Belgian Pro League kicks off this weekend!


For a multitude of reasons, it sure hasn’t been an easy run-up to the 2020-2021 season of the Belgian Pro League. But all that is in the past now, and Belgium’s highest football division can safely start this weekend. Who will hit the ground running in the hunt for the title? Of course, we will be directing our attention to our sponsored teams. RAFC, KV Mechelen and KV Kortrijk: this season is yours!

RAFC – Royal Excel Mouscron (Saturday, August 8, 7 p.m.)

RAFC was on a good run last season, and impressed friend and foe by beating Club Bruges in last weekend’s Belgian Cup final, bringing the Cup home to Antwerp. A lot is expected from RAFC this season, but at the same time, there are some uncertainties, as plenty of players left the selection.

The first fixture for the Great Old is a home game against Royal Excel Mouscron. While the opposition is weaker on paper (as evidenced by the odds: @1.33 for an RAFC win against @9.00 for a Mouscron win), RAFC should be apprehensive not to underestimate their upcoming rival. Can our Reds start with a win?

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KV Mechelen – RSC Anderlecht (Sunday, August 9, 6.15 p.m.)

Like RAFC – and all teams, really – KV Mechelen had wished to finish the previous season on a high note. If they continue on the form they’ve shown over the last season, our yellow-red outfit can become the bane of the token title contenders again. Or who knows – maybe they’ll become a title contender now?

RSC Anderlecht had a disappointing run last season, but if any team can pick itself up and strike back with a vengeance, it’s Anderlecht. The talent is there, so Malinwa has a tough task ahead this weekend. A victory could boost confidence for weeks to come, especially as the scalp could be that of RSCA.

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KV Kortrijk – Waasland Beveren (Sunday August 9, 8.45 p.m.) 

KV Kortrijk may have been stuck in the second column of the Pro League when it was suspended and then summarily wrapped up – it’s still a very ambitious team in the competition. The Kerels will want to show that right away in their very first game, and they have favourable odds to make it so too.

Waasland Beveren, meanwhile, was doomed to relegation until a judge ordered that it should participate in Belgium’s highest football division after all. Now, it joins as the 18th team in a very unusual and quite possibly unpredictable season. This odd turn of events, however, should not phase KV Kortrijk.

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