With not long left until the play offs, it’s mainly around the waist of the table and top where points are beginning to matter most.
And the top is where we’ll begin,with Club Brugge playing on consecutive Friday nights, this time hosting 3rd place Zulte Waregem. A fantastic way to start the fixtures off of the back of heroics in Europe too, the Pro League’s stock could be at its highest right now! With the black and blues a bit sketchy right now, Zulte could draw closer to the top with a win, currently 5 points off of top right now.
Saturday night’s affairs aren’t as glamorous in all honesty as we start with Charleroi looking to take all 3 points against a dour St Truiden.
Following this are equally average matches involving Kortrijk-Beveren and Lokeren-Eupen. The fascinating factor in these matches for me is the upturn in form of Waasland Beveren and Eupen, which could make these matches competitive as they both travel away in two evenly fought out matches, on paper, as they are all bunched together between 10th and 13th.
The last match of the Saturday night fixtures involve second bottom Westerlo, who are still scrapping for survival, against Belgian cup finalists KV Oostende. Westerlo do have a decent front 2 as it goes but defensively they just can’t hold on.
Sunday sees the Europa League heroes all play, with 2 of them facing each other at The Constant Vanden Stock where Genk travel to Brussels to play Anderlecht. Les Mauves have been tinkering with their line up recently and have still come up with the goods, but Genk will look to put a stop to that and will aim to grab all 3 points!
Before that there’s Standard Liege versus Mechelen, who seem to be getting better with every match. Up to fifth in the table now, they’ll be looking to get a positive result away at Les Rouches who haven’t actually been that bad in 2017 and will look to get more than a point this Sunday.
To cap of this round of games, Gent will host Royal Excel Mouscron. If Westerlo win at home the night before, nothing but a win will do for Mouscron otherwise they’re down. Mouscron’s saviour in one way is that Gent did lose to Eupen when they were at their lowest, so nothings impossible, but by defeating Spurs, Gent will feel buoyed.
With lots more twists and turns, anything is possible this weekend!