OH Leuven missing players

Cercle Brugge OH Leuven
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
32 16 5 Played P 5 16 32
10 5 2 Won W 2 4 12
2 1 0 Drew D 2 7 9
20 10 3 Lost L 1 5 11
36 22 10 Scored S 12 30 53
50 26 9 Conceded C 9 33 54
97% 94% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
72% 69% 60% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 91%
56% 62% 60% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 81% 72%
16% 25% 40% Over 3.5 O 3.5 80% 69% 47%
12% 19% 40% Over 4.5 O 4.5 20% 31% 19%
50% 56% 60% BTTS BTTS 80% 88% 75%
12% 19% 0% Clean Sheets C S 20% 6% 16%
41% 31% 40% Failed to Score F T 0% 6% 9%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2 1.8 1.6 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.4 1.8 1.6
4 3 2 Red cards R C 1 1 4
 
6.5 6.3 4.4 Shots (avg) S ( 7 8.5 9.2
3.1 3.6 2.6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.8 3.7 4
37% 39% 77% Goal Efficiency G E 63% 51% 41%
Key stats in Pro League this season:
  • All of OH Leuven's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Cercle Brugge have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • OH Leuven have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • OH Leuven have the most conceded goals (33) away in Pro League
  • OH Leuven haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Club Brugge 32 23 4 5 68 22 16 11 1 4 30 13 16 12 3 1 38 9 46 73
2 Antwerp 32 16 6 10 51 44 16 8 4 4 27 23 16 8 2 6 24 21 7 54
3 Genk 32 15 8 9 61 45 16 8 5 3 34 20 16 7 3 6 27 25 16 53
4 Anderlecht 32 13 13 6 48 33 16 8 7 1 23 10 16 5 6 5 25 23 15 52
5 KV Oostende 32 14 7 11 46 39 16 9 4 3 32 20 16 5 3 8 14 19 7 49
6 Zulte-Waregem 32 14 4 14 49 58 16 6 2 8 21 31 16 8 2 6 28 27 -9 46
7 OH Leuven 32 12 9 11 53 54 16 8 2 6 23 21 16 4 7 5 30 33 -1 45
8 Beerschot-Wilrijk 31 13 5 13 55 58 15 6 4 5 29 26 16 7 1 8 26 32 -3 44
9 Standard Liege 32 11 11 10 45 41 16 6 7 3 23 20 16 5 4 7 22 21 4 44
10 Gent 32 12 7 13 44 40 16 7 3 6 25 21 16 5 4 7 19 19 4 43
11 Sporting Charleroi 31 11 9 11 43 40 16 5 6 5 16 13 15 6 3 6 27 27 3 42
12 Mechelen 32 11 9 12 46 51 16 4 5 7 25 28 16 7 4 5 21 23 -5 42
13 AS Eupen 32 9 13 10 41 49 16 5 6 5 24 26 16 4 7 5 17 23 -8 40
14 Sint-Truiden 32 10 8 14 41 47 16 6 3 7 20 19 16 4 5 7 21 28 -6 38
15 Kortrijk 32 10 6 16 39 50 16 5 2 9 23 31 16 5 4 7 16 19 -11 36
16 Cercle Brugge 32 10 2 20 36 50 16 5 1 10 22 26 16 5 1 10 14 24 -14 32
17 Royal Excel Mouscron 32 7 10 15 28 47 16 4 5 7 15 19 16 3 5 8 13 28 -19 31
18 Waasland-Beveren 32 7 7 18 39 65 16 3 2 11 18 36 16 4 5 7 21 29 -26 28

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The First Division A is the top league of the football pyramid in Belgium, founded in 1895. It was earlier known as the Belgian Pro League. The season runs from July to May with 16 teams each playing 30 fixtures. The top six in the league table then play a championship playoff, the bottom team is relegated and places #7 to #15 have a Europa League playoff.