With this the penultimate weekend of regular league fixtures, all 16 teams kick off at 7pm GMT in some pretty great matches in all honesty. Whether I wanna start alphabetically, by league position, or what I feel is the most important, which in my opinion is Mouscron vs Standard Liege.
The focus will firmly be on Mouscron as they need a win to at least give them any hope of survival. If some how Westerlo pull something out away at Zulte Waregem then no matter what Mouscron do will mean nothing, but Standard Liege are basically in limbo, ninth in the table, 20 points off top and 20 points from the bottom. Can’t get anymore central.
But back to Westerlo, they managed to win at the Regenboogstadion two seasons ago, but Zulte are different now and will be looking to bounce back from their embarrassing defeat last week against Club Brugge.
This week could be tough for Brugge, well at least Genk will hope so as Brugge travel east. Genk, like Zulte will look to also bounce back, but more from a credible defeat away at another title contender in Anderlecht who have been fantastic recently.
Genk are undefeated at home in the league since early December and haven’t lost at home against Club Brugge since 2014, so the omens are looking good.
Anderlecht travel to Mechelen hoping to keep pace with Brugge in an equally tough game. Anderlecht seem confident too going by Bram Nuytinck’s press conference yesterday saying it’s the best atmosphere in the team since he joined, which is fair, and that Teodorzcyk is the best striker in the league, which is also fair on goals. But without Tielemans, he and the fans will hope Mechelen’s form doesn’t continue.
There are some one sided matches in terms of position tonight as Oostende and Charleroi both host Lokeren and Kortrijk respectively. We all know that means nothing, but with both home sides in the championship play off positions welcoming 2 teams with Jekyll and Hyde form, two home wins look most likely.
The last two matches in focus are Gent, still buoyed by beating Tottenham going by social media, travelling to a resurgent Beveren who have been pretty brilliant recently, winning their last two but not winning at home since just before Christmas.
The other match in question left to briefly discuss is probably the most evenly contested, but with form it is one sided where Eupen make the trip to St Truiden. I guess what St Truiden can do is finally beat the visitors, as they never have done, losing 3 and there’s an aggregate of 16-7 in their meetings. Hopefully a trend will be bucked this evening.
Til next time