Fourth-placed Anderlecht travels to play league-leading Royale Union in the most anticipated match of the round, while Club Brugge will be eager to return to its winning ways and maintain the pressure on the leaders. Our sportsbook is offering great prices for the Belgium top-flight league.
Royale Union SG vs. Anderlecht: Goal-fest
Royale Union SG is one of the most successful clubs in Belgium’s soccer history, but the last of their 11 domestic titles came in 1935. They are back in the top-flight league and they are making history. Gambling tycoon Tony Bloom bought Royale Union SG. He already owns Brighton, the club he has always supported, transforming it into a mainstay of the English Premier League.
Royale Union SG is following Starlizard’s business model, using data to find an edge. The model has information on thousands of players from across the world and it was designed to spot opportunities first, and then talent. That’s how Royale Union SG managed to get promoted to the top-flight league and fight for the title in its debut.
They don’t have stars inside their team, but they have a great model and an amazing team spirit. When striker Dante Vanzeir received his Belgium call-up, the whole squad celebrated. Union coach Felice Mazzu knows how to motivate a group, how to push a winning mentality. He instilled this idea into the players that they must win every training session.
The leaders enter this clash as favorites, priced at +125 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds. They won the reverse match by beating Anderlecht 3-1 on the road and we expect them to do it again. They are unbeaten in their previous eight domestic league fixtures, winning six. At home, they won eight in 12 games, scoring 25 goals in the process.
On the other side, Anderlecht is one of the best teams on the road, earning 22 points in 12 away games and netting 26 goals. They are one of the four teams in the league fighting for the title and they will definitely enter this clash all guns blazing, determined to close the gap on the top spots. Royale Union and Anderlecht have the best two attacks in the league with 108 goals scored between them so don’t hesitate to add them to your soccer picks and parlays.
Pick: Over 2½ goals -130
KV Kortrijk vs. Club Brugge: Easy Away Win
Alfred Schreuder is the new coach of Club Brugge. The 49-year-old Dutchman, a former assistant to Ronald Koeman at FC Barcelona, signed an indefinite contract with the club. He replaced Philippe Clement, who left for AS Monaco. Club Brugge will be the third club for Schreuder as the main coach. Previously, the former player of Feyenoord was the coach of Hoffenheim and FC Twente. He also worked as an assistant at Vitesse, FC Twente, Hoffenheim, Ajax and FC Barcelona.
Schreuder has had three games in charge, a dominant 2-0 win against St.Truiden, a 2-2 at Standard Liege with Dost equalizing twice and a goalless draw against leaders Royale Union SG. They are now trailing the leaders by nine points, and they are in desperate need for points. When betting online, it’s very important to know all the details before betting on a match.
Brugge travels to play mid-table KV Kortrijk, a team fighting for the European positions. The hosts enter this clash on the back of a six-game unbeaten run, but they failed to win their previous three fixtures and were kept to draws by Charleroi, Eupen and Gent. They lost the reverse fixture 2-0 on the road, having zero shots on target. They have a poor record against Brugge, losing their last three competitive head-to-heads and we expect them to do it again.