Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Saturday’s football game at Jan Breydel Stadion pits together Cercle Brugge and Gent, the two mid-table sides. Cercle Brugge quickly bounced back from the local derby to Club Brugge, with the team beating Eupen on the road in their last league match. The Groen en Zwart have been having their ups and downs of late, but given their attacking potential, we are positive that the hosts are going to find the net in the Jan Breydel Stadion clash.
Gent, on the other hand, produced their best performance of the season in a 5-1 win over Beerschot VA. De Buffalo’s have already suffered three defeats on the road in the 2020/21 Jupiler League campaign, but given their display in the triumph over Beerschot, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. It has to be noted that 14 goals in total have been netted in the previous two meetings between the two clubs.
Highlighted Player (Mikael Lustig):
Long-serving Celtic soldier Michael Lustig has been with The Bhoys since 2012. The Swedish international has made more than 140 appearances for the Scottish club. The experienced 29-year-old defender is also a full international for Sweden since 2008 and a member of his country’s team that has participated at the 2016 European Championship finals in France.
Internationally experienced defender also took part at Euro 2012 and his vast experience is of crucial importance for Celtic. Lustig began his career at Umea FC and had also played for GIF Sundsvall and Rosenborg BK before his move to Scotland.
Mikael Lusting has endured mixed fortunes throughout his four-year career with Celtic, predominantly due to various injury spells that kept him out of play. First choice for Celtic manager(s) whenever he is fully fit, the Swedish defender is praised for his hard work, stamina and physical ability, despite his most recent struggles with muscle injuries.
Highlighted Team (Gent):
Gent are a Belgian football club that plays their home games at Ghelamco Arena. The venue has been the club’s home ground since 2013 and the capacity of the stadium is 20 000. De Buffalo’s participate in the Belgian Pro League and they clinched their first domestic trophy in the 2014/2015 season.
Gent finished the regular part of the season in second place in the standings, but they eventually climbed to the top position in the table in the play-off. The club won their third Belgian Cup trophy in 2010 and it has to be noted that they defeated Club Brugge in the Belgian Super Cup in 2015. Laurent Depoitre scored the winner for Gent three minutes before the final whistle.
A number of top-class players were part of the team in the past and the likes of Victor Fernandez, Johan Boskamp, Bob Peeters, Trond Sollied and Michel Preud’homme are some of notable footballers who played for Gent in the past.