Anderlecht vs Cercle Brugge KSV Prediction 26 January 2022

Anderlecht hosts Cercle Brugge KSV in round 24 of the Belgian Jupiler Pro League. The match will be played on Wednesday, January 26th at Lotto Park (Anderlecht)
Anderlecht is considered the most titled and popular club in the country. It has already won 34 champion’s titles. But at the same time, the last championship was won back in 2017, and the Purple-Whites also raised the Super Cup over their heads. After that, Anderlecht showed only modest results, as by its standards. Last season brought only fourth place, and now the grandee is at the same level. On the other hand, the men of Vincent Kompany are on a fairly long streak without defeats. However, they started January only with a home draw against Standard Liege (1-1). And in the game with Mechelen, Zirkzee’s only goal helped Anderlecht earn three points.

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Cercle Brugge KSV won both the championship (3) and the Belgian Cup (2). When Rybolovlev became the owner, there were hopes that the Green-Blacks would be able to show results at the level of Monaco, albeit corresponding to the standards of Belgium. At first, there were certain successes, and Cercle Brugge managed to return to the top division of the country. But in the previous season, the team took only 16th place. Against this background, the current championship can be called quite successful. Having failed the entire starting part of the draw (only two wins in the first 15 matches), the Green-Blacks were able to radically step up at the end of autumn. The reason is obvious: an experienced Austrian, Dominik Thalhammer, became the coach. His charges managed to spend a very good segment and got closer to the top eight. After the holidays, the successful streak was extended thanks to a 0-2 away victory over Eupen and a 3-1 home win against Zulte Waregem.
Anderlecht has lost only once in the last 15 head-to-head matches. In the lion’s share of the games (including last August), the Purple-Whites managed to beat Cercle Brugge. Now Anderlecht is also considered a clear favorite, but Cercle Brugge will not give points without a fight. We bet that both teams will score.

Prediction for the match:

Both teams to score — yes

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