Cercle Brugge vs Waasland-Beveren: Soccer betting preview

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Competition: Belgium Pro League
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 15:15 (UTC)
Venue: Jan Breydelstadion (29975 seats)

An important duel in the bottom section of the Pro League, with both Cercle Brugge and Waasland-Beveren experiencing more worry than joy. This match is a classic "six-pointer" with the home team placed 16th and the visitors in 18th place.

Insights:
  • Cercle Brugge has the fewest clean sheets (3) in Pro League
  • Waasland-Beveren has the most conceded goals (57) in Pro League

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Cercle Brugge form and stats

With 3 Pro League wins, 1 draw and 10 defeats from their home games, Cercle Brugge, who have the fewest clean sheets (3) in Pro League, are certainly not brimming with confidence. With ten home Pro League games in a row without a win, the Cercle Brugge fans could feel they are not getting value for their money. It remains to be seen whether this unfortunate streak, which started after the Gent game long ago, can be stopped today.

A good away victory last time out for Cercle, who won 2-1 against Royal Excel Mouscron (placed 17th). In the match before that, Cercle Brugge hosted Anderlecht and drew the game 0-0.

World class coaching! That was the thoughts of Y. Vanderhaeghe when Kévin Denkey scored the winning goal after coming on as a substitute in the 76th minute.

The betting market estimate that the home team has about 55-60% chance of winning this match. There could be betting value if you think differently, so to help you here are the stats from Cercle's earlier matches at home being 55%-60% favourite: Played one game, won one match, drawn zero and lost zero.

The manager Y. Vanderhaeghe will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Anderlecht in only four days.

Cercle Brugge has scored 18 league goals at home this season, in 14 matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Cercle have conceded 25 from these games.

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Waasland-Beveren form and stats

There's been little loot from Waasland-Beveren's travels as they have only collected 14 points from 14 away games in the Pro League. Waasland-Beveren, who have the most conceded goals (57) in Pro League, only have 3 wins to counter their 6 defeats and 5 draws.

Waasland-Beveren's last game ended in a draw, the home match versus Sporting Charleroi that finished 1-1. Before that, Waasland-Beveren secured a home win against AS Eupen with the score 1-0.

Looking at the earlier recent performances of Waasland-Beveren when being an outsider away as they are today, we find five matches with the visitors losing two times, drawing three and winning zero games.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Waasland-Beveren have scored 19 goals in 14 league games away. Waasland-Beveren's defence is not exactly unbeatable as they have conceded 27 goals from these trips.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Waasland-Beveren - Cercle 0-2 played earlier this season. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: six wins for Cercle, two draws and two wins for Waasland-Beveren. Over 2,5 goals: three times; under 2,5 goals: seven games.

Top Goalscorers

Cercle BruggeI. Ugbo
I. Ugbo
12 goals
Waasland-BeverenD. Heymans
D. Heymans
7 goals
Waasland-BeverenA. Koita
A. Koita
7 goals

Cercle Brugge missing players

Waasland-Beveren missing players

Cercle Brugge Waasland-Beveren
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
28 14 4 Played P 4 14 28
8 3 1 Won W 1 3 6
2 1 0 Drew D 3 5 7
18 10 3 Lost L 0 6 15
32 18 5 Scored S 6 19 34
46 25 5 Conceded C 4 27 57
96% 93% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 93% 96%
71% 64% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 93% 93%
61% 64% 75% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 57% 54%
18% 29% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 50% 43%
14% 21% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 36% 32%
54% 57% 50% BTTS BTTS 100% 79% 68%
11% 14% 25% Clean Sheets C S 0% 14% 18%
39% 36% 25% Failed to Score F T 0% 14% 18%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.9 1.7 2.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.6 2
2 2 0 Red cards R C 0 0 2
 
6.6 6.2 5.2 Shots (avg) S ( 7.5 4.9 7.2
3.1 3.6 3.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.5 2.1 3.1
36% 36% 38% Goal Efficiency G E 43% 63% 40%
Key stats in Pro League this season:
  • Cercle Brugge has the fewest clean sheets (3) in Pro League
  • Cercle Brugge has the fewest points (10) at home in Pro League
  • Cercle Brugge have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Waasland-Beveren has the most conceded goals (57) in Pro League
  • Waasland-Beveren has the most conceded goals in the first half (26) in Pro League
  • Waasland-Beveren has the the worst goal difference (-23) in Pro League
  • Waasland-Beveren have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

  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 26 19 3 4 55 18 13 9 1 3 24 11 13 10 2 1 31 7 37 60
2 Antwerp 27 14 5 8 44 36 13 7 3 3 22 17 14 7 2 5 22 19 8 47
3 Genk 27 12 7 8 51 38 13 7 4 2 29 16 14 5 3 6 22 22 13 43
4 KV Oostende 28 12 7 9 43 36 14 8 4 2 30 18 14 4 3 7 13 18 7 43
5 Anderlecht 27 10 12 5 36 27 13 7 6 0 18 6 14 3 6 5 18 21 9 42
6 OH Leuven 27 11 7 9 44 43 14 7 2 5 19 18 13 4 5 4 25 25 1 40
7 Mechelen 28 11 7 10 42 44 15 4 4 7 23 26 13 7 3 3 19 18 -2 40
8 Standard Liege 27 10 10 7 38 31 14 5 7 2 20 16 13 5 3 5 18 15 7 40
9 Sporting Charleroi 27 11 6 10 40 36 12 5 3 4 13 9 15 6 3 6 27 27 4 39
10 Beerschot-Wilrijk 27 11 4 12 48 52 14 6 3 5 27 24 13 5 1 7 21 28 -4 37
11 Zulte-Waregem 27 11 4 12 41 47 14 4 2 8 16 28 13 7 2 4 25 19 -6 37
12 Gent 28 10 7 11 41 34 13 5 3 5 23 17 15 5 4 6 18 17 7 37
13 Kortrijk 27 9 6 12 33 40 14 5 2 7 21 27 13 4 4 5 12 13 -7 33
14 AS Eupen 28 7 12 9 33 44 14 4 5 5 19 23 14 3 7 4 14 21 -11 33
15 Sint-Truiden 27 8 6 13 35 42 14 5 3 6 18 16 13 3 3 7 17 26 -7 30
16 Cercle Brugge 28 8 2 18 32 46 14 3 1 10 18 25 14 5 1 8 14 21 -14 26
17 Royal Excel Mouscron 28 6 8 14 24 43 14 3 5 6 14 18 14 3 3 8 10 25 -19 26
18 Waasland-Beveren 28 6 7 15 34 57 14 3 2 9 15 30 14 3 5 6 19 27 -23 25

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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.