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Club Brugge - Anderlecht: does Club remain in the wake of leader Genk?
The 6th match day in Play-Off 1 of the Jupiler Pro League. Club Brugge takes on big rivals Anderlecht at home. At the moment, the Bruges players are in 2nd place with 38 points in the position behind Racing Genk (44 points). RSC Anderlecht is in the 5th place and currently has 27 points. Bet on Club Brugge - Anderlecht. The quotations are clearly in favor of Bruges. Bet on Club Brugge, the big favorite Club Brugge is in 2nd place in Play-Off 1 and has 6 points less than leader Genk. The West-Flemish were not able to win two games. Club lost on the field of KRC Genk (3-1) and played a draw on the field of Antwerp (0-0). In both games, a penalty phase was to the disadvantage of "Blauw-Zwart". Club Brugge thus lost expensive points in regards of the title fight. Club Brugge still plays at home against leader Genk and can therefore still dream of a second national title in a row. But then the troops of Ivan Leko can no longer lose points. Club Brugge therefore wants to hold the 3 points against Anderlecht. Bet on "Club Brugge is at the forefront and wins the match". This odd is at 2.35. Predict a win from RSCA Anderlecht was working on a good series before the start of the play-offs. It picked up a great 12 out of 15 in the last five games. After a disastrous start of the season, Anderlecht were able to qualify for Play-Off 1 and the fans even dreamed of a new league title. Anderlecht, however, are back with their feet on the ground and, due to a disappointing 1 in 15 in Play-off 1, Brussels residents now have 8 points less than their direct competitor Antwerp. So it seems that next season RSCA will not play European football for the first time in 55 years. A point at Jan Breydel would actually be a real achievement for this Anderlecht. Bet on the double chance bet with a win from Anderlecht or a draw and multiply your bet by 2.35. Overview of the results Latest results: Antwerp 0-0 Club Bruges Anderlecht 0-0 Ghent Latest encounters: Anderlecht 2-3 Club Bruges Anderlecht 2-2 Club Brugge Club Brugge 2-1 Anderlecht Club Brugge 1-2 Anderlecht
Hans Vanaken, Belgian Golden Boot winner!
Wednesday night 23 pm, De Panne, Belgium The results of the second round vote are counted and 3 contenders remain: Alejandro Pozuelo, playmaker of Racing Genk Mehdi Carcela, whirlwind winger of Standard Liege Hans Vanaken, number 10 and assist king of Club Brugge As expected, the last one takes the Golden Boot home with a whopping 97 points difference over the second ranked, Mehdi Carcela. Who is Hans Vanaken? Born in 1992 in Neerpelt, in the province of Limburg in Belgium a football carreer was already written in the stars as his father Vital Vanaken, was a pro soccer player with Lommelse SK when the boy was born. Good genes, it is always a plus. Add to that a region that is populated with former miners, or relatives of former miners, an extra portion of grinta is added to the already present talent. He played with the youth squads of Lommelse Sk, where his father played, until the club went bankrupt. His talent didn't go unnoticed and PSV Eindhoven picked up the young boy and added him to their academy. He stayed there for six years and went back to his old team, Lommel United, that was re-established after a fusion with another local club. He started playing for the first team in the Belgian second Pro League at the age of 18 in 2010. Eventually he played 79 games in 3 seasons for Lommel United and scored 22 goals as attacking midfielder. Not bad for such a young player. His performances and especially his technique and vista were picked up by the bigger teams in Belgium. He chose not to take a big leap and signed a deal with Sporting Lokeren, a club in the Jupiler Pro League, but not a top 6 team. A smart move, he picked up the higher rythm easily, with the help of coach Peter Maes, which is a good friend of his father. In 3 seasons with Lokeren, he charmed the Belgian fans with amazing assists, and 21 goals in 84 games. A tall attacking midfielder with excellent technique and vista, that scores a goal every 4 games, gets attention from bigger clubs. And so he went to Club Brugge for 4 million EUR. At Club Brugge, the pace and higher level of play made the transition a bit thougher than at Lokeren, but eventually he more and more became the player that decides the style of play of Club Brugge. After 3 and half seasons of the Belgian top tier club, he has played 174 games for Club Brugge in which he scored 46 times and gave the same amount of assists. Great statistics, to which he can add two titles with Club Brugge. He even scored 2 goals in the Champions League in the 2018/19 season agains AS Monaco and played two times for the Belgian national team, in a generation that has talent for sale! Too slow? Is the sky the limit for this guy? I don't know, his height makes his actions seem slow, but that is just a fata morgana. He still has loads of growth potential, and a big transfer to a top competion will not wait long. It could even be happening in this winter mercato. I hope not for Club Brugge, but when the millions from Italy, England or Spain come waving at them, then nothing will hold him back. I hope Europe gets to know this guy, but hopefully he finishes the season in Belgium. Sincerely, Pele23