I’ve said for weeks Genk have sewn up this play off group. Unstoppable either easing their way to victory or digging out results. But with the draw against Eupen on Wednesday, the group hasn’t exactly bunched up, but it could get tighter if the teams below begin to show up against Genk.
And that team is Kortrijk today. They emerged as the closest competition to Genk, overtaking Eupen into second out of nowhere. Fighting til the end in their recent matches has helped them gain 4 points against the aforementioned Eupen and then Roeselare during the week. I’m sure the hosts will take the points, especially at home scoring 10 and conceding just 2, they are just formidable at the Luminus Arena!
After bringing up Eupen, they travel to the Daknamstadion hopeful they can finally grab another win instead of a point. Undefeated in this group still, they are brilliant at picking up point, and I meant point as in singular. They’ve managed to gain 2 points and drop 4 so far. The main positive is that when they draw, they do it in style! Improving Lokeren have been progressing well recently. Starting against Eupen they managed to kick start their group stage by losing, then winning, then losing and finally drawing against today’s opponents. Then they finally won the week after before an incredible last minute draw against Mouscron, winning through an own goal before that own goal scorer Peyre equalised himself. I wouldn’t be surprised if goals were on the agenda today, but Eupen really need more than a point, and a lot of luck in Genk too.
On Sunday sees the wooden spoon match in this group between Mouscron and Roeselare. Pretty sure the only ones watching this match will be those arriving in Mouscron Sunday night, and that won’t be many! I’m sure the net will be found, and more than once, but in terms of quality, I’m not sure how much will be shown. Eight goals were shared last time these 2 met. I’d love another topsy turvy goalfest but I feel that’ll be unlucky tomorrow night!