Club Brugge and KRC Genk are facing off at Jan Breydel Stadium in the Belgian Super Cup finals. Club Brugge is last season’s champion, and their preseason form has been solid with 3 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses. Genk ended up in second place in the Belgian Pro League, but they have won Belgian Cup, and Genk is undefeated in their last 11 games.
Club Brugge is one of the best teams in Belgium, and they are the current titleholder, but they are a bit shaky on the defensive end still. In their 6 preseason games, Brugge has scored 9 goals, while they conceded also 9 goals, at least 1 goal in each of those 6 games. Of course, preseason games are not a measurement for competitive games, and Brugge is capable of playing much better soccer than this. Mignolet, Vormer, and Bas Dost are Brugge’s most notable players, but there are also a few notable young players that will certainly have an impact on their season. Last season, Club Brugge didn’t have a top goalscorer or top assistant in the league, but they were a great team that scored impressive 73 goals while conceding only 26 goals, which is the least in the league, by far. There have been a few arrivals to the club, but there have also been a few departures, but I think Club Brugge’s roster is far from being set for the season.
Genk is a great team that was simply unlucky last season because they have had the same number of points are Club Brugge, but Brugge was better positioned in the regular season. Onuachu was the leading goalscorer for Genk last season, and he was also the top goalscorer of the season with impressive 33 goals. Ito has added 14 assists. In their 4 preseason games, Genk is undefeated with 2 wins and 2 draws, and they were even able to keep 1 clean sheet. In those 4 games, Genk has scored 12 goals while conceding 3 goals. After falling behind in the Pro League, Genk has had better luck in the Belgian Cup where they beat Standard in a very entertaining finale. The final score was 1-2. The good news for Genk is they were able to keep most of their key players, at least for now, and they have even signed a few players that will help them in the title run. At the moment, Genk is in good form, they are undefeated in their last 11 games, but they are still far away from their best form.
The trends are pretty even in this matchup, and these are two of the best teams in Belgium. This is the opportunity to win the first trophy of the season, and I’m sure both teams would love to have it. At the moment, Genk is in better form, but Club Brugge is scoring a solid number of goals, and for that reason, I will take the goals in this one.