Kortrijk vs Club Brugge – Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 30/01/22, Team News and Lineups

20:00, 30 jan 2022
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Kortrijk and Club Brugge lock horns at the Guldensporenstadion on Sunday. The champions are searching for their third straight victory over Kortrijk. Read our free predictions and betting picks for the game here.

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Bookmaker Ratings prediction one: Club Brugge to Win – 1.67

Bookmaker Ratings prediction two: Under 2.5 Goals – 2.0

Club Brugge to Win

Club Brugge were held to a 0-0 draw by league leaders Union Saint-Gilloise in midweek, though the defending champions can bounce back with a victory on Sunday. Club Brugge have won each of their last three meetings with Kortrijk and their superiority in this fixture since 2020 should arm them with enough impetus to push for three points again.

Under 2.5 Goals

Club Brugge have been frustratingly goal-shy since Christmas, netting just four times in four matches during a modest spell for the team. Three of those fixtures produced under 2.5 goals and it’s also worth noting that two of Club Brugge’s last three encounters with Kortrijk also delivered two or fewer goals. Sunday’s game could be decided by similarly slim margins and bettors are advised to stick to the same unders line.

Preliminary review and match prediction for Kortrijk vs Club Brugge

Defending First Division A champions Club Brugge missed a chance to put some pressure on current leaders and title favourites Union Saint-Gilloise on Thursday evening in a drab 0-0 draw against them at the Jan Breydelstadion– a result that leaves Brugge nine points behind their rivals at the summit.

Manager Alfred Schreuder – who is only just in the hotseat having joined Brugge in early January – will be eager for his new troops to bounce back at Kortrijk on Sunday and the head-to-head record in this fixture suggests the visitors are worthy favourites to claim three points.

Club Brugge have won each of their last three meetings with Kortrijk, indeed, they haven’t lost a competitive encounter with De Kerels since 2016.

Kortrijk are in the playoff mix this season, though their habit for sharing the spoils has limited their progress. Karim Belhocine’s team have drawn more often (10) than any other team in the First Division A this term, while their 30-goal haul for the campaign so far is the lowest in the table’s top half.

That lack of spark in the final third was evident when Kortrijk were beaten to nil by Club Brugge (2-0) back in October and only two clubs have notched fewer times on their own patch overall than De Kerels (13 goals in 10 games).

Just one Kortrijk player – Faïz Selemani – has scored more than five goals this season and in contrast, Club Brugge have five players on five goals or more for the campaign.

That superior firepower should give the Blauw-Zwart the edge over Kortrijk again this weekend and we’re tipping Club Brugge to topple their opponents for the fourth time on the bounce on Sunday.

Safe Bets

Club Brugge have more attacking weapons in their armoury than Kortrijk and the Blauw-Zwart are available at 1.53 odds to break the deadlock with the game’s first goal on Sunday. Club Brugge opened the scoring in four of their last five meetings with Kortrijk and we’re tipping history to repeat itself this weekend.

Get Quick Rich

Only Union Saint-Gilloise have kept more clean sheets than Club Brugge in the Belgian First Division A this season and the Blauw-Zwart claimed one of their eight shutouts when they beat Kortrijk 2-0 in October. Club Brugge are targeting their third clean sheet in four matches under new boss Alfred Schreuder and they are available at generous looking 3.0 odds to get the job done with another win to nil.

Kortrijk vs Club Brugge first goalscorer

With three goals in as many games since the winter break, Club Brugge’s Bas Dost is building a head of steam in Belgium and the Dutch marksman is a prime contender to open the scoring on Sunday. Six of his ten efforts this term were first strikes for Brugge and Dost is priced at 5.5 to get his team up and running again this weekend.

Kortrijk vs Club Brugge Team News

Kevin Vandendriessche, Rachid Alioui and Pape Habib Gueye are all injury doubts for Kortrijk this weekend, while Mohamed Badamosi is away on AFCON duty.

Jack Hendry is suspended for Club Brugge and will miss out on Sunday, while Tajon Buchanan is away at AFCON until next month. Ebegouwen Otasowie is out with COVID-19, while Ruben Providence is sidelined with an ankle complaint.

Starting Lineups

Kortrijk: Ilic – Rougeaux, Watanabe, Radovanovic, D’Haene – Palaversa, Sissoko, Mbayo, Kadri, Moreno – Messaoudi

Club Brugge: Mignolet – Mitrovic, Mechele, N’Soki – Clinton Mata, De Ketelaere, Vormer, Vanaken, Sobol – Dost, Lang

Highlighted Player

Charles De Ketelaere

20-year-old Charles De Ketelaere is Club Brugge’s prized asset and the highly-coveted midfielder is enjoying a stellar campaign in 2021/22. With ten goals and six assists to his name already, De Ketelaere has been posting superb numbers from his deep-lying position and his ability to turn the tide in his team’s favour could be evident again on Sunday.

Most popular FAQ for Kortrijk vs Club Brugge

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

Club Brugge beat Kortrijk 2-0 when the teams last met on October 15th.

Where will this fixture be played?

Sunday’s fixture will be contested at the Guldensporenstadion in Kortrijk.

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

We recommend checking out the odds at William Hill for Kortrijk vs Club Brugge.

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