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Cercle Brugge vs Antwerp Prediction

Cercle Brugge

August 16

12:30

2 : 1
Antwerp

Cercle Brugge

Antwerp

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This weekend sees MD2 of the new Belgian Pro League campaign arrive, as two sides with a point to prove clash on Sunday. They finished in contrasting positions last season, but there’s a fresh start for both Cercle Brugge and Antwerp this term.

Brugge lost 1-0 away to Standard Liege, while Antwerp were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw against Mouscron. So, will either side manage to record their first win of the campaign here? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Cercle Brugge KSV vs Antwerp Betting Tips

Samuel Bastien’s strike, ten minutes after half-time, meant Cercle Brugge started the new season the same way they finished last – with a slender defeat. After an important four-match winning streak was ended by rivals and champions Club Brugge on March 7, they narrowly avoided relegation.

Under new management with highly-rated Englishman Paul Clement taking charge this summer, they’ll want to avoid languishing near the bottom again. He’ll need to get increased productivity out of players like Kylian Hazard, Dino Hotic while shoring up their defence too.

They spent £2m on Brazilian youngster Vitinho two years ago, yet the 21-year-old didn’t feature at all last season. He’s returned to full training now and is among those to keep an eye on, considering their investment.

Antwerp meanwhile, finished in the Europa League qualification places (4th) and narrowly missed out on Champions League football last term. After Lior Refaelov’s penalty gave them the lead, they only had themselves to blame when Marko Bakic equalised for Mouscron.

It’ll be interesting to see how they fare in this one, considering their vastly superior H2H record (6 wins, 3 draws, 1 loss).

Cercle Brugge KSV vs Antwerp Correct Score Predictions

Cercle are still a team in transition and under Clement, results have been fairly mixed since his appointment last month.

They won just two of their six friendlies and lost to Standard Liege – nothing to be ashamed of – but are rightly underdogs here. As a result, I’m predicting a narrow Antwerp victory.

Last matches

Cercle Brugge

23-01-2021

1 - 2 Kortrijk

L
20-01-2021

1 - 0 Antwerp

L
17-01-2021

0 - 1 Standard Liège

L
13-01-2021

1 - 1

D
09-01-2021

1 - 2 AS Eupen

L
26-12-2020

1 - 0 Zulte-Waregem

L
15-12-2020

3 - 4 Sporting Charleroi

L
12-12-2020

0 - 1 KV Oostende

L
05-12-2020

2 - 1 OH Leuven

L
28-11-2020

1 - 5 Genk

L

Antwerp

L

- KV Oostende

23-01-2021
W

- Cercle Brugge

20-01-2021
W

- Gent

17-01-2021
L

- Mechelen

10-01-2021
W

- Sporting Charleroi

27-12-2020
W

- Waasland-Beveren

20-12-2020
L

- Zulte-Waregem

16-12-2020
L

- Club Brugge

13-12-2020
L

- Tottenham Hotspur

10-12-2020
L

- Genk

06-12-2020
Cercle Brugge vs Antwerp Head-to-Head (H2H)
20-01-2021

Antwerp

1
0

Cercle Brugge

16-08-2020

Cercle Brugge

2
1

Antwerp

19-01-2020

Cercle Brugge

1
2

Antwerp

21-09-2019

Antwerp

3
1

Cercle Brugge

09-12-2018

Cercle Brugge

0
3

Antwerp

25-08-2018

Antwerp

1
0

Cercle Brugge

15-01-2017

Cercle Brugge

0
1

Antwerp

13-11-2016

Antwerp

0
0

Cercle Brugge

01-10-2016

Antwerp

2
1

Cercle Brugge

07-08-2016

Cercle Brugge

1
1

Antwerp

Cercle Brugge
vs
Antwerp
Predicted Lineup
Cercle Brugge vs Antwerp Predicted Lineup

Warleson

Velkovski

Ueda

Taravel

Vanhoutte

Decostere

Ochieng

Hoggas

Hazard

Mbenza

Hotic

Butez

Buta

de Laet

Pius

Juklerod

Haroun

Seck

Refaelov

de Pauw

Mbokani

Hongla

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

2-1 vs Kortrijk (A)

W

0-1 vs Antwerp (A)

L

0-1 vs Standard Liège (H)

L

1-1 vs (A)

D

1-2 vs AS Eupen (H)

L

0-1 vs Zulte-Waregem (A)

L

3-4 vs Sporting Charleroi (H)

L

0-1 vs KV Oostende (H)

L

1-2 vs OH Leuven (A)

L

1-5 vs Genk (H)

L
L

1-2 vs KV Oostende (H)

W

1-0 vs Cercle Brugge (H)

W

1-0 vs Gent (A)

L

0-3 vs Mechelen (A)

W

2-1 vs Sporting Charleroi (H)

W

3-0 vs Waasland-Beveren (A)

L

0-1 vs Zulte-Waregem (H)

L

0-2 vs Club Brugge (H)

L

0-2 vs Tottenham Hotspur (A)

L

2-4 vs Genk (A)

9

Goals Scored

10

5

Over 2.5 Goals

5

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

0-1 vs Standard Liège (H)

L

1-2 vs AS Eupen (H)

L

3-4 vs Sporting Charleroi (H)

L

0-1 vs KV Oostende (H)

L

1-5 vs Genk (H)

L
L

1-2 vs KV Oostende (H)

W

1-0 vs Cercle Brugge (H)

W

2-1 vs Sporting Charleroi (H)

L

0-1 vs Zulte-Waregem (H)

L

0-2 vs Club Brugge (H)

5

Goals Scored

4

3

Over 2.5 Goals

2

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

2-1 vs Kortrijk (A)

W

0-1 vs Antwerp (A)

L

1-1 vs (A)

D

0-1 vs Zulte-Waregem (A)

L

1-2 vs OH Leuven (A)

L
W

1-0 vs Gent (A)

L

0-3 vs Mechelen (A)

W

3-0 vs Waasland-Beveren (A)

L

0-2 vs Tottenham Hotspur (A)

L

2-4 vs Genk (A)

4

Goals Scored

6

2

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

Mosope Ominiyi
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