Friday, July 29, from 21:30 to play KV Mechelen – Club Brugge, the opening match of the 2016/2017 edition of the Jupiler League.
Mechelen made a good championship, finishing 10th in the last edition, with 37 points, but their defense was weak point. Thus, in preparation for this first game, Mechelen has played several friendly matches designed to link relations game. They have won in front of the amateur team, but when they came across opponents countries, such as Breda, Eindhoven and Leuven have pieerdut or ended in a draw. During this break, the technician from Mechelen made some changes, putting on free more players, but has also brought no fewer than 11 players, most of the teams in the national championship.
Club Brugge await the draw for the qualifying directly for the Champions League thanks to winning the championship. Good form continues this debut season, when he managed to win the first trophy of the year, Standard Liege 2-1 in Belgium Supercup, after being led 0-1 at halftime. 10 people still remaining in the first half, when Hans Vanaken was removed for Club Brugge have won by goals from Ruud Vormer successful and Jose Izquierdo. Club Brugge moved on the transfer market, managing to sell it on Meunier PSG 7 million, but has also acquired Ativa players, including Limbombe NEC (price 1.5 million euros) from van Rhjin Ajax (price € 3 million).
Club Brugge is the defending champions and proved this by winning the Belgian Super Cup just days ago. In the previous edition, the champion was imposed on both parties to Mechelen, winning each time the difference of three goals. Being the first match of the championship, I do not expect from Brugge to do the show, but I am counting on a victory without major problems, because the team that meets is a modest, which has problems against teams at the top.