Club Brugge vs Waregem by Isaiah
After four matches without a victory in Jupiler League and actually lost chances for the title, Club Brugge finally responded with much better performance, especially in attack as the side comes from a 3:1 victory at home over Oostende on Wednesday night.
However, must be said that the things weren't bright from the start, since Dimata brought the visiting side into the lead in fifteenth minute, but the hosts responded well already in next twenty minutes, reverting the scoreline with goals from Vossen and Izquierdo. Same player sealed the final score in 69th minute, with the home team completely deserving the victory in an overall very open game. Club Brugge is now third, having seven points less than Anderlecht but also a game less played, while they stand just two points behind Champions League placed Gent.
Left back Laurens De Bock (13/0) is injured, while due same problem won't be playing forwards Lior Refaelov (18/2) and Abdoulay Diaby (16/0). Defensive midfielder and team captain Timmy Simons (27/0) won't be playing due suspension.
Waregem, on the other side, looks like they completely lost the competitive motive in last month, since the team has no victory in last five Jupiler League matches. These five came after their win in Cup finals, when the team won after overtime and penalties against Oostende.
With that victory they secured Europa League exit and it seems like the side have lost a bit of fighting spirit since then, having two draws and three defeats from then on. They come from two consecutive defeats without a goal scored, last one being at home against Gent on Tuesday evening. Visiting side was much better and more concrete in offense, sealing the victory with goals from Kubo and Coulibaly. Waregem is now at sixth position, being four points behind fourth placed Charleroi. Goalkeeper Sammy Bossut (18/0) won't be playing due stomach problems.
Individual quality is completely with the players of Club Brugge, as well as competitive motive this time. Everything except an easy victory for the home team would be a complete surprise in this one. I don't see players of Waregem being able to respond here during all ninety minutes.