Club Brugge vs Kortrijk predictions for Friday’s Belgian Pro League fixture at Jan Breydel Stadium. Can the hosts make it three wins from three and thus maintain their position at the top? Continue reading below for our free tips and predictions.
Club Brugge vs Kortrijk Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
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Reason For Club Brugge vs Kortrijk Betting Tips
Even though things didn’t exactly go smoothly, champions Club Brugge walked away from Stade Le Canonnier with all three points last Sunday, and they’ll very much be looking to maintain their 100% record when they welcome Kortrijk to Jan Breydel Stadium on Friday evening.
Despite having a man sent off inside the opening 15 minutes of their match away against Mouscron, Club Brugge still managed to come out on top (and keep a clean sheet) last Sunday. With a man less for almost the entirety of the fixture, Club Brugge offered less going forward than you’d expect normally, though they can of course be forgiven for that, while they defended very well under the circumstances. It did help that Mouscron were both toothless and frankly scared to have a real go, but a clean sheet with ten men is nonetheless impressive .
After two confidence-boosting wins, the reigning champions should go into this match against a Kortrijk side who’ve looked poor feeling upbeat about their chances of securing a big win. After all, beating the lesser teams isn’t something that Club Brugge typically struggle with. They thrashed Eupen by five goals to two on the opening day, creating lots of chances and generally dominating in the process, while they won all ten of their home games against teams who finished outside of the top six last season, scoring an impressive 28 goals.
Unlike their hosts, Kortrijk haven’t exactly made a flying start to the new campaign. The were thrashed on home soil on the opening day, losing by four goals to one against Anderlecht, while they failed to score when drawing against Antwerp last weekend. Keeping a clean sheet was at least progress, though failing to score was the opposite. Having not exactly offered the greatest attacking threat last time out, it would be no surprise whatsoever if the visitors failed to get competitive at Jan Breydel Stadium on Saturday.
At the end of the day, this is a match between two teams who’re operating at different ends of the Belgian Pro League spectrum. Brugge are about as good as it gets, especially offensively, while Kortrijk are average at best. In fact, if their first two matches are anything to go by, Kortrijk could turn out to be below average this season. They’’ll certainly need to sharpen up defensively if they’re to stand any chance of avoiding an embarrassing beating in this match.
Having got their eye in when notching five in their last home game, Brugge are fancied to beat a Kortrijk side who conceded stacks of goals against the better teams last season out of sight. Backing ‘Club Brugge to Score Over 2.5 Goals’, a bet which yielded a profit in seven of their home matches against teams who finished outside of the top six last season, is the way to make this one pay.
Head to Head
Just one win is all Kortrijk can show for their efforts in the last five renewals of this fixture. Brugge have won each of the other four, while they’ve never lost to Kortrijk on home soil.
Club Brugge vs Kortrijk Stats
- Club Brugge scored at least three goals in seven of their ten home matches against teams who finished outside of the top six last season.
- Kortrijk conceded an average of 2.33 goals away against the top six during the last campaign.
Club Brugge Team News
Youngster Krepin Diatta is out injured, while Wesley is banned. There are also doubts over the readiness of Anthony Limbombe, Stefano Denswil and Saulo Decarli, though the hosts have plenty of cover and should still field a strong side.
Kortrijk Team News
Lucas Rougeaux is expected to miss out for the visitors, while both Anthony van Loo and Denzel Budde could also be sidelined.
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