The Belgian Jupiler League has a very busy calendar. So now they’re playing on a very tight schedule. Among other things, in the next round on Thursday evening, Saint-Truiden will face Brugge. Can a Grand win on the road? Site experts made an exclusive prediction for the match on January 19, 2023.
st. Truiden remains the most “Japanese” club in Western Europe
Canaries have been playing for years, actively inviting samurai. Here, Shinji Kagawa continues to “smoke”, and Okazaki comes in, although their compatriots, Hasioka and Hayashi, bring more benefits, and Schmidt, an American with a Japanese passport, remains the main goalkeeper. We also notice Gianni Bruno, who once tried his hand at Wings of the Soviets. However, this is enough to stay in the middle of the table, but since the end of autumn there has been an increase. True, at the same time the team eliminated Zulte Waregem from the cup. And only in Eupen they bounced back, spending 2:0 away.
Bruges can’t pull itself together
The Black and Blue have dominated Belgian football in recent years. Even last season, it turned out that in the 2nd round of the Jupiler-League, it overtook the upstart Union and won the 3rd “gold” in a row. Moreover, in the Champions League, the team became a discovery, starting with 3 victories. Then there was a recession and if they managed to get to the playoffs in the European Cup, they only lost 4-1 to Saint-Truiden in the Cup, and you can’t get in shape in the Championship. They changed their mentor once again, luring Scott Parker to the post, but the debut was framed by a weak-willed 1-3 against Genk as Silla was sent off. Anderlecht were also unlucky: they led in a principled duel, but thanks to a Mekhele own goal in the 78th minute, they ended only in a draw.
Prior to the aforementioned cups, Saint Truiden won 4-1 only in the summer of 2015. Moreover, Brugge won 8 matches in a row.
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Bruges will never come alive. And Saint Truiden should take advantage of it – let’s believe that he will not lose (coefficient – 1.77).
Free forecast for St. Truiden Brugge on January 19: