Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
All eyes will be on Ghelamco Arena when Gent and Club Brugge in the Jupiler League derby. Gent have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team losing to Royale Union in their last league match. All Jordan Torunarigha, Andreas Hanche-Olsen, and Tarik Tissoudali are out of contention with injuries, while Julien de Sart is a major doubt. Club Brugge, on the other hand, did well to make it to the Champions League last 16, and they are now on a quest to defend their Jupiler League trophy.
Since the title holders aim to melt Genk’s advantage in the standings, away win should definitely be considered. Abakar Sylla is banned for the match, while both Onyedika and Odoi are back from the Champions League bans. When the two teams met in the Super Cup earlier in 2022 Club Brugge defeated Gent thanks to Skov Olsen’s goal, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui):
Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui is a Cameroon international who plays for Slavia Prague as a defender. Ngadjui started his career at the youth team of Diables Rouges Maroua and in 2007 he moved to Canon Yaounde. The 190-cm tall footballer continued playing for Diables Rouges Maroua at senior level and in 2010 he joined German lower-league side Kirchhorder SC.
At the end of the 2010/2011 he moved to fellow German club SV Sandhausen II and in 2012 he signed a contract with Nurnberg. After making 54 appearances for the reserve team he moved to Romania, signing a deal with Botosani. Michal Ngadeu Ngadjui scored seven goals in 53 league games for the Romanian side before joining Slavia Prague in 2016.
The Cameroonian footballer, who was born in Bafang on November 23, 1990, won the national championship with Slavia Prague in the 2016/2017, but the capital club eventually failed to make it to the Champions League group stages. His main position is centre back, but he is used as a defensive midfielder as well.
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.