Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
There will be fireworks when Anderlecht and Club Brugge go head to head at Lotto Park in the Jupiler League derby. Anderlecht aim to extend their unbeaten run to seven games, but they face a difficult task against the fellow title hopefuls. Talented defender Zeno Debast is banned for Sunday’s showdown, while Denmark forward Anders Dreyer is pushing for a start after scoring a late equalizer in a 2-2 draw with Kortrijk at the weekend.
Club Brugge, on the other hand, aim to build on a 4-2 win over Charleroi. The Blauw-Zwart have been scoring goals for fun in the new Jupiler League campaign and seeing that Anderlecht are capable of finding the net on home soil, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be pacey winger Skov Olsen, while Tajon Buchanan remains in the recovery room, while all Talbi, Nusa, and Meijer are major doubts.
Highlighted Player (Hans Vanaken):
Hans Vanaken is a Belgian footballer who was born in Neerpelt on August 24, 1992. Hans Vanaken is a product of PSV football academy, joining the club at the age of 10, but in 2008 he joined Lommel United. The Belgian midfielder continued wearing the green shirt at senior level, scoring 21 goals in 80 appearances for the club in the league.
In 2013 he moved to Lokeren and after spending two seasons at Daknamstadion, he signed a deal with famous Belgian team Club Brugge. Vanaken has established himself as one of the team’s key players and he is likely to play an important role in the Jan Breydel Stadium outfit in the 2019/2020 Europa League season.
His main position is attacking midfielder, but he is used as both central midfielder and left midfielder as well. He has a contract with Club Brugge until June 30, 2024.
Highlighted Team (Anderlecht):
Founded on 27 May, 1908, Anderlecht are considered one of the oldest clubs in Belgium. The Paars-wit are the dominant force in the Belgian Pro League and in 2014 they won their 33rd domestic trophy. Anderlecht did remarkably well to win the UEFA Super Cup title in 1983, with the team defeating Benfica in the final of the competition.
The Belgian outfit recorded a 1-0 over the Eagles in the first leg, with the two teams playing out a 1-1 draw in the return leg. Anderlecht play their home games at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, the venue that was opened in 1917. The stadium was renovated in 1983 and current capacity of Anderlecht’s home ground is 28 063.
The Paars-wit have long-standing rivalries with the likes of Standard Liege and Club Brugge, whilst FC Brussels were considered the club’s bitter opponents in the past. The likes of Besnik Hasi, Lucas Biglia, Filip De Wilde and Romelu Lukaku are some of Anderlecht’s notable players.