Cercle Brugge vs Standard Liege prediction, odds & betting tips 26/01/2024

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26/01/24 - 19:45

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Cercle Brugge - Standard Liege

Belgium First Division A - Jan Breydel Stadium

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

Cercle Brugge have the home advantage in Friday night's First Division A clash with Standard Liege. These two teams are separated by three league places and nine points, and it is the home side that head into this one as the big favourite with the bookmakers.

Cercle Brugge vs Standard Liege prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Both Teams to Score

  • Both teams have scored in four of Cercle Brugge's last six matches in all competitions.
  • Three of Standard Leige's last four outings have produced goals at both ends of the pitch.

Another reason that we have backed BTTS as our main prediction is that both teams have only kept one clean sheet in their last six attempts.

Latest odds

Head to Head

19/08/23

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Standard Liege

Standard Liege

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

0

1

27/05/23

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Standard Liege

Standard Liege

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

0

4

29/04/23

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

Standard Liege

Standard Liege

0

0

04/02/23

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

Standard Liege

Standard Liege

1

1

07/08/22

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Standard Liege

Standard Liege

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

2

0

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 - Standard Liege

02/03/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Gent

Gent

Standard Liege

Standard Liege

2

4

W

25/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Union Saint Gilloise

Union Saint Gilloise

Standard Liege

Standard Liege

2

1

L

16/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Westerlo

Westerlo

Standard Liege

Standard Liege

2

1

L

10/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

OH Leuven

OH Leuven

Standard Liege

Standard Liege

0

1

W

03/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

RWD Molenbeek

RWD Molenbeek

Standard Liege

Standard Liege

2

2

D

Win probability

  • HOME: 4/7 (1.57) – 63.6%
  • DRAW: 16/5 (4.20) – 23.8%
  • AWAY: 19/4 (5.75) – 17.4%

Cercle Brugge are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 63.6%, and we tend to agree with the bookmarks on this one. For more football betting tips on this match, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market.

You can back under 2.5 goals to be scored in this game at 6/5 (2.20) which has a probability of 45.5%, or you can go with over 2.5 goals, like us, at 4/6 (1.67) with a probability of 60%.

Cercle Brugge vs Standard Liege prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 2-1

  • Cercle Brugge are unbeaten in their last four games against Standard, winning the two most recent encounters.
  • Cercle Brugge have scored at least two goals in three of their last five matches and have only kept one clean sheet in their last six games.

Kevin Denkey to Score Anytime

  • Denkey top scores for Cercle this season with sixteen league goals.
  • The Togo striker has scored seventeen goals in all competitions and scored in last season's 4-0 win over Standard.

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Cercle Brugge vs Standard Liege team news

Cercle

Cercle Brugge made the trip to Genk last weekend for what turned out to be a very tight and tense ninety minutes. Kevin Denkey scored his sixteenth league goal of the campaign to hand Cerlce the lead after just eight minutes but Genk scored a deserved equaliser shortly after the hour mark and the game ended in a draw.

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

Predicted Lineup: Warleson (GK), Popović, Daland, Van der Bruggen, Lopes, Utkus, Minda, Lemaréchal, Denkey, Somers & Nazinho 

Standard

Standard slipped to a disappointing defeat at home to the division's bottom club in their last league game. Kortrijk scored the game's only goal right on the stroke of halftime and Standard Liege simply couldn't come up with a response in the second forty-five and lost a game they really should have won on paper.

Aiden O'Neill is away on international duty, while Ibe Hautekiet, Laurent Henkinet, Nathan Ngoy and Steven Alzate could all miss the trip to Brugge due to injury.

Predicted Lineup: Bodart (GK), Laifis, Vanheusden, Fossey, Noubi, Djenepo, Balikwisha, Price, Kanga, Sowah & Sahabo

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge
3-4-1-2
28
Hannes Van Der Bruggen
be
34
Thibo Somers
be
9
Kevin Denkey
tg
1
Warleson
br
20
Flavio Nazinho
pt
3
Edgaras Utkus
lt
11
Alan Minda
ec
4
Jesper Daland
no
22
Leonardo Lopes
pt
6
Felix Lemarechal
fr
5
Boris Popovic
rs
Substitutes
7
Malamine Efekele
fr
76
Jonas Lietaert
be
77
Jordan Semedo Varela
fr
27
Nils De Wilde
be
19
Kazeem Olaigbe
be
10
Felipe Augusto
br
99
Abdoul Kader Ouattara
bf
21
Maxime Delanghe
be
18
Senna Miangue
be

Standard Liege

Standard Liege
3-5-2
16
Arnaud Bodart
be
34
Kostas Laifis
cy
51
Lucas Noubi Ngnokam
be
33
Hakim Sahabo
rw
14
Wilfried Kanga
fr
4
Zinho Vanheusden
be
18
Kamal Sowah
gh
13
Marlon Fossey
us
17
Steven Alzate
co
22
William Balikwisha
be
19
Moussa Djenepo
ml
Substitutes
40
Matthieu Luka Epolo
be
20
Merveille Bokadi
cd
28
Stipe Perica
hr
2
Gilles Dewaele
be
32
Brahim Ghalidi
be
10
Noah Chidiebere Junior Anyanwu Ohio
nl
15
Souleyman Doumbia
ci
7
Romaine Mundle
gb
8
Isaac Price
gb

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Kevin Denkey

Cercle Brugge's star striker is having the season of a lifetime with sixteen league goals scored so far this season.

Thankfully for Cercle, Togo didn't qualify for AFCON 2023 because if they did, Denkey would have been called up and could have been missing for a month's worth of fixtures.

Only two of Denkey's league goals this season have come via penalties and if he continues in this vein of form, he should score twenty-plus goals in all competitions.


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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.