Oud-Heverlee Leuven vs Club Brugge KV
Den Dreef ( Heverlee)
After failing to win their last two matches, defending champions Brugge will travel to Den Dreef on Sunday to face Leuven. Leuven will be ready to make life difficult for Club Brugge at home as they look to rebound from a 4-2 loss to Antwerp in their last league win after previously winning two.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Oud-Heverlee Leuven - can they stop Club Brugge from winning another league win?
Last season, Leuven finished 11th in the Jupiler Pro League. This season, however, they appear to be a completely different team after investing in the center-back Ewoud Pletincx, new goalkeeper Valentin Cojocaru, and a few other players in the transfer market. Marc Brys will fight against Club Brugge, hoping to avenge a 4-1 and 1-4 loss to the visiting side last season. Leuven has won two and lost their first three matches this season. In each of the matches, he scored two goals. As a result, Brys' slide will look to score early against a struggling Bfrugge to steal a win at home. On Sunday, they will be without only Muhamed Keita and Siebe Schrijvers who are yet to recover from their injuries.
Club Brugge - disappointing Brugge to get back to winning ways
Carl Hoefkens Brugge looked like a team ready to win the league after losing it to Royal Union SG last season in their first win against Genk. However, the last two games they played ended in a poor result, with only a draw against Waregen, who luckily avoided relegation last season. Brugge will have to fight hard to win their second game of the season when they visit Den Dreef, Heverlee. Brugge is not expected to fall behind in the early stages of this league race if he wants to compete. Hoefkens is expected to field his strongest team against Leuven, as he cannot afford for his team to lose again in this match. Their dominance against Leuven last season should also motivate them to win this match. Antonio Nusa, Eder Balanta, Tajon Buchanan and Mat Rits are still all major doubts in the selection for Hoefkens.
Expert Betting Tips
After three rounds of the Pro League, Leuven is fourth on the table, while mighty Brugge is eighth. Brugge has scored five goals and conceded five this season. Leven, on the other hand, has kept two clean sheets in two of his three matches. Club Brugge has three wins and one draw in their last five matches, while Leuven has one win dating back to October 2020. Club Brugge defeated Leuven 4-1 in the previous two meetings in the 2021/2022 season. However, it is worth noting that Leuven has consistently managed to score against Brugge in those encounters and every match since the start of the new season. The best picks are below:
- Club Brugge win for 1.70
- Total 2 Over 2.5 for 3.00
- Total 2 Under 1 for 1.85