Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Club Brugge will be looking to cement top position in the Jupiler League standings when they take on Anderlecht at Jan Breydel Stadion. Club Brugge have been impressive in 2021, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as hot favourites to win Saturday’s match. Experienced attacker Bas Dost, who found the net in the 4-2 win over Mouscron, is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts.
Anderlecht, on the other hand, defeated St. Truiden in their last game of the regular season. The capital club aim to extend their winning run to five games, but beating the reigning champions on the road is easier said than done. In each of their previous four meetings at Jan Breydel Stadion Club Brugge outplayed Anderlecht, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself. Yet another man to watch in the home team will be Dutch rising star Noa Lang, who has netted 14 goals so far this season.
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.