Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Club Brugge will be aiming to build on a 2-1 win over Genk when they host Waasland-Beveren at their Jan Breydel Stadion. The Blauw-Zwart have been having their ups and downs at the start of the season, with the team surprisingly struggling at home ground. The title holders, though, regained a much-needed confidence before the international break, and it is no wonder they are seen as favourites to beat Waasland-Beveren on Matchday 5.
The Wase Wolven, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing each of their previous three league fixtures. Waasland-Beveren obviously struggle at the back, and seeing that Club Brugge are eager to record their first home win of the season, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. Maximiliano Caufriez is banned for the visitors, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
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.