The points have been halved, this weekend the battle for the championship really starts. Our commentator Filip Joos looks ahead to the play-offs with 5 positions.
“Union owes it to itself to play champion”
Nothing is necessary, everything is possible and that makes Union very dangerous.
Philip Joos: “Don’t need anything? I don’t believe in that. Well in “Everything is possible”† But Union owes it to itself to play champion – like any team that is in first place after 34 days of play.”
“It is clear that they are dangerous. They have performed the best of all teams and played football in top duels.”
“With 10 out of 18 they will be close. And that is not an impossible task.”
Philip Joos: “Union has performed best of all teams and played football in top duels.”
“Club Brugge will have to deal with Anderlecht”
Club Brugge is again the biggest title contender.
“Together with Union, because of the 3-point lead of the boys from Mazzu”replies Filip Joos.
“Club Brugge will have to deal with Anderlecht, which has not yet been possible this season. 2 out of 6 against the eternal rival may well be too little to keep those other inhabitants of Brussels from the title.”
“But the level of Club has improved in recent months. Although the play-offs remain a major litmus test.”
Hans Vanaken and Lior Refaelov will see each other twice in the coming weeks.
“Union is not a nice outing for Anderlecht to start”
Anderlecht will have to recover from the cup defeat.
Filip Joos agrees: “I think so. Not only because of the defeat, but also because of the way it came about. Anderlecht did not give in.”
“And Union is not a nice outing to start the play-offs.”
“I think the boss Priske has already done it”
The play-offs will be the big exam for Antwerp coach Brian Priske.
Philip Joos:”I think his boss already busted him. While a place in the top four is in itself a great result for Antwerp.”
“It is clear that this was not achieved with sparkling football.”
Antwerp coach Brian Priske and star Radja Nainggolan.
“Ghent has already taken its prize”
After the cup win, Hein Vanhaezebrouck will have to put Ghent on edge again for the Europe play-offs.
Philip Joos: “Hein Vanhaezebrouck doesn’t have to do anything. After being eliminated from the Champions play-offs, he has already taken the highest possible prize.”
“That’s why Ghent will still play great games”concludes our commentator.