We are 17 match days into the Jupiler Pro League season. It's an ideal moment to take stock of the situation now that the competition is on hold until the third week of December due to the World Cup break. With 25 points, Cercle can look back on a successful first half of the season. Cercle have won more times (7) than they have lost (6), but their recent run of 19 points from 24 available was especially impressive.
Since Cercle changed coaches after the draw against KV Oostende, only Genk (24 out of 24) and Union (21 out of 24) have picked up more points than our Groen-Zwart (19 out of 24). Since then, Cercle also has the third-best attack in the competition (after Genk and Union) with 19 goals scored. It has also been solid defensively: Cercle have only conceded nine goals over the past eight matchdays and thus have the fourth best defense in the country (after Genk, Union and Ghent).