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The time has come. The Jupiler League in Belgium starts the 2020/21 season just one week after the national cup final. After a long break, many questions remain unanswered, before the game Standard Liège vs. Cercle Bruges show the betting odds but a favorite role for the host.
And that’s not particularly surprising. Standard Liège has big ambitions and wants to play a role at the top of the table. The team is also superior individually. Whether this can also be seen on the square will be shown on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. in the Stade Maurice Dufrasne.
Both teams have played numerous test matches in the last few weeks, but the competition mode is always different. That’s why before the game Standard Liège vs. Cercle Bruges a prognosis so difficult. This was last shown in the cup final, when Club Brugge surprisingly lost to Antwerp.
The previous season in Belgium was canceled, at the time Standard Liège was in a solid fifth place, which would have qualified for participation in the championship round. And these spheres of the table should also be pushed into the new season.
A new coach is in office and should improve the team again. The Frenchman Philippe Montanier was last active in Lens and convinced there with a good score. The typical 4-3-3 of Standard Liège could be adjusted under him, Montanier has often played in a 4-2-3-1 so far.
Before the game Standard Liège vs. Cercle Bruges, the odds show that the host is in the favorite role.
Standard Liege’s transfer summer has not been particularly spectacular so far. The Belgians also suffered financially, so they focused on smaller deals. Players from their own reserve were promoted, and Tapsoba was also able to bring a talent from the Ivory Coast. A coup was also achieved with Sissako, a talented player who came from PSG’s second team.
If the squad cannot be improved with new additions, the team must improve their game. Last season there wasn’t too much to complain about at Standard Liège, only the balance wasn’t always right. Mistakes were often made on the defense, which led to goals conceded, and the potential up front was not always used.
So there are small adjusting screws that the new trainer has to turn. The quality is there, so before the game Standard Liège vs. Cercle Brugge our tip that Standard Liège will be the winner.
In terms of personnel, the league is relatively relaxed, only the lack of defender Vanheusden is a factor. He takes a red card suspension from the previous season with him into the new season.
Cercle Brugge finished 14th last season, so it had a lot of problems. The team made too many mistakes defensively but couldn’t fix them offensively. That’s one of the reasons why a new coach was hired in the summer. Paul Clement should now improve Cercle Brugge and lead into the midfield of the table.
Before the game Standard Liège vs. Cercle Brugge’s odds show that the guest goes into this game as a clear outsider.
As the season in Belgium is just beginning, there are no relevant statistics yet. But looking at last season’s away record does not give Cercle Bruges courage. Only seven points were scored in a foreign country – a very bad value.
The outsider role is cemented, but there is still hope. Neither team has a corresponding rhythm, a good start to the game can already do a lot.
In general, the guests will want to immediately show a certain stability and work well against the ball. To the front, needle sticks should be repeatedly set from a stable defense.
The problem here is the lack of a target player. Last season there were two midfielders who were the best league shooters with six goals each of the season. So far it has not been possible to replenish the quality in the summer.
With van Damme, Captain Taravel, Gory and Deuro, three players are not available.
St. Liege vs Cercle Brugge KSV head to head matches
01.12.19 JL St. Liege Cercle Brugge KSV 2 : 1
27.07.19 JL Cercle Brugge KSV St. Liege 0 : 2
10.03.19 JL Cercle Brugge KSV St. Liege 1 : 2
11.08.18 JL St. Liege Cercle Brugge KSV 0 : 0
27.02.15 JL St. Liege Cercle Brugge KSV 1 : 0