The Belgian championship is about to come to a conclusion, and very few teams still have something to fight for. Cercle Brugge is already relegated but their opponents Club Brugge need a victory in one of the remaining three games, to secure a place in the Champions League playoffs.
Match: Cercle Brugge vs Club Brugge
Bet: Club Brugge 1:0 Asian Handicap
Odds: Bet365 2.00
The hosts have probably accepted the fact that regardless of what happens in the remaining rounds they will be heavily involved in the play out. Cercle Brugge has no reasons to push for a victory tonight against a highly motivated opponent, and the risk injuring players. They will need their strength and the best possible starting formation to avoid relegation, and this means that they will field mostly reserves in the remaining three games.
Despite the fact that the two teams reside in the same city, there is no intense rivalry between them as Club Brugge has always been the best team in town. The visitors need just one victory before the season ends, as they hold a four points advantage over the nearest competitors. Winning away at second placed Zulte Waregem or postponing the victory for the last round when they face the desperate Lierse is hardly a good idea, and that’s why the visitors will come out firing on all cylinders tonight.
The odds are not spectacular, and even Bet365 who offers some of the best ones doesn’t put enough value on the table to make a straight victory bet worthwhile. A better choice is to back the visitors to cover the 1:0 Asian handicap at odds of 2.00, as the stakes are returned if Club Brugge wins by exactly one goal.