Match date: 29 Jul 2016
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Belgium Football
| Stake: 9/10
| Pick: over 2.5
| Match result:
0-2 - Lost
New campaign in Belgium Jupiler league is about to start, tonight in opener KV Mechelen will hosts title defenders Club Brugge. Home side was very active during summer break and played nine friendly matches, they suffered only two defeats there against Dutch teams Eindhoven and Breda while in last match five days ago celebrated with convincing result over Greek Iraklis. Last season hosts ended at 10th spot after 30 rounds and later in Europa league play offs were third so failed to reach placement into European qualifications, in front of them is strongest team in league and it will be really hard o earn some points in opener. However they are playing open football and everything is possible but in previous three duels against Champions they were defeated, last two times with three goals margin and I doubt taht will avoid defeat in this game. Hosts didn't achieved some great results but this is their 10th season in Jupiler elague and their main goal is to stay here for the next season, they have enough quality to achieve that i'm sure but avoiding defeat here seems like an impossible task. Let's just add that defender Uros Vitas (11/0) and forward Jordy Peffer (0/0) are still out of action due to injuries.
Club Brugge on the other hand after winning a title they started new season with victory, six days ago they celebrated in Super Cup finals over St Liege and now will be seeking for all three points here in opener. Guests seems pretty good, in friendly games they didn't showed some impressive performances but i'm pretty sure that will be one of main candidates for the title in this season. They will be playing in champions league group stage where won direct placement after winning a title, victory here is a must and it shouldn't be very hard to achieve. Guests were on top of scoring charts in previous season with 64 goals scored in 30 rounds and in Championship group were even better and in 10 rounds scored 25 goals with conceding only nine. Guests are clear favorites in this match, victory here is a must and they can't afford defeat in opener, it's important for them to earn as many as possible points in league until Champions league starts, in previous campaign they were playing in Europa league but failed to reach knockout stage, it will be hard to do better in Europe but they have quality, here should achieve routine victory and start in league with three points.
Hosts are facing with really strong team in opener and it would be a big surprise if manage to avoid defeat, however I believe that this will be an open match and i'd rather place my bet on goals, both teams seems able to score and over 2.5 seems like good option for this match.