Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Club Brugge will be aiming to build on a 3-0 win over Mechelen when they take on Seraing in the Jupiler League round 32. Club Brugge failed to defend their trophy, but still have a reason to play for in the season finale as they are eyeing a top-four finish. A man to watch in the home team will be Noa Lang, who scored a brace at the weekend, while Ivory Coast international Abakar Sylla is back from suspension.
The visitors, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom with only 19 points on their account, and given their five-game losing run and shaky defence, anything but a routine home triumph would be a major surprise. Ukraine midfielder Denys Bunchukov is likely to drop to the bench, with Sami Lahssaini likely to step up. Earlier this term Club Brugge defeated Seraing 2-0.
Highlighted Player (Hans Vanaken):
Hans Vanaken is a Belgian footballer who was born in Neerpelt on August 24, 1992. Hans Vanaken is a product of PSV football academy, joining the club at the age of 10, but in 2008 he joined Lommel United. The Belgian midfielder continued wearing the green shirt at senior level, scoring 21 goals in 80 appearances for the club in the league.
In 2013 he moved to Lokeren and after spending two seasons at Daknamstadion, he signed a deal with famous Belgian team Club Brugge. Vanaken has established himself as one of the team’s key players and he is likely to play an important role in the Jan Breydel Stadium outfit in the 2019/2020 Europa League season.
His main position is attacking midfielder, but he is used as both central midfielder and left midfielder as well. He has a contract with Club Brugge until June 30, 2024.
Highlighted Team (Club Brugge):
Founded in 1891, Belgium giants Club Brugge are one of the most decorated football clubs in the country. Also known as Blauw-Zwart due to their Blue and Black colours, Club Brugge have been crown champions of Belgium on 14 occasions which is second to Anderlecht.
Through their long-lasting history Club Brugge have enjoyed fair amount of European success.to this day in football history Club Brugge holds the European record number of consecutive participation in the UEFA Europa league – 20. The Blauw-Zwart have reached two European finals and two semi-finals so far. What is more, Club Brugge are the only Belgian side ever to play in the final of the European Cup so far, losing to Liverpool in the 1978 season.
Two years prior, Club Brugge lost the 1976 UEFA Cup Final to the same rivals. Club Brugge play their home games at the Jan Breydel Stadium, which is also home to city rivals Cercle Brugge. The two sides form a formidable rivalry contested in the Bruges Derby.