Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Sparkles will be flying when Cercle Brugge and Club Brugge lock horns in the local derby on Sunday afternoon. Cercle Brugge have been in a fine form of late, with the team beating both St. Truiden (4-1) and Gent (2-1) and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Defender Nazinho serves a one-game ban, while the opposition back-line should have Ahoueke Denkey at bay as the Togo forward scored a brace in the 2-1 win over Gent.
Club Brugge, on the other hand, rolled over Eupen 4-0 to retain third place in the standings. As the Blauw-Zwart have been scoring goals for fun of late, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. The good news for the nominal visitors is that all Igor Thiago, Hans Vanaken, and Hugo Vetlesen are back from suspension.
Highlighted Player (Simon Mignolet):
Simon Luc Hildebert Mignolet is a Belgium goalkeeper born on 6 March 1988 in Sint-Truiden. He began his career in a club from his hometown, making 100 league appearances for Sint-Truidense before moving to Sunderland in 2010.
Mignolet would go on to spent next four years at the Stadium of Light, making 90 Premier League appearances. As one of world’s most talented goalkeepers, the Belgium international signed for Liverpool in the summer of 2013, and he has since been the club’s first choice goalkeeper. Performing admirably most of the time, but also committing cheap mistakes at times, Mignolet has yet to win over the Liverpool fans, but remains highly regarded in his native country.
The talented shot-stopper has been a member of the Belgium national team since 2011, earning over 20 caps for the Red Devils, but he has been playing second fiddle to Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois over the last few years.