Cercle Brugge vs Antwerp prediction, odds & betting tips 09/12/2023

Cercle Brugge
09/12/23 - 15:00

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Antwerp

Cercle Brugge - Antwerp

Belgium First Division A - Jan Breydel Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Antwerp go in search of the win that could take them into the top three this weekend as Mark van Bommel's side make the trip to Cercle Brugge.

The hosts only sit two places and two points behind the visitors in the First Division A table but haven't beaten Antwerp since 2020.

Cercle Brugge vs Antwerp prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Under 2.5 Goals

  • Five of the last six league meetings between these two clubs have produced under 2.5 goals.
  • Four of Antwerp's last five fixtures have witnessed fewer than three goals.

Another reason why we're backing this bet over any other Cercle Brugge vs Antwerp betting tips is that three of Cercle Brugge's last five league games have ended with under 2.5 goals being scored.

Latest odds

Head to Head

30/07/23

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Antwerp

Antwerp

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

1

0

09/04/23

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Antwerp

Antwerp

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

2

1

11/09/22

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

Antwerp

Antwerp

0

2

09/04/22

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Antwerp

Antwerp

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

1

1

31/10/21

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

Antwerp

Antwerp

0

1

Last Five - Cercle Brugge

02/03/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

3

2

L

25/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Eupen

Eupen

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

0

2

W

18/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Club Brugge

Club Brugge

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

1

1

D

11/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Gent

Gent

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

1

2

W

04/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

1

4

W

Last Five - Antwerp

29/02/24

Belgium Cup Belgium

KV Oostende

KV Oostende

Antwerp

Antwerp

0

3

W

25/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Gent

Gent

Antwerp

Antwerp

2

2

D

17/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

Antwerp

Antwerp

1

0

L

11/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

RWD Molenbeek

RWD Molenbeek

Antwerp

Antwerp

0

4

W

08/02/24

Belgium Cup Belgium

KV Oostende

KV Oostende

Antwerp

Antwerp

1

1

D

Win probability

  • HOME: 17/10 (2.70) – 37%
  • DRAW: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%
  • AWAY: 53/35 (2.51) – 39.8%

Antwerp are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 39.8%, but we are expecting a very closely fought match this weekend. For more football betting tips on this game, check out the Both Teams to Score market.

If you want to back BTTS in this game the odds stand at 8/13 (1.62) with a probability of 61.9%, while a bet on BTTS – No is priced at 29/20 (2.45) and has a probability of 40.8%.

Cercle Brugge vs Antwerp prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 1-1

  • The visitors Antwerp are unbeaten in their last five games against Cercle Brugge.
  • Under 2.5 goals have been scored in five of the last six encounters between Cercle Brugge and Antwerp.

Kevin Denkey to Score Anytime

  • Denkey top scores for Cercle Brugge this season with 11 league goals.
  • Denkey is in great form right now with eight goals in his last 10 games for club and country.

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Cercle Brugge vs Antwerp team news

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge made the tricky trip to Union Saint-Gilloise last weekend, going down 2-1 in the end. The hosts raced into a two-goal lead before Kevin Denkey pulled a goal back in the 33rd minute. Sadly for the visitors, there were no more goals in the second half as the league leaders calmly negotiated their way to another three points.

Abu Francis and Christiaan Ravych are the two main injury concerns for the home side on Saturday.

Predicted Lineup: Warleson (GK), Popović, Daland, Siquet, Utkus, De Wilde, Minda, Lemaréchal, Denkey, Somers & Nazinho

Antwerp

Antwerp picked up three points in their last league game against Leuven thanks to a solitary first-half effort from Michel Balikwisha. The home fans might have been hoping for more goals from their side but at the end of the day, only the three points mattered and Antwerp kept a clean sheet and controlled the majority of the play.

Anthony Valencia, Jacob Ondrejka and Björn Engels could all miss the trip to Brugge due to injury.

Predicted Lineup: Butez (GK), Alderweireld, Wijndal, Corbanie, Coulibaly, Ekkelenkamp, Yusuf, Vermeeren, Janssen, Ejuke & Balikwisha

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge
3-4-3
20
Flavio Nazinho
pt
27
Nils De Wilde
be
34
Thibo Somers
be
41
Hugo Siquet
be
11
Alan Minda
ec
9
Kevin Denkey
tg
1
Warleson
br
18
Senna Miangue
be
5
Boris Popovic
rs
3
Edgaras Utkus
lt
4
Jesper Daland
no
Substitutes
66
Christiaan Ravych
be
10
Yann Gboho
fr
77
Jordan Semedo Varela
fr
76
Jonas Lietaert
be
32
Romaric Etonde
fr
21
Maxime Delanghe
be
19
Kazeem Olaigbe
be

Antwerp

Antwerp
4-2-3-1
2
Ritchie De Laet
be
27
Mandela Keita
be
44
Soumaila Coulibaly
fr
10
Michel-Ange Balikwisha
be
19
Chidera Ejuke
ng
5
Owen Wijndal
nl
1
Jean Butez
fr
18
Vincent Janssen
nl
24
Dorian Dessoleil
be
23
Toby Alderweireld
be
48
Arthur Vermeeren
be
24
Jurgen Ekkelenkamp
nl
Substitutes
9
George Ilenikhena
fr
33
Zeno Van Den Bosch
be
91
Senne Lammens
be
8
Alhassan Yusuf
ng
11
Arbnor Muja
al
7
Gyrano Kerk
nl
52
Kobe Corbanie
be

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Michel Balikwisha

Antwerp's second-top goalscorer and main creator of goals was the match-winner last time out against struggling Leuven.

Balikwisha has chipped in with five league goals and four assists in the First Division A this season, making the forward a key player for Mark van Bommel's side.

We're backing Balikwisha to put in another good performance this weekend and have backed Antwerp to avoid defeat against Cercle Brugge for the seventh league game on the run. If this game does end 1-1 as we have predicted, don't be surprised if Balikwisha either scores or sets up the Antwerp goal.


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James Kelbrick

A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.