Club Brugge vs Cercle Brugge Prediction 26.05.2024

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  • Competition: Belgium - JPL Champion' Play-Offs
  • Date: Sunday, 26th, May 2024
  • Kickoff: 17:30 UTC +1 / 18.30 CEST
  • Venue: Jan Breydel Stadion (Brugge)

Club Brugge clashes with their cross-town rivals Cercle Brugge at Jan Breydel Stadium, knowing that avoiding defeat on the concluding day of the playoff round will earn them the Jupiler Pro League title.

Club Brugge vs Cercle Brugge Betting Tips: OVER 2.5

Despite kicking off the Championship playoff with a whopping nine-point deficit behind the then-league leaders Anderlecht, the giants based in Bruges staged a stunning revival in their fortunes to come within inches of reclaiming the Belgian throne after just 12 months.

In their nine playoff matches played to date, Club Brugge have amassed an eye-catching tally of 22 points on the table, courtesy of seven triumphs and two draws, with last week's significant victory over Anderlecht in the top-table clash catapulting them into the driver's seat in the title race, thanks to Denis Odoi's solitary strike.

Heading into the final playoff matchday in pole position with a three-point cushion over the point-matching pair of Royale Union SG and Anderlecht, Nicky Hayen's troops are just a point shy of winning their fourth Belgian title in the past five seasons, and their home form is screaming championship material, having garnered 10 out of 12 points on offer and rattled the net 12 times during that spell.

Still, Blauw-Zwart must tread carefully in the upcoming city derby on Sunday, considering they have failed to find a winning formula against their Bruges rivals Cercle in any of their three encounters this season, while they were forced to settle for draws in each, including a 1-1 stalemate when the two sides locked horns earlier in the playoffs.

As is well known, the opposite end of the pitch sees Cercle Brugge's side still entangled in the race for a European finish, as they are just a solitary point adrift of the fourth-placed team, effectively meaning that avoiding defeat in the Bruges derby, coupled with Royale Union's triumph over Genk, brings them a playoff clash for the European Conference League berth.

Interestingly, Groen en Zwart have left a much better impression on the road than at their own backyard and will aim to spoil the championship party for their arch-rivals, but a broader overview of their direct clashes with Club Brugge doesn't bring encouraging news, considering that Cercle has only managed to secure full points once in 17 encounters, suffering 10 defeats in the process.

Considering Club Brugge's struggle to defeat their bitter rival, we'll skip the final outcome and focus on goals, as we anticipate the season-ending Bruges derby to be much juicier and intriguing compared to the previous three. At their home turf, Blauw-Zwart tends to find the net with flair, with each of their four home playoff fixtures seeing at least three goals, and Cercle's attacking prowess promises an entertaining end-to-end affair.

Club Brugge vs Cercle Brugge Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Cercle Brugge

    1 : 1

    Club Brugge

    Pro League

  2. Cercle Brugge

    1 : 1

    Club Brugge

    Pro League

  3. Club Brugge

    0 : 0

    Cercle Brugge

    Pro League

  4. Cercle Brugge

    2 : 2

    Club Brugge

    Pro League

  5. Club Brugge

    4 : 0

    Cercle Brugge

    Pro League

Club Brugge

Club Brugge team news

Talented centre-back Bjorn Meijer will almost certainly miss the final matchday of the Jupiler Pro League playoffs of the season, as he had to undergo knee surgery.

What will also be a concern for coach Nicky Hayen is that he could not count on the team's top scorer Igor Thiago in the top-of-the-table clash with Anderlecht.

Last matches of Club Brugge

  1. Anderlecht

    0 : 1

    Club Brugge

    Pro League

  2. Club Brugge

    2 : 2

    Union Saint-Gilloise

    Pro League

  3. Club Brugge

    1 : 1

    Fiorentina

    Europa Conference League

  4. Antwerp

    1 : 2

    Club Brugge

    Pro League

  5. Fiorentina

    3 : 2

    Club Brugge

    Europa Conference League

Club Brugge lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 22

    Simon Mignolet

Defenders

  • 55

    Maxim De Cuyper

  • 44

    Brandon Mechele

  • 4

    Joel Ordonez

  • 6

    Denis Odoi

Midfielders

  • 27

    Casper Nielsen

  • 15

    Raphael Onyedika

  • 10

    Hugo Vetlesen

  • 20

    Hans Vanaken

  • 8

    Michal Skoras

Forwards

  • 9

    Ferran Jutgla

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge team news

As for Circle Brugge, they will face city rivals without the services of Nils De Wilde, as well as Lithuanian international Edgaras Utkus who has a facial injury.

Young hope Nazihno came off the bench against Royal Union SG in the final 13 minutes, confirming his recovery from a two-month layoff due to a knock.

Last matches of Cercle Brugge

  1. Cercle Brugge

    1 : 2

    Union Saint-Gilloise

    Pro League

  2. Antwerp

    1 : 2

    Cercle Brugge

    Pro League

  3. Cercle Brugge

    4 : 1

    Genk

    Pro League

  4. Cercle Brugge

    1 : 1

    Anderlecht

    Pro League

  5. Anderlecht

    3 : 0

    Cercle Brugge

    Pro League

Cercle Brugge lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Warleson

Defenders

  • 22

    Leonardo Lopes

  • 4

    Jesper Daland

  • 66

    Christiaan Ravych

  • 41

    Hugo Siquet

Midfielders

  • 28

    Hannes Van Der Bruggen

  • 17

    Abu Francis

  • 10

    Felipe Augusto

  • 6

    Felix Lemarechal

  • 34

    Thibo Somers

Forwards

  • 9

    Kevin Denkey

3 Reasons why we expect Over 2.5

  1. Club Brugge have scored at least two goals in five consecutive home matches in the division.
  2. Each of Club Brugge's nine consecutive Jupiler Pro League home matches has featured at least three goals.
  3. Four out of the last five playoff matches involving Cercle Brugge have seen at least three goals.

Main prediction Club Brugge - Cercle Brugge

Over 2.5 goals

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57% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Team 1 to Win

Best odds:1.57

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Best odds:1.54

Club Brugge vs Cercle Brugge - FAQ

? Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on Arena sport 2 (Svk), Arena Sport (Cro), Arena Sport (Ser), Eleven Sports 3 (Poland), Nova Sports (Hel), Prima Sport 3 (Rom), Sport 1+ (Ger), Ziggo Sport Voetbal

? Who is Club Brugge's player to watch?

Involved in an exceptional 21 goals (18 goals and three assists), Igor Thiago represents Club Brugge's biggest attacking threat, but he missed the last league encounter.

? Who is Cercle Brugge's player to watch?

Ahoueke Steeve Kevin Denkey has astonished everyone in the Jupiler Pro League this term, scoring an incredible 27 goals, along with one assist, making him by far the league's top scorer.