Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
After recording a hard-fought 1-0 win at Charleroi, Club Brugge will be looking to return to winning ways in the Jupiler League when they take on Leuven at Jan Breydel Stadion. The reigning champions are leading the chase for the domestic trophy, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Leuven. Noa Lang, who was rested at the weekend, returns to the starting XI, while all Mbamba, Providence, and Vormer are likely to miss the game with injuries.
The visitors, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-0 loss at Mechelen, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as underdogs in Friday’s football match. Important defender Soufiane Chakla misses the game through suspension, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the league leaders.
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.