Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Jan Breydel Stadion will host Wednesday’s Champions League clash between Club Brugge and Bayer Leverkusen, the two teams who meet for the first time since October 2006, speaking of European competitions. The Belgian champions rolled over Cercle Brugge 4-0 in the local derby, and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play. Clinton Mata limped off with injury in the Brugge derby, while new signing Roman Yaremchuk is pushing for his first start of the season.
Bayer Leverkusen, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-2 loss to Freiburg, but given their attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered. A man to watch in the away side will be Czech Republic attacker Patrick Schick, who opened his goal-scoring account at the weekend, whereas both Bakker and Hincapie are back from domestic bans.
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 (Bayer Leverkusen):
Bayer 04 Leverkusen is a German football club from the city Leverkusen in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. The home kit of Bayer Leverkusen is black and red. The club is playing his home games in the Bay Arena.
Bayer Leverkusen started to play in the Bundesliga from season 1979/1980. In 1988 Bayer Leverkusen managed to win the UEFA Cup by beating Espanyol in the final with 1-0. In the national league Bayer Leverkusen has been the most successful in the last couple of years with the 2nd place as their best performance.
Bayer Leverkusen never managed to win the league title. The current biggest rival of Bayer Leverkusen is 1. Koln. Next to football Bayer Leverkusen has a volleyball and basketball division as well. Currently Bayer Leverkusen is one of the biggest teams in the Bundesliga. Known players that played for Bayer Leverkusen are: Michael Ballack, Rudi Voller, Lucio and Arturo Vidal.