The season is now upon us with OH Leuven starting us off against giants Anderlecht this Friday evening. I have teamed up with fellow Belgian football fan (and expert) Chris Mayer to give some predictions ahead of Round One. You can follow Chris on Twitter @TheBelgWaffle and find his excellent blog here: http://thebelgianwaffle.co.uk. Chris Mayer… Read More Jupiler Pro League – Week One Predictions
In Part One, I took a brief look at each of the top five contenders for the title. In Part Two, I will briefly assess the chances of the chasing pack, some of which are strong contenders for the sixth and final spot in Play-Off 1, some of whom will be happy to avoid a… Read More Jupiler Pro League 2011-12 Season Preview – Part Two
A summer of drama and uncertainty involving Belgium’s five biggest sides should ensure that the upcoming Jupiler Pro League season, which begins tonight, is fascinating and fiendishly impossible to predict. The biggest kid in the playground, namely Anderlecht, is smarting after a deeply disappointing third place last term, during which they also lost the best… Read More Jupiler Pro League 2011-12 Season Preview – Part One
Just a few quick thoughts after last night’s game between Standard Liège and FC Zürich, which ended 1-1. A late header from debutant Nacho Gonzalez cancelled out Admir Mehmedi’s opener and means that les Rouches need either an outright win or a 2-2/3-3 etc in Zürich to progress.
Following on from last night’s dramatic win for Racing Genk against Partizan, Jupiler Pro League runners-up Standard Liège enter the fray tonight at 1915 UK/2015 CET against FC Zürich, who were pipped to the post by FC Basel in Switzerland. Standard coach José Riga has been hit with a major blow this morning. Central defender… Read More Champions League preview: Standard Liège – FC Zürich
This week sees the Jupiler Pro League’s two Champions League representatives mark their entry into Europe’s top competition. Neither Racing Genk or Standard Liège are guaranteed a smooth passage into the group stages. The first of the two previews concerns tonight’s clash between Racing Genk and Partizan, which takes place at the Cristal Arena and… Read More Champions League Preview: Racing Genk v Partizan
Westerlo, who are currently the only Belgian team in European action at this early stage of the football season, were not too best pleased when it was announced that the Supercup between Genk and Standard would take place on the same day as their Europa League second leg clash with TPS Turku. They need not… Read More An underwhelming maiden Supercup win for Racing Genk