Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
After sharing the spoils with Royale Union SG in the Jupiler League derby, Club Brugge will look to melt Genk’s advantage in the standings when they host Oostende to their Jan Breydel Stadion. The title holders have been impressive in front of goal of late, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at De Kustboys. Abakar Sylla has yet to serve his ban, while fellow midfielder Mats Rits continues to miss out with an ACL injury.
Oostende, on the other hand, recorded a morale-boosting 2-1 win over Waregem at home, but given their poor away record (1-2-4), anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. Sieben Dewaele limped off with injury in the last league match, with Manuel Osifo likely to step up to replace him in the starting XI.
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.