Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
After beating ten-man Antwerp in the Jupiler League derby, Club Brugge will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Mechelen in yet another away fixture. The reigning champions are eager to retain top position in the standings, and seeing that they are no longer thinking about the Champions League games, away win should be considered.
Mitrovic remains on the sidelines with injury, while the likes of Vormer, Horvath, and Schrijvers are out of contention following their positive tests for coronavirus. The hosts will be without suspended defender Siemen Voet in the midweek clash, with De Camargo missing game with injury. Since can Damme has been self-isolated, we are tempted to put our money on the defending champions this time out. In their last meeting at AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne Club Brugge defeated Mechelen 5-0.
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.
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.