Cercle Brugge vs Lierse by 20legend



It is a lot of excitement in both teams in the relegation play-off between Cercle Brugge and Lierse. This playoff consists of five matches, and both teams have won a game each, when three games are remaining.


Cercle Brugge ended up in 15th place in regular season after 6-6-18 and 21:45 on goal difference. It was not more than two points up to the safe-spot, but an almost impossible and total collapse in their final game against Mechelen (2-3) sent them down to the relegation playoff. After leading 2-0 in the 80th minute, Cercle Brugge conceded three goals inside last three minutes (89th, 91st, 92nd minute).


Lierse ended up last during the regular season with 22 points after a total 5-7-18 and 30:63 on goal difference. They did still have a chance to take the safe-spot with two games left of the season, after beating Cercle Brugge (2-1). However, they lost the vital game against Mechelen (2-1) and the same against Gent (2-1) in the last round of regular season.


The playoff started in the worst possible way for Cercle Brugge they lost against Lierse in their first home game (2-3). They were never in the lead in the game and it seemed like their huge mistake against Mechelen were still inside the players’ minds. Lierse was very impressive here as they were reckoned as underdogs, but showed no respect for the home side as took a deserved win. I could not find any information regarding injuries of both clubs.


These two teams are usually quite close when they meet. Six of their seven last meeting has ended up with both teams to score. The last match was therefore the first game since 15/12/2012 where only one of the teams scored. It is a very important third game tonight where a win will give one of the teams the initiative. Both teams struggled with scoring in regular season, but that goes out the window during the important play-off. Both teams have shown big problems defensively the whole season and I believe on that being the case tonight as well. Both teams to score will be my pick.


Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Both teams to score 10bet 1.80 6 0-2 LOST (-6 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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