Club Brugge KV hosts Charleroi in round 1 of the Belgian Jupiler League. The match will be played on Saturday, July 8th at Jan Breydel Stadion (Brugge)
We will see the start of the new season in the Belgian championship and, as usual, the main contenders for the championship are Philippe Clement's men. Indeed, Brugge’s players demonstrate an excellent game. The team has good attacking potential and mobile players in the center of the field. As for the last friendly matches, there were rivals of different categories, but it is worth noting the victory over strong French Lille (2:0). As for home games, Philippe Clement's players play confidently with any opponent (especially since the team will be maximally motivated after the failure in the cup final). Therefore, there is no doubt about the victory of the hosts, but this match is unlikely to be rich in goals because Brugge will host the militant Charleroi, which has recently managed to somewhat restrain the attack of the Blue-Blacks.
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Of course, the difference in the class of teams is noticeable, but this match will definitely not be easy for Brugge. Charleroi is a tough opponent. Head coach Karim Belkhosin has established a quite good defense – a well-coordinated game in the own penalty area and tight-checking style in the center of the field and in the pivot zone. If we look at matches with Brugge, Charleroi usually uses a dense defense to deprive the opposing players of space. However, organized defense is not enough to win. As for the attack, Charleroi is effective mainly in matches with weaker opponents, but when playing with Brugge, Karim Belkhosin's men rely mostly on counterattacks. Therefore, there is no need to count on an open game on the part of Charleroi, as well as on an abundance of goals.
When choosing a bet, I settled on “Brugge to win and Under 3.5 goals scored”. There will be a cautious closed game on the part of the visitors. Brugge will not rush headlong in the first round. Most likely, it will prefer to quietly score 1-2 goals. Brugge managed to lose in the cup final, where the players themselves came up with problems in the first half. Therefore, the hosts are likely to play accurately in the first matches of the championship. I think Brugge will confirm the status of the favorite, but we shouldn’t wait for goal extravaganza.
Prediction for the match: Club Brugge KV to win and Under 3.5 goals scored