Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
All eyes will be on Jan Breydel Stadion when Cercle Brugge and Club Brugge face each other in the Bruges derby on Thursday evening. Cercle Brugge quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Antwerp, with the team beating Kotrtijk on the road at the weekend. The Groen en Zwart, though, are on a seven-game losing run on home soil in the Belgian top flight, which is the main reason why home win should not be considered.
Following his positive test for coronavirus, Van Damme is rated doubtful for the game, while all Deuro, Velkovski, and Decostere are likely to miss the game with injuries. Club Brugge, on the other hand, will be without Croatia international Mitrovic in the local derby. The reigning champions proved their worth in a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Genk, and given their five-match winning run in the Jupiler League, we predict that the visitors are going to pick up all three points from the midweek showdown.