Feature: Belgian Pro League Team of the Week Matchday 16

Goals galore in this weeks Belgian Pro League, even with the 0-0 draw between Antwerp and Anderlecht. This weeks formation is a 3-4-3.


Louis Bostyn (Zulte Waregem)

Last season Bostyn was dropped in favour of the more experienced Sammy Bossut. In recent weeks, Bostyn has forced his way back into the starting XI. Against Mechelen, Bostyn was key to keeping the side in the game, especially in the first half. The 29 year-old keeper made a string of saves to keep the score only 2-0 to the hosts. He made 6 saves in total, which were crucial as the side came back to draw 2-2.


Christiaan Ravych (Cercle Brugge)

20 year-old Ravych made his third start of the season against OH Leuven this weekend, and the Belgian looks a good prospect. He won all three of his tackles, as well as recovering the ball for his side 6 times. It was also Ravych who popped up with the late winner as Cercle made it four wins in five matches.

Jordan Torunarigha (Gent)

Torunarigha made his return from injury in an important home clash with Club Brugge. The 25 year-old German had an impact at both ends, providing a perfectly weighted pass for Hugo Cuypers to open the scoring. At the other end, he made 10 clearances, won both of his aerial duels and intercepted the ball three times as Gent kept Club Brugge from scoring.

Jason Davidson (Eupen )

Davidson’s career has seen him play in a far number of countries, with the Australian moving to Belgium in the summer to join Eupen. The side have struggled defensively, with Davidson having been shifted between his usual left-back spot and that of a left centre-back. Against Standard Liege the 31 year-old certainly had his best game of the season. He completed the most passes in the match, while also winning 67% of his ground duels. He also recovered the ball 9 times as his side went on to a surprise 2-0 win.


Thibo Somers (Cercle Brugge)

Another Cercle youth player takes up the right-midfield spot in this weeks team of the week. Somers has found himself playing in a new position in the 3-4-1-2 that Cercle have been operating in, and it seems to suit his ability to get up and down the wing. It was Somers who provided the assist for the opening goal from Ayase Ueda, while at the other end he also won 67% of his ground duels.

Stef Peeters (Eupen)

Peeters has been the standout performer for the Pandas over the last four matches. Against Standard Liege he was once again on form. He converted the penalty in the 78th minute, while also creating the most chances (four) for his side, while his long range passing was highly accurate with 12 out of 12 long balls on target. He also won all three of his tackles and his put in a complete display.

Cameron McGeehan (KV Oostende)

Dominic Thalhammer likes pressing football, something which Cameron McGeehan was brought in to do under Alexander Blessin at Oostende. McGeehan looked back to his energetic best against Kortrijk, as it was clear Thalhammer wanted to see the pressing game. McGeehan was operating box to box as he grabbed two goals to help his side win 3-1 at home. He also created three chances for his teammates and won 75% of his tackles.

Mike Tresor (Genk)

Another week, another assist for the leagues leading assist maker Mike Tresor. Tresor created three chances, the most in the match, with one of those being converted by Paul Onuachu. The 23 year-old had an 85% passing accuracy, showing his efficiency on the ball. Tresor may not be in line for a Red Devils call up for Qatar, yet if he continues to perform like this for the duration of the 2022/2023 season he may well force his way into the national set up.


Paul Onuachu (Genk)

Four more goals for Paul Onuachu this weekend, making it 12 goals in 13 matches overall. The Nigerian striker did not score his first goal of the season until October the 1st, meaning it has taken him just over a month to fly up the scoring charts to number one. Onuachu was efficient in this game, taking only five shots and having the least touches of any player with 50. Genk will be hopeful that the upcoming World Cup doesn’t impact on the strikers rhythm.

Gianni Bruno (Sint-Truiden)

Gianni Bruno made it three goals in two matches with the winner against struggling Seraing. The striker read the attack well to finish at the far post to make it 2-1 and seal the game for the Canaries. Bruno was also up for the battle, winning all three of his ground duels. Bruno has 7 goals this season, a welcome return after he struggled following his move to Gent last season. Sint-Truiden will be hoping he can replicate the 20 goal season he had with Zulte Waregem in 2020/2021.

Jelle Vossen (Zulte-Waregem)

33 year-old Jelle Vossen lead his side from the front against KV Mechelen. The Zulte Waregem captain scored a crucial penalty, while also being willing to drop deep when the side went down to 10 men to help with keeping Mechelen out. He created two chances which should have been converted, while also testing the Mechelen goal with three shots on target outside of the penalty. He also recovered the ball five times, as his side were able to hold on to a 2-2 draw.

All stats from this article were taken from FotMob.

Ben Jackson – GBeNeFN

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