Pro League Play-Offs kickoff

30.04.2021

Now that the regular season for the Belgian Pro League is finished, it’s time to look forward to the Play-Offs. The eight best teams in the Belgian competition this season prepare to fight for the tickets for European football. Places 1 through 4 compete for Champions League participation, while places 4 through 8 can battle for the lower European football tickets.

As sponsor of RAFC and KV Mechelen, Golden Palace still has 2 teams in either bracket. Navigating the renamed Champions Play-Off and Europe Play-Off, the participating teams, and their ambitions, hurdles, and chances takes research, and today, we will help you get started. Is your favourite team still in the running? Cheer them on with a smart bet and win some money here!

Champions Play-Off

The Champions Play-Off consists of leader and poised 2021 champion Club Bruges, followed by Golden Palace-sponsored RAFC. In third and fourth position, respectively, we find a rejuvenated RSC Anderlecht and the Limburg stronghold KRC Genk. Though Bruges has a fair lead, it shouldn’t organise its party just yet: we have faith in a strong finish for RAFC!

Each of the Champions Play-Off teams will play 3 home and 3 away games. Whichever team is ranked first when all is said and done is not just the 2021 champion, but will also go straight to the Champions League. The number 2 will have to fight for the biggest European stage in the third qualifying round. Whoever ends up in third place can prepare for the Conference League qualifiers.

Schedule:

  • RAFC – KRC Genk (April 30, 8.45 p.m.)
  • Club Bruges – RSC Anderlecht (May 2, 6.30 p.m.)
  • KRC Genk – Club Bruges (May 7, 8.45 p.m.)
  • Anderlecht – RAFC (May 9, 6.30 p.m.)
  • KRC Genk – RSC Anderlecht (May 12, 8.45 p.m.)
  • RAFC – Club Bruges (May 13, 6.30 p.m.)
  • RSC Anderlecht – KRC Genk (May 15, 8.45 p.m.)
  • Club Bruges – RAFC (May 16, 6.30 p.m.)
  • KRC Genk – RAFC (May 20, 6.30 p.m.)
  • RSC Anderlecht – Club Bruges (9 p.m.)
  • RAFC – RSC Anderlecht (May 23, 6.30 p.m.)
  • Club Bruges – KRC Genk (May 23, 6.30 p.m.)

Match in the spotlight: RAFC – KRC Genk:

The first task for The Great Old in the continuation of the Pro League, is a home game against KRC Genk. Chance would have it that this is the exact matchup of the last regular matchday just a few weeks back. Back then, RAFC won on a 3-2 scoreline. Can our sponsored team do even better here?

RAFC to hit the ground running: go for ‘Half-time/Full time: RAFC/RAFC’ @4.20!

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Europe Play-Off

In the Europe Play-Off, we have season revelation KV Ostend, who nabbed the fifth place in the regular season. The coastal team has the company of the fiery Standard Liège, KAA Gent hoping to make the most of a floundering season, and our very own Malinwa, KV Mechelen. After halving the regular season points, everyone is within 3 points of each other here…

The stakes are high here too. Whichever teams grabs a hold of the first place after 3 home and 3 away games, would technically have one more game against the number 4 of the Champions Play-Off. However, because KRC Genk qualifies for the Europa League after having won the Belgian Cup against Standard Liège, the top spot here goes straight through to the Conference League.

Schedule:

  • KV Ostend – Standard Liège (May 1, 8.45 p.m.)
  • KAA Gent – KV Mechelen (May 2, 4 p.m.)
  • Standard Liège – KAA Gent (May 8, 6.30 p.m.)
  • KV Mechelen – KV Ostend (May 9, 4 p.m.)
  • KAA Gent – KV Ostend (May 13, 1.30 p.m.)
  • Standard Liège – KV Mechelen (May 13, 4 p.m.)
  • KV Ostend – KAA Gent (May 16, 1.30 p.m.)
  • KV Mechelen – Standard Liège (May 16, 4 p.m.)
  • KV Ostend – KV Mechelen (May 19, 6.30 p.m.)
  • KAA Gent – Standard Liège (May 19, 9 p.m.)
  • KV Mechelen – KAA Gent (May 22, 8 p.m.)
  • Standard Liège – KV Ostend (May 22, 8 p.m.)

Match in the spotlight: KAA Gent – KV Mechelen:

KAA Gent found its second breath just in time, it would seem. After a disappointing season, the Buffalos managed to get a hold of Europe Play-Off participation, if just barely. KV Mechelen, too, safely secured its place in the top 8. In the regular season, this encounter ended in a narrow 1-0 win for KAA Gent…

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