Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Buoyed by a 3-0 win over Leuven, Club Brugge will be aiming to melt Antwerp’s advantage in the standings when they face Kortrijk on Sunday. The reigning champions produced a fine display at the weekend, but the bad news is that important winger Andreas Skov Olsen suffered a serious injury. The Denmark international has joined Mats Rits in the recovery room, while both Antonio Nusa and Tajon Buchanan are major doubts.
Noa Lang is widely expected to replace Skov Olsen in the starting XI. De Kerels, on the other hand, failed to shock Royale Union SG on the road in their last league match, and seeing that they were beaten by Club Brugge in each of the previous four meetings between the two sides, home win should definitely be considered. Midfielder Amine Benchaib is back from suspension for the visiting side.
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.