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Club Brugge KV vs Waasland-Beveren Prediction & Betting tips
What’s wrong with the top clubs in Belgian football? The table doesn’t have much meaning after four match days, but it was by no means to be expected that the “big players” would just lag behind. During the fifth day of the Belgian Jupiler League, the champions are hoping for their first home win in 2020/21. On Saturday evening, Club Bruges and Waasland-Beveren face each other in the Jan Breydel Stadium.
While the RSC Charleroi still has a flawless record, the champions have already suffered two defeats and accordingly six points behind the championship lead. Interestingly, the Clement-Elf conceded both defeats in the home stadium.
Nevertheless, the bookmakers do not provide any useful odds for the first home win. Whether this will happen will be clarified on Saturday evening from 19:45 p.m.
The past 2019/20 season was canceled in Belgium after 29 of 30 games in the regular season. Bruges was named a deserved champion due to a proud 15-point lead over “pursuers” KAA Gent. Over the entire season, the club was in a class of its own and celebrated 21 wins in 29 games – with just one defeat.
Even before the first international break in 2020/21, it is clear that the club will not top these outstanding numbers this season. Although Bruges basically did not have a single significant exit, the team seems far from the capabilities of the previous season
This was particularly evident in the home games, because the strength at home from last year (12-3-0 record, only five goals conceded) is not evident. The champions suffered a 1-0 defeat against both the current leaders Charleroi and the promoted Beerschot. So there is a double “zero” on the balance sheet – no points and no goals in the home stadium.
The master owes the fact that there is currently only a messed up start to his achievements abroad. Both KAS Eupen and KRC Genk were successful. Now it is time to confirm these achievements at home and regain the strength of the home.
Despite the two defeats in the home stadium and extremely lucrative betting odds for the guests, arguments for predicting the guests are difficult to find in the match between Bruges and Waasland-Beveren. Qualitatively, the master is to be put at least one class above the outsider.
The beneficiaries of the global crisis are few and far between, but there are certainly many. Waasland-Beveren can definitely call itself a winner of the situation. After 29 of 30 game days, head coach Nicky Haven’s team was bottom of the Jupiler League table with just 20 points.
16th place in the table after 30 games in the regular round would have meant relegation, given that they were two points behind, there was at least a theoretical chance of relegation. First, the club should have gone into the second division, but the objection to relegation was granted. Finally, the club was deprived of the theoretical possibility of relegation.
The league wanted to ignore this judgment, but then got cold feet and at short notice the Belgian Jupiler League was increased from 16 to 18 teams. This allows the club to participate in the Belgian House of Lords for another year.
Due to the hiccups about the league membership, the squad planning for the current season was not an easy undertaking, after all, planning had to be double-tracked. The start of the season was all the more surprising when the underdog celebrated a 3-1 win away at KV Kortrijk.
However, it should remain the only success, because in the last three league games the relegation candidate conceded a defeat. However, it should be mentioned positively that the offensive is much more dangerous than last year. In 2019/20 only 21 goals were scored in 29 games, six goals have already been achieved this season.
Club Brugge KV vs Waasland-Beveren head to head matches
15.02.20 JL Club Brugge KV Waasland-Beveren 2 : 1
27.07.19 JL Waasland-Beveren Club Brugge KV 1 : 3
07.12.18 JL Waasland-Beveren Club Brugge KV 2 : 1
19.10.18 JL Club Brugge KV Waasland-Beveren 1 : 1
11.02.18 JL Waasland-Beveren Club Brugge KV 1 : 1