Tonight see’s four matches in the Pro League across all three PlayOff groups. I usually space these out into the 3 groups focussing on each of them individually, but seeing as they’re spread across 3 days, with Anderlecht vs Charleroi on Thursday, I thought I’d do it by the evening.
Play Off 1
Gent travel to Zulte Waregem tonight, hoping to try and now cement their place into second. Obviously after tonight there’s still 15 points to play for for those around them, and just 5 points separating 2nd from 6th. I can see the odd bit of squad rotation throughout these matches to either freshen things up in Zulte’s case, give minutes to squad players, or with 3 matches in 6 or 7 days, just giving players a rest with the busy schedule this week.
Play Off 2A
The same applies to this group too in terms of squad rotation, but I find it less likely with this group especially. Three teams at the top who are separated by just a victory, nobody can take a chance. Union Saint Gilloise who have been outstanding will carry on plugging away before their nearest competitors play each other tomorrow. With goals coming from all around the team and Rajsel continuously performing, Lierse could be in trouble if they perform like they did against previously winless Beveren.
Talking of Beveren, they travel to Standard hoping to double their winning tally to 2. In a way, throughout the rut, Zinho has found the net occasionally. If they are as clinical against Standard and feed off of their vulnerability, they could at least avoid defeat. Standard Liege however would love a win for the first time in these play offs. With 18 points to play for starting with tonight, they could with the biggest slice of luck progress, or at least salvage some pride!
Play Off 2B
With the second most useless group in regards to competition, Roeselare will be hoping to grab their first win against unpredictable Kortrijk who’ll decide to win, lose and draw within the same 90 minutes. This could be fascinating if you look beyond the teams involved as Roeselare have been unlucky in my opinion. They haven’t been embarrassed by anyone. Even Genk needed a huge chunk of fortune to beat them, so this may be entertaining!
All I know is all teams have something to play for, whether it be Europe, pride or next season, which is why I’m still interested anyway!