My short answer…NO! Pretty boring I know, but their form has been outstanding. And after their European exploits came to an end yesterday it may end up working out better, saving their legs leading up towards the end of the season. I predicted they’d win the league before the play offs, not that it were difficult, but they are winning it at a canter!
However, we start with the team I said would finish second 3 weeks ago in Gent who host Oostende tonight. Friday night football at the Ghelamco Arena, this could be a fantastic match. Yuya Kubo has just been amazing since joining from Young Boys and if he turns on the style, it could be a bad night for Oostende. The visitors form will have to turn at some point to finish their season on a high after drifting away, gaining just 2 points so far and unfortunately for them, and losing the cup final, although I can’t see past a Gent win.
Next up tomorrow. Charleroi, who have also seemed to drift away, face another team in limbo regarding form, Zulte Waregem. There are 3 teams in this group who seem to just want to be on the beach in my opinion, drifting through the last 10 games. These 2 are included in that trio, not to say Zulte haven’t tried, they just can’t seem to hold onto their leads in any matches they take the lead in. They’ll have to be more resilient really but with the slight lack of firepower from Les Zèbres, I’m sure Waregem may just nick this.
Lastly is the match of the weekend! Anderlecht come home battered and bruised to host Club Brugge, fresh from their turnaround on Monday and having not played for a week before this match. Anderlecht may still be licking their wounds from a tiring 120 minutes against Manchester United so they will be dangerous, along with the fact they’re at home with their own fans. But Brugge have had the luxury of just rest, solely focussing on setting up and hopefully, for their sake, drawing closer to Les Mauves. With Gent also playing 2 days prior, both teams will know what they will need. Of course both want a win, but that’s impossible obviously so any positive in their eyes will help them going into the midweek fixtures!
Fascinating as always with Sunday being the glamour match of the weekend, the top group seems to be split in half, all having their own motives for what will be considered a successful season as the end of May draws another 24 hours closer!