Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Club Brugge and Gent face each other at Jan Breydel Stadion in a highly-anticipated Jupiler League game. Club Brugge aim to stay in top four, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s showdown. A man to watch in the home team will be Noa Lang, who scored his fifth goal of the season in a 2-2 draw with Cercle Brugge, while Andreas Skov Olsen should recover in time to face Gent.
Meanwhile, the visitors defeated Leuven 2-0 in their last league match to move closer to Championship Group berth. Gent and Club Brugge seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and, taking everything into account, punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on draw. All Kamil Piatkowski, Darko Lemajic, Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe, and Tarik Tissoudali are sidelined with injuries, while Matisse Samoise is a major doubt.
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.
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.