Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
All eyes will be on Luminus Arena when Genk and Club Brugge face each other in the Jupiler League derby. Genk kicked off their Championship Group campaign with a 3-2 win over Antwerp, with Bongonda once again scoring a brace. De Smurfen have been playing some high-scoring games of late, and it has to be noted that over 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their previous seven matches in all competitions.
The good news for the hosts is that midfielder Bryan Heynen returns from suspension. Club Brugge, on the other hand, head into the match following a 2-2 draw with Anderlecht. Considering that the reigning champions scored six goals in total in the previous two league games, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals. Angola midfielder Clinton Mata returns to contention after serving his ban in the 2-2 draw with Anderlecht.
Highlighted Player (Patrik Hrosovsky):
Born in Prievidza, Czechoslovakia, Patrik Hrosovsky is a midfielder who plays for Viktoria Plzen. Patrik Hrosovsky started his youth career at his hometown club Prievidza and he played for the youth team of Trencin as well before joining Viktoria Plzen.
The Slovakian footballer has been playing for the Viktorka ever since, but it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Sokolov, Usti nad Labem and Znojmo on loan as well. Patrik Hrosovsky made his Slovakia debut on November 19, 2014 in a friendly game against Finland.
His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both defensive midfielder and attacking midfielder as well. Hrosovsky has yet to find the net with the Slovakia national football team, but he found the net for the U21 team in a 7-1 win over Luxembourg at the 2015 European Championship. He has a contract with Viktoria Plzen which expires on June 30, 2019.
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.