Cercle Brugge vs Royale Union SG Prediction 18.01.2023

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

1 : 1

Union Saint-Gilloise

Union Saint-Gilloise

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  • Competition: Belgium - Jupiler Pro League
  • Date: Wednesday, 18th, January 2023
  • Kickoff: 17:30 UK / 18.30 CET
  • Venue: Jan Breydel Stadion (Brugge)

After they were seriously threatened with relegation from the elite club for two seasons, Cercle Brugge finally had a calm season without too much stress from moving to a lower rank. Namely, "Groen en Zwart" finished the previous campaign in 10th position and as things currently stand, this season will be nothing but a repeat of last year. After 20 rounds, Cercle Brugge have managed to achieve 26 points on their account, which leaves them in 10th place in the Jupiler Pro League, just four points less compared to positions that guarantee a fight for a place in Europe.

Meanwhile, Royal Union SG was a surprise package in the Jupiler Pro League last season, they led a fierce battle for the title of Belgian champion literally until the last round, but they failed. However, if you consider that they were debutants in the elite rank of the previous campaign, then winning the second place is certainly a huge success for them. The club from the Brussels municipality of Saint-Gilles has already proven that the last season was not a coincidence, since this season they highlighted a serious candidacy for the title. They are currently positioned in second position with 42 points won, which is seven points less than the current leader, Genk.

Cercle Brugge vs Royale Union SG Betting Tips: AH2(0)

In recent years, Circle Brugge has become a favorite opponent at Royal Union, bearing in mind that the club from the Brussels municipality of Saint-Gilles celebrated in each of the previous five clashes, including the first one this season when it was 2-1 for the home team.

The club from Bruges caught great momentum at the end of the first part of the season. However, apparently the break because of the World Cup came at the wrong time for them, as they still did not taste the sweetness of victory in the continuation of the season, losing three, with one draw.

Unlike them, Royal Union SG records phenomenal results. In the second part of the season, last year's vice-champion of Jupiler Pro League literally "cleans" their opponents from the field. They arrive in Bruges in a great atmosphere, achieving seven wins from as many competitive games.

In addition to the impressive form, what also pleases coach Karel Geraerts is that the attacking zone from his team looks "killer". Namely, Royal Union SG has "packed" at least two goals in the opponent's nets in each of the last eight games.

When we add to this that the Brussels "machine" is playing amazing football away, which confirms the "imposing" performance of as many as 11 consecutive triumphs, then it is easy to understand why we are backing Les Unionistes in this match, who will want to continue their pursuit of the leader, the team of Genk.

Cercle Brugge vs Union Saint-Gilloise Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Cercle Brugge

    1 : 1

    Union Saint-Gilloise

    Pro League

  2. Union Saint-Gilloise

    2 : 1

    Cercle Brugge

    Pro League

  3. Union Saint-Gilloise

    3 : 2

    Cercle Brugge

    Pro League

  4. Cercle Brugge

    0 : 3

    Union Saint-Gilloise

    Pro League

  5. Cercle Brugge

    2 : 3

    Union Saint-Gilloise

    UEFA Europa League Play-offs

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge Team News

Cercle's list of absent players is quite long. Namely, coach will be without the help of Edgaras Utkus, David Sousa, Christiaan Ravych, as well as captain Hannes Van Der Bruggen due to injuries.

Charles Vanhoutte will also miss the match against Royale Union SG, as he earned his fifth yellow card of the season in the last round, which means he will have to serve a one-match suspension.

Last matches of Cercle Brugge

  1. KV Oostende

    1 : 2

    Cercle Brugge

    Pro League

  2. Cercle Brugge

    1 : 1

    Union Saint-Gilloise

    Pro League

  3. Charleroi

    2 : 1

    Cercle Brugge

    Pro League

  4. Cercle Brugge

    0 : 1

    Westerlo

    Pro League

  5. KV Mechelen

    1 : 1

    Cercle Brugge

    Pro League

Cercle Brugge lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Radosław Majecki

Defenders

  • 5

    Boris Popović

  • 24

    Jean Marcelin

  • 4

    Jesper Daland

Midfielders

  • 41

    Hugo Siquet

  • 22

    Leonardo Lopes

  • 17

    Abu Francis

  • 23

    Olivier Deman

Forwards

  • 34

    Thibo Somers

  • 11

    Yann Gboho

  • 36

    Ayase Ueda

Union Saint-Gilloise

Royale Union SG Team News

Unlike his colleague, Karel Geraerts will not have big personnel problems, but he will still be without Jose Rodriguez, who is recovering from an "undisclosed" injury, missing the last four games.

Left winger Simon Adingra - on loan from Brighton suffered a hip injury in the cup match against Gent and he had to leave the field already in the 12th minute, and his return is still unknown.

Last matches of Union Saint-Gilloise

  1. Charleroi

    0 : 1

    Union Saint-Gilloise

    Pro League

  2. Union Saint-Gilloise

    1 : 0

    OH Leuven

    Pro League

  3. Cercle Brugge

    1 : 1

    Union Saint-Gilloise

    Pro League

  4. Union Saint-Gilloise

    2 : 0

    Antwerp

    Pro League

  5. Union Saint-Gilloise

    4 : 0

    K.A.A. Gent

    Belgian Cup

Union Saint-Gilloise lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 49

    Anthony Moris

Defenders

  • 59

    Ismael Kandouss

  • 16

    Christian Burgess

  • 28

    Koki Machida

Midfielders

  • 2

    Bart Nieuwkoop

  • 10

    Teddy Teuma

  • 20

    Senne Lynen

  • 94

    Loic Lapoussin

Forwards

  • 23

    Cameron Puertas

  • 29

    Gustaf Nilsson

  • 13

    Dante Vanzeir

3 Reasons why we expect AH2(0)

  1. Cercle Brugge is winless in their previous four competitive games (0-1-3).
  2. Royale Union is on a streak of eight consecutive triumphs in all competitions.
  3. Royale Union has scored at least two goals in each of their last eight competitive games.

Main prediction Cercle Brugge - Union Saint-Gilloise

AH2 (0)

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winrate

55% winrate

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3 wins in a row

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Cercle Brugge & Union Saint-Gilloise current standing in Pro League

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Genk 21 18 1 2 52 - 19 +33 55
2 Union Saint-Gilloise 23 16 4 3 46 - 24 +22 52
3 Antwerp 22 14 3 5 42 - 23 +19 45
4 Gent 22 11 5 6 37 - 21 +16 38
5 Club Brugge 22 10 7 5 40 - 28 +12 37
6 Standard Liège 23 11 4 8 37 - 29 +8 37
7 Westerlo 23 10 4 9 44 - 39 +5 34
8 Sint-Truiden 23 8 8 7 24 - 25 -1 32
9 OH Leuven 23 8 7 8 37 - 34 +3 31
10 Cercle Brugge 22 8 6 8 29 - 30 -1 30
11 Anderlecht 22 8 3 11 31 - 32 -1 27
12 Sporting Charleroi 22 8 3 11 28 - 35 -7 27
13 Mechelen 22 7 4 11 30 - 40 -10 25
14 Kortrijk 23 6 4 13 26 - 44 -18 22
15 Zulte-Waregem 22 5 5 12 29 - 46 -17 20
16 AS Eupen 22 6 2 14 28 - 46 -18 20
17 KV Oostende 23 5 3 15 25 - 51 -26 18
18 RFC Seraing 22 4 3 15 21 - 40 -19 15

Cercle Brugge vs Royale Union SG - FAQ

? Where to watch?
The match between these teams will be broadcast on bet365 (Live streaming)
? Who is Cercle Brugge's player to watch?
Ayase Ueda is the leading scorer of his team with 7 goals scored this season.
? Who is Royale's player to watch?
Dante Vanzeir leads a great attack from his team. He has scored 10 goals and added two assists so far.