Cercle Brugge vs Sint-Truiden prediction, odds & betting tips 04/02/2024

Cercle Brugge
04/02/24 - 18:15

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Sint-Truidense

Cercle Brugge - Sint-Truidense

Belgium First Division A - Jan Breydel Stadium

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

Cercel Brugge sit two points clear of Sint-Truiden heading into Sunday's clash and while the recent head-to-head record favours the home side, we are predicting a close game between the pair.

Cercle Brugge vs Sint-Truiden prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Both Teams to Score

  • Both teams have scored in four of Cercle Brugge's last six matches.
  • Each of Sint-Truiden's last four fixtures have ended with both teams scoring.

Another reason that we have backed BTTS as our main prediction is that both teams scored in this very fixture last season, Cercle Brugge won that game 3-1.

Latest odds

Head to Head

27/08/23

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

0

2

15/04/23

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

3

1

12/11/22

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

0

1

11/12/21

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

1

2

28/08/21

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

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 - Sint-Truidense

24/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Westerlo

Westerlo

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

0

1

W

18/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Anderlecht

Anderlecht

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

4

1

L

09/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

KV Kortrijk

KV Kortrijk

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

0

1

W

04/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

4

1

L

01/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Gent

Gent

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

1

4

W

Win probability

  • HOME: 10/11 (1.91) – 52.4%
  • DRAW: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%
  • AWAY: 3/1 (4.00) – 25%

Cercle Brugge are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 52.4%, and recent history favours Sunday's hosts. For more football betting tips on this match, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market.

If you want to back over 2.5 goals to be scored in this game the odds currently stand at 10/13 (1.77) with a probability of 56.5%, while a bet on under 2.5 goals has odds of 11/10 (2.10) which has a probability of 47.6%.

Cercle Brugge vs Sint-Truiden prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 2-1

  • Cercle Brugge have scored at least two goals in three of their last four meetings with Sint-Truiden.
  • Sint-Truiden have scored in each of their last five outings.

Ahoueke Denkey to Score Anytime

  • Denkey top scores for Cercle Brugge this season with sixteen goals.
  • The 23-year-old striker is in good form right now with seven goals in his last ten appearances for club and country.

Mid-table rivals Cercle Brugge and Sint-Truiden go head to head this weekend, check out our prediction for this game.

Cercle Brugge vs Sint-Truiden team news

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge made a terrible start to their game against Westerlo at Het Kuipje. The visitors were 4-0 down by the time they scored via a Serhii Sydorchuk own-goal in the thirty-third minute. In the second half, the home side were reduced to ten men but Cercle didn't really make the most of their one-man advantage until they pulled a goal back in stoppage time through Flavio Nazinho but the result had already been decided by that point.

Hugo Siquet, Christiaan Ravych and Abu Francis are the three main injury concerns for the hosts this weekend.

Predicted Lineup: Warleson (GK), Daland, Lietaert, Van der Bruggen, Utkus, De Wilde, Minda, Lemaréchal, Denkey, Somers & Nazinho

Sint-Truiden

Sint-Truiden made light work of Gent in their last league game, running out 4-1 winners despite trailing 1-0 at the interval. Kahveh Zahiroleslam scored a brace to put Sint-Truiden in front and the returning Aboubakary Koita came off the bench to score two goals of his own late on to secure Sint-Truiden a well-deserved win.

Shinji Okazaki has a knee injury that will keep him out of the trip to Brugge on Sunday.

Predicted Lineup: Coppens (GK), Godeau, Ananou, Bocat, Van Helden, Smets, Fujita, Steuckers, Delorge-Knieper, Ito & Zahiroleslam

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge
4-2-3-1
28
Hannes Van Der Bruggen
be
19
Kazeem Olaigbe
be
9
Kevin Denkey
tg
1
Warleson
br
20
Flavio Nazinho
pt
11
Alan Minda
ec
6
Felix Lemarechal
fr
3
Edgaras Utkus
lt
4
Jesper Daland
no
22
Leonardo Lopes
pt
34
Thibo Somers
be
Substitutes
10
Felipe Augusto
br
77
Jordan Semedo Varela
fr
76
Jonas Lietaert
be
7
Malamine Efekele
fr
18
Senna Miangue
be
99
Abdoul Kader Ouattara
bf
21
Maxime Delanghe
be
5
Boris Popovic
rs
8
Erick Nunes Barbosa dos Santos
br

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense
3-4-2-1
6
Rihito Yamamoto
jp
12
Jo Coppens
be
20
Rein Van Helden
be
16
Matte Smets
be
31
Bruno Godeau
be
8
Joel Chima Fujita
jp
17
Mathias Delorge Knieper
be
77
Eric Junior Bocat
fr
18
Jarne Steuckers
be
13
Ryotaro Ito
jp
15
Kahveh Zahiroleslam
us
Substitutes
60
Robert-Jan Vanwesemael
be
22
Wolke Janssens
be
51
Matt Lendfers
be
2
Ryoya Ogawa
jp
7
Aboubakary Koita
mr
11
Fatih Kaya
de
23
Joselpho Barnes
gh
14
Olivier Dumont
be
27
Frederic Ananou
tg
91
Adriano Bertaccini
be

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Aboubakary Koita

Aboubakary Koita's successful return to Sint-Truiden in midweek following his time at the Africa Cup of Nations was marked with a couple of goals. Having their top goalscorer back in the team ahead of a tough game against Cercle Brugge could make all the difference on Sunday as it is likely that Sint-Truiden are going to need to score in this game to come away with even a point.

The 25-year-old striker is enjoying his best-ever goals return since turning professional and what a story his is. Koita failed to score a single goal last season in twenty-nine appearances, twelve of which were starts. This time around, Koita has started twenty league games and has chipped in with thirteen goals, making him one of the top goalscorers in Belgium's top flight right now.


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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.