Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Jan Breydel Stadion will be the centre of attention when Club Brugge and St Gilloise square off against each other in the Jupiler League derby on Tuesday evening. Club Brugge are eager to revive their title hopes and they must be high on confidence following a 6-1 crushing of RWDM. A man to watch in the home team will be Brazil forward Igor Thiago, who has netted five goals in total in the previous two league fixtures, while Bjorn Meijer should miss out with injury.
St Gilloise, on the other hand, are leading the chase for the Jupiler League trophy with 47 points on their account. As the league leaders are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, we are tempted to bet on over 2.5 goals. Anyhow, Club Brugge want this win more than St Gilloise. The good news for the visiting side is that Sweden international Gustaf Nilsson is back from suspension.
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.