Club Brugge vs Cercle Brugge Preview 06/08/2021
On Friday night, Club Brugge and Cercle Brugge go head-to-head at the Jan Breydelstadion in a big derby game early in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League campaign.
Reigning champions Club Brugge head into this clash as favourites for victory. Philippe Clement’s team have picked up four points from their opening two league matches against AS Eupen and Union Saint-Gilloise.
— Club Brugge KV (@ClubBrugge) August 4, 2021
The results mean that Club Brugge have won just one of their last four league games dating back to last season, despite claiming their 17th Belgian top-flight.
The home team will be confident of a return to form and of claiming that 18th domestic title this season, though.
The victory last time out saw a positive for Club Brugge, as they kept their first clean sheet in five outings in the Belgian top-flight.
The champions recent home record has not been great, as they have won just once in their previous four league outings at the Jan Breydelstadion.
Their home games have certainly been full of entertainment, though, as there have been over 2.5 goals scored in 11 of their last 12 league games in the Belgian top-flight.
Like their city rivals, Cercle Brugge have picked up four points from their opening two matches in the Belgian top-flight.
The visitors (although they share a stadium with Club Brugge) opened their campaign with a 1-0 win at Beerschot before a 1-1 draw with OH Leuven last time out.
The positive start to the new Belgian top-flight campaign means that Cercle Brugge are now unbeaten in five league matches. The win at Beerschot also ended a three-game winless run on their travels for the visitors.
PlusBet.net predicts that champions Club Brugge will come out on top in this derby clash, recording a victory in a high-scoring encounter.
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