Home and Away: Cercle look in good shape ahead of Mouscron-Peruwelz clash

23May 2013



Jonno Turner identifies two value picks in Belgium and Sweden today...


We're off to Belgium for our first pick of the day - as Cercle Brugge look to maintain a formidable run of results of late, by weighing in with another three points as  they welcome Mouscron-Peruwelz to the Jan Breydelstadion.


The hosts have won their last four league outings on their own patch - and eight goals scored in that time, with three clean sheets defensively underlines the  dominance that Lorenzo Staelens' side has shown in recent weeks.


The Green and Blacks currently sit top of their play-off group, with four wins from four, and have smashed a whopping 12 goals during those six hours of football,  which will give them much confidence ahead of this clash against their nearest challengers.


Mouscron-Peruwelz travel to Bruges sitting second in that group of four, and will be keen to add to the six points that they've accumulated during this final stage of  the season.


Arnaud Dos Santos' side go into this clash in inconsistent form, with two wins and two losses from their last four, and lost their first clash with Cercle Brugge 3-0.


Just one clean sheet from their last five suggests that the Stade le Cannonier side do have weaknesses at the back, and I reckon that could be the difference here.


Bet 1: Cercle Brugge (HOME) @ 1.65


Turning to action in the Swedish second tier now - as in-form Hammarby travel to GAIS sitting fourth in the Superettan, and desperate to pile the pressure on the top  three.


Gregg Berhalter's side have won four of their last five league outings, and in the bigger picture, that makes just one loss from their opening seven this campaign.


Defensively the Bajen are strong - and three clean sheets on the bounce is a record that they'll be looking to extend as they travel to Gothenburg for this clash.


The visitors will know that if they are to beat last year's fourth placed finish, they will need to build consistency on the road, and a 2-0 win at Brage last time out  will have given them a boost away from the Soderstadion.


Hosts GAIS line up for this clash in miserable form, and just one win from 13 at the Gamla Ullevi suggests that Thomas Askebrand's side have not yet shed the poor form  which saw them relegated from the Allsvenskan last campaign.


And just three wins from their last seven outings indicates that the Makrillarna will struggle to secure their status back in the top tier at the first attempt.


Bet 2: Hammarby (AWAY) @ 2.52



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Keywords: Home and Away, Cercle, Mouscron, Peruwelz

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