Cercle Brugge KSV vs Gent – Prediction, and Match Preview
Cercle Brugge KSV vs Gent – After defeating KVC Westerlo 3-5 in the First Division A Play-Offs, Cercle Brugge will be seeking another triumph. Cercle Brugge enjoyed 41% of the possession in that game and 11 of their 20 shots on goal were successful.
Thibo Somers (5′, 64′), Ayase Ueda (18′, 45′), and Leo Lopes (44′) scored the goals for Cercle Brugge. Six of Westerlo’s nine tries at goal were successful. KVC Westerlo scored thanks to Nene Dorgeles (39′, 56′, 75′).
Cercle Brugge games have recently proven to be exciting contests with a lot of goalmouth action being a common trait. 22 goals have been scored overall for both teams over the past six games (an average of 3.67 goals per game), with 14 of those goals coming from Cercle Brugge. Putting past results aside, we’ll just have to wait and see if this match will follow the same pattern.
KAA Gent enters this match off of a 1-2 First Division A – Play-Offs victory in their most recent defeat of Standard Liège. KAA Gent enjoyed 47% of the game’s possession and 3 of its 6 shots on goal were successful.
Hugo Cuypers (61′) and Gift Orban (31′) both scored goals for KAA Gent. One of the nine shots on goal for Standard Liège was on target. Standard Liège’s Steven Alzate scored in the 56th second.
Based on their recent performance, KAA Gent have allowed goals in six of their previous six games, allowing opposition teams to score a total of ten goals. KAA Gent haven’t been very strong on defense.
Cercle Brugge KSV vs Gent – Betting Analysis
Examining their previous head-to-head matches going back to March 21, 2021, we see that Cercle Brugge has won two of them and KAA Gent has won three, with one game being tied.
There were a ton of goals in those games as well, 22 in total, for an average of 3.67 goals per game. The two teams’ previous league meeting occurred in First Division A Match Day 23 on January 29, 2023, with Cercle Brugge defeating KAA Gent 3-2.
On that occasion, Cercle Brugge had 39% of the possession and 6 of their 10 shots on goal were successful. Ayase Ueda (58′), Kévin Denkey (59′), and Jesper Daland (94′) scored the goals.
Five of KAA Gent’s nine attempts at goal were successful. Darko Lemaji (90′) and Julien De Sart (66′) both scored. Nicolas Laforge served as the referee.
Miron Muslic, the goalkeeper for Cercle Brugge, will be without David Sousa (torn meniscus), Edgaras Utkus (ruptured cruciate ligament), Jesper Daland (illness), and Senna Miangue (muscle injury).
Hein Vanhaezebrouck, manager of KAA Gent, is dealing with a number of scheduling conflicts. Sulayman Marreh (overstretching), Darko Lemajic (adductors avulsion), Laurent Depoitre (Achilles tendon rupture), and Andrew Hjulsager (Achilles tendon issues) are all unable to participate.
In order to find the back of the net, Cercle Brugge will have to put a lot of pressure on this KAA Gent squad, which we think has the potential to win by squeezing out a narrow victory.
What are the best odds for the game?
Checking on the latest odds for this match in the 90 min. result market, a victory for Cercle Brugge is best priced at 2.89, betting on a drawn result is 3.54 and putting your money on a victory for KAA Gent can get you 2.38. They are the most competitive market prices available at this very moment.
Cercle Brugge KSV vs Gent – Head -to- Head
Our Prediction: Both Teams to Score