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While many European leagues are still in the summer break, the ball will roll again in Belgium this weekend. The last season was canceled after 29 match days and the sovereign leaders from Bruges were crowned champions. The title should be defended as much as possible this season.
To kick off, the cup final between FC Bruges and FC Antwerpen was made up for last Saturday, which Antwerp won 1-0. That was certainly not the start that the blue-black head coach, Philippe Clement, had in mind.
On the first day of the match, Bruges welcomes Charleroi, a team that impressed in the last season and ended up third in the Jupiler League table. In the last three duels between the two teams, there was never more than one goal, so that the match between Bruges and Sporting Charleroi can be predicted to be a low goal game.
The opening game for the new season will kick off on Saturday at 15:30 p.m. in the Jan-Breydel Stadium. The reigning champions go to the home game as their favorite, but the guests have always got off to a good start in the last duels with Bruges.
Until the end of the season, FC Brugge dominated the Jupiler League very confidently and was prematurely crowned champion after 29 match days.
With just one defeat from these 29 games, the blue-blacks collected 70 points and were fifteen points ahead of their first rival from Gent. Only FC Antwerp managed to defeat head coach Philippe Clement’s team.
Last weekend, these two teams met in the cup final. In this positioning before the start of the new season, Antwerp again prevailed and defeated Bruges 1-0. Not a successful start for the reigning champions.
In the Jan-Breydel Stadium at home, the FC was a force last season. Only three teams managed to kidnap a point and national goalkeeper Simon Mignolet only conceded five hits on his own turf.
Bruges scored the second most goals with 58 goals and was by far the best defense in the league with only fourteen goals conceded. At the start of the season, the RSC Charleroi is a guest that should not be underestimated, who was only narrowly beaten 1-0 in the last season.
Difficult start to the season for the zebras from Charleroi. On the first day of the match, the Walloons will travel to Club Bruges, which as the reigning champions are certainly one of the hottest title contenders this year.
But the last season shows that the guests should not be underestimated. At the time of the cancellation, the black and white were in third place in the table and thus qualified for the group stage of the Europa League.
The basis of success was the stable defense. The team of head coach Karim Belhocine had the second best defense in the league and only received 23 hits.
The rate of the offensive series is also impressive. The opposing goalkeeper was overcome 49 times. The top scorer was Kaveh Rezaei, who scored twelve times. As the club announced last week, the striker’s loan has been extended by a year so that he will continue to chase the zebras in the new season.
Coach Belhocine has to do without Massimo Bruno and Christophe Diandy, both of whom are still suffering from the consequences of a cruciate ligament rupture. The zebras’ record against Bruges in the recent past is very positive. Only one of the last four games has been lost.
Club Brugge KV vs Charleroi head to head matches
23.02.20 JL Club Brugge KV Charleroi 1 : 0
29.01.20 JL Charleroi Club Brugge KV 0 : 0
20.01.19 JL Club Brugge KV Charleroi 0 : 1
10.11.18 JL Charleroi Club Brugge KV 2 : 1
10.05.18 JL Charleroi Club Brugge KV 1 : 3