Scottish and Belgian Top Leagues Steal the Show on SundayPublished August 16, 2020 by Florin P
Club Brugge and Anderlecht are the big favorites to win the Jupiler League matches scheduled for Sunday afternoon.
Champions League matches will resume in a few days, after taking a short break on Sunday at the end of a busy week. European football continues on this day with matches scheduled in Scotland and Belgium, where the favorites play mainly away from home. Rangers travel to Livingstone in the Premier League, whereas Club Brugge will face Eupen on the road, in matches they are expected to win.
Rangers Play Second Premier League Road Match
Celtic was held to a low scoring draw at Kilmarnock, which means that for a brief period of time, Rangers is the sole leader of the Scottish Premier League. They can consolidate their position at the top of the standings by defeating Livingstone on the road on Sunday at 4:30 PM UK time. Not having home pitch advantage doesn’t hurt their chances, as the visitors are priced at 7/20 by bet365 Sports. Rangers have an excellent track record against this opponent, so Livingstone is expected to defend with all lines. They don’t have players injured and will enjoy the support of a few fans, but they still get odds of 7/1 to win.
Club Brugge Hope to Recoup Lost Points on the Road
Club Brugge suffered back-to-back defeats in official matches, each time by the odd goal and were prevented from scoring. They’ve lost the Belgian Cup final and then suffered another setback at the hands of Charleroi, so they are in desperate need of victory. Playing on the road doesn’t hurt their chances, since they face Eupen, one of the weakest teams in the championship. The odds offered by bet365 Sports reflect the difference in power, with the visitors being priced at 7/20, whereas the hosts get odds of 15/2.
Anderlecht Chases First Jupiler League Win This Season
Anderlecht play in the last match of the day scheduled for 5:30 PM UK time on an empty stadium. They squandered a two-goal advantage in the previous round and had to settle for one point, which was a disappointing result. The odds of winning this match against St Truiden are high, with the home side being credited with the first chance and odds of 7/20 by 888 Sport. The hosts are at full strength and will come out firing at all cylinders against a defensive minded team that would gladly settle for a draw. Odds of 15/2 on the visitors to win are high and reflect the lack of success in head to head matches.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, August 11 at 7 pm UK time.