Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Jan Breydel Stadion will host Wednesday’s Champions League game between Club Brugge and Lazio. The Blauw-Zwart did well to beat Zenit on the road in their Champions League opener, but they suffered a shocking 2-1 loss to Leuven in their last league fixture. The Belgian champions aim to return to winning ways, and we are positive that they are going to adopt an attack-minded approach against Lazio.
The Biancocelesti, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund. Even though Serbia superstar Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is out of contention through injury, we are positive that the Serie A side will find the net in the Jan Breydel Stadion showdown. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. The likes of Breze Fofana, Kossounou, Krmencik, and Mignolet are all likely to miss the game for the hosts after they were tested positive for coronavirus.
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 (Lazio):
Lazio Roma are an Italian football club based in Rome. Lazio were founded in 1900 and they compete in the Serie A. The Biancocelesti (The White and Sky Blues) have won two Serie A trophies (1973/1974, 1999/2000), while lifting six Coppa Italia titles.
The capital club play their home games at Stadio Olimpico and Roma are regarded as Lazio’s main rivals.
The two teams face each other in the Derby della Capitale and it is considered the fiercest inter-city derby in Italy. Lazio won UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1999, with the team beating Mallorca in the title game. The same year they managed to clinch the UEFA Super Cup trophy as they outplayed English giants Manchester United at Stade Louis II, Monaco.
The likes of Pavel Nedved, Giuseppe Favalli, Juan Sebastian Veron, Sinisa Mihajlovic, Roberto Mancini, Giuseppe Signori, Miroslav Klose and Simone Inzaghi are notable footballers who played for Lazio in the past.