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4 Superb Bet Options In The Belgian Pro League This Season

The Belgian Pro League is an excellent market for punters
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Belgium might have underperformed in Qatar, yet the Belgian Pro League continues to be one of the best hunting grounds for punters. The football has been exciting, too.

The competition for respective places has been intense this season. While Genk lead the second-best team with seven points, the gap between the chasing pack from 2nd to 5th sits at just eight points.

The defending champions, Club Brugge, are 12 points behind the leaders. Yet, last season’s runner-up, Union St. Gilloise, are placed second, almost continuing from where they left off last term.

There are still 16 matches to go in the regular season, and a lot could still change. Even then, there are some well-researched bet options that could help punters make better decisions, further delivering conspicuous returns on their stakes.

Here are four of them:

Over 1.5 Goals In Matches Involving Club Brugge

By their own standards, the Blauw-Zwart are having a brilliant season, a different kind of campaign.

After winning five league titles in the last six years, a good showing on the continent had become imperative. In the 2021/22 season, they finished last in a Champions League group that had Manchester City and PSG.

However, this term, they are through to the knockout stages, finishing behind Porto. Perhaps for a drop in intensity after securing qualification, Carl Hoefkens’ men might have topped the group.

Club Brugge have one of the best attackers in the division

Yet, it must be said that their continental exploits are coming at the expense of an outstanding performance domestically, as they trail the leaders by 12 points. Indeed, the defending champions have lost half of the matches they have played in the week of a UCL engagement.

While Club Brugge are one of the highest scorers, they have also shown to be prone to conceding cheaply at times. 

New signing, Ferran Jutglar has impressed, scoring seven in the Belgian Pro League. His presence has reduced the burden on Noah Lang, who has struggled to excel this season.

Club Brugge have played 15 over 1.5 goals matches so far. And with the club’s continued engagement in Europe, this trend is set to continue.

Over 2.5 Goals In Matches Involving Westerlo

The Second Division winners are having a fine season so far, sitting in seventh place and, more importantly, just seven points behind the fourth-placed team.

Still, De Kemphanen have gone about their campaign playing some of the most eye-catching football in the country. It is no surprise that they have the third-best offensive record in the division. Only the first and second-placed teams have scored more goals than Jonas De Roeck’s side.

Westerlo’s fluidity makes them score goals aplenty

Lyle Forster is having a fantastic season leading the team’s attack. The South African has scored twice the number of goals (8) that he managed all through the last season. His supporting cast of Nacer Chadli and Nene Dergeles has contributed to the Antwerp-based team’s success.

This outstanding scoring feat has unfortunately come at the expense of a solid defence. Westerlo have the poorest defensive statistics among the top nine teams, conceding an average of 1.8 goals per match.

Westerlo have played 10 over 2.5 goals matches this season. De Roeck’s ultra-offensive strategy should see them aim to outscore their opponents.

Goal/goal In Matches Involving Cercle Brugge

After lurking around the lower rungs of the table in three of the last four seasons, Cercle Brugge now exist as one of the stable mid-table sides. They are only too happy to participate in the top division without threats of relegation.

Yet, just before the break, they had become one of the most in-form teams, winning five of six matches. 

Cercle Brugge are prone to conceding cheap goals

Groen en Zwart have conceded the same number of goals they have scored. While Ayase Ueda has improved the fortunes of the club with his seven goals since arriving in the summer, Miron Musilic’s trio of central defenders have shown inadequacies at the back.

10 matches involving Cercle Brugge have ended with both teams scoring, including last weekend’s encounter against Mechelen.

This is an excellent bet option for smart punters with eyes on the Belgian Pro League.

Genk Double Chance At Home

Genk cannot ask for a better season after finishing in eighth place in the regular season and second in the Conference play-off last term.

Blauw-Wit lead the log being the best side in every aspect. They have outscored, defended better, and outwon every team in the Belgian Pro League. Perhaps their lack of continental commitment has helped them throw everything at this competition.

Wouter Vrancken, since arriving from Mechelen, has transformed the team. Nigeria international Paul Onuachu has remained consistent since signing for the team three seasons ago. The 28-year-old leads the scoring chart with 13 goals in 14 appearances.

Genk are unforgiving at home

Even more remarkable is their form at home. Genk have dropped points just once all season at the Luminus Arena. In other words, the leaders are almost infallible in their backyard.

As Genk fix their sights on the league title, we can expect them to remain perfect at home for as long as possible.