Cercle Brugge vs Oostende – Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 29/01/22, Team News and Lineups

19:45, 29 jan 2022
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Cercle Brugge and Oostende go head-to-head for three points in the Belgian First Division A on Saturday. Cercle are favourites to claim three points against relegation candidates Oostende. Read our free predictions and betting picks for the game here.

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Bookmaker Ratings prediction one: Cercle Brugge to Win – 1.53

Bookmaker Ratings prediction two: Both Teams to Score – 1.73

 

Cercle Brugge to Win

Cercle Brugge have been in superb form since the end of the winter break in Belgium and their excellent 2-0 win at Anderlecht in midweek was their third victory on the spin in the First Division A. The hosts can make it four wins from four against an Oostende outfit that has won just three times in 11 attempts on the road this term.

Both Teams to Score

Both teams have rattled the net in four of the last five tussles between Cercle Brugge and Oostende and the same market could be worth pursuing on Saturday. The clubs have claimed just eight clean sheets between them in 47 fixtures combined this season and we expect both defences to concede again.

Preliminary review and match prediction for Cercle Brugge vs Oostende

Cercle Brugge are in red-hot form and the Groen en Zwart’s superb 2-0 triumph at Anderlecht on Wednesday evening highlighted just how much confidence they wield at present.

Anderlecht were forced to play 75 minutes of the contest with ten men following the early dismissal of Wesley Hoedt, however, Cercle were ruthless and took full advantage of their host’s plight to earn their third win in as many games.

Manager Dominik Thalhammer is enjoying a promising maiden campaign at the helm with the club and Cercle Brugge look set to secure a big improvement on their 16th placed finish last season under their new boss.

Oostende meanwhile, picked up a useful if unexpected point at Gent (1-1) in midweek, though the relegation-threatened outfit have won only once in their last six attempts overall – and that solitary victory came against bottom club Beerschot.

Cercle Brugge will fancy their chances of ousting Oostende at the Jan Breydelstadion this weekend, especially having beaten another of the division’s relegation candidates Zulte Waregem 3-1 at that venue on January 23rd.

Cercle have kept only two clean sheets in 12 home fixtures since August however, so don’t be surprised to see them ship a consolation effort on Saturday.

Safe Bets

If you’re on the lookout for a banker bet this weekend, then a stake on Cercle Brugge to notch the first goal at 1.44 might appeal. Cercle have broken the deadlock in each of their last four league matches and in each of their last four home assignments, and their superior quality should allow them to repeat the trick against Oostende.

Get Quick Rich

Cercle Brugge are available at 2.5 in the -1.0 goal handicap market this week – a deficit they have covered in 100% of their last four First Division A skirmishes. Only three clubs have conceded more often than Oostende this term, so this tip can be backed with confidence.

Cercle Brugge vs Oostende first goalscorer

Dino Hotic opened the scoring for Cercle Brugge in their last home fixture against Zulte Waregem and the Bosnian attacker looks the best bet from a limited field in the first goalscorer stakes again this weekend. As an added bonus, Hotic is Cercle’s designated penalty taker – something that could give him the edge in the market.

Cercle Brugge vs Oostende Team News

Olivier Deman should be back from suspension for Cercle Brugge this weekend, though Edgarad Utkus and Waldo Rubio are considered doubtful due to injury complaints. Keeper Miguel van Damme is a long-term absentee through illness.

Steven Fortes and Kenny Rocha Santos are on AFCON duty with their countries, while Jordy Schelfhout and Indy Boonen are both considered touch and go for Oostende. Manuel Osifo is also a doubt due to illness.

Starting Lineups

Cercle Brugge: Didillon – Decostere, Popovic, Daland, Miangue – Leonardo Lopes, Van der Bruggen, Vanhoutte – Hotic, Matondo, Somers

Oostende: Hubert – Jaekl, Tanghe, Medley – McGeehan, Batzner, Duncan, Sakamoto – D’Haese, Ndicka, Ambrose

Highlighted Player

Rabbi Matondo

Welsh international Rabbi Matondo is enjoying a productive campaign on loan at Cercle Brugge from his parent club Schalke 04 and the attacker has scored six times in his last seven appearances for the Belgian side. Matondo grabbed a crucial goal against Anderlecht on Wednesday and the 21-year-old will carry plenty of threat into Saturday’s clash with Oostende.

Most popular FAQ for Cercle Brugge vs Oostende

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

Oostende beat Cercle Brugge 2-1 when the teams last met on October 16th.

Where will this fixture be played?

Saturday’s game will be contested at the Jan Breydelstadion in Brugge.

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

We recommend checking out the odds at William Hill for Cercle Brugge vs Oostende.

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