Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Club Brugge will be aiming to put an extra pressure on Royale Union SG when they take on St. Truiden at Jan Breydel Stadion. The reigning champions are seven points behind the league leaders, meaning that they face yet another must-win situation. All Federico Ricca, Senne Lammens, and Ebeguowen Otasowie have been tested positive for coronavirus, while important attacker Noah Lang misses out through suspension.
Experienced attacker Bas Dost is pushing for a start. St. Truiden, on the other hand, continue with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, and given their three-game losing run on the road, we believe that Club Brugge will return to winning ways on Saturday. Both Kenny Steppe and Stan Van Dessel are sidelined with injuries for the visitors, who were beaten by Club Brugge in each of the last six meetings between the two clubs.
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.