The Jupiler Pro League gets going again on Saturday afternoon with a very nice poster. After all, with Club Brugge and Charleroi, the numbers one and three of the past season are competing against each other. The national champion then wants to put things right after the lost cup final.
It is expected that coach Philippe Clement will make some changes in his starting eleven. In the back, for example, there is a chance that Clinton Mata will start on the couch. The defender missed part of the preparation due to injuries and against Antwerp it became clear that he is not yet top physically. Odilon Kossounou is the biggest contender to replace him.
In midfield, Mats Rits is expected to take the position of Eder Balanta, who also disappointed at the Heysel. Finally, it is looking forward to who is played out as the deepest man. Most newspapers expect Youssouph Badji to get his first starting place in an official competition with the pros. Although it is not out of the question that Michael Krmencik will appear at kick-off after his hat-trick in the exhibition game against Union Titus Petingen.
The possible base squad
Mignolet; Kossounou, Mechele, Deli; Diatta, Former, Zipper, Vanaken, Sobol; De Ketelaere, Badji
POLL: Who would start you as the deepest man?