What are the dates and times of the 2021 Belgian football play-offs? The answer is here !
The Pro League has published its schedule of the next matches on Monday, the schedule of play-offs of the Belgian football championship. The first eight Belgian division 1A teams of the regular season are divided into two pools. The first group, named, "play offs 1", brings together the first four clubs to determine the title of Belgian Champion 2021. The teams classified from fifth to eighth place compete for the way to Europe in a pool called playoffs 2.
In the posters of the "playoffs 1" calendar, the Clasico Club Brugge-RSC Anderlecht will be played on Sunday 2 May. In the opening match, on Friday April 30, 2021, Antwerp moves to Genk. Here is the full schedule of match dates and times:
Playoffs 1 schedule
Day 1 play-offs 1
In the opening match, Friday April 30, 2021 at 8:30 p.m .: Antwerp-Genk
Sunday 2 May 2021 at 6.30 p.m: Bruges-Anderlecht
Day 2 play-offs 1
Friday May 7, 2021 at 8:45 pm: Genk-Bruges
Sunday 9 May 2021 at 6.30 p.m .: Anderlecht-Antwerp
Day 3 play-offs 1
Wednesday May 12, 2021 8:45 p.m .: Genk-Anderlecht
Thursday May 13, 2021 at 8:45 p.m .: Antwerp-Bruges
Day 4 play-offs 1
Saturday May 15, 2021 at 8:45 p.m .: Anderlecht-Genk
Sunday 16 May 2021 at 6.30 p.m: Bruges-Antwerp
Day 5 play-offs 1
Thursday 20 May 2021 at 6.30 p.m: Genk-Antwerp
Thursday 20 May 2021 at 9:00 p.m .: Anderlecht-Bruges
Day 6 play-offs 1
In the closing matches of playoffs 1, the two matches on Sunday 23 May 2021 at 6.30 p.m., Antwerp-Anderlecht, Bruges-Genk
Playoffs schedule 2
Day 1 play-offs 2
In the opening match, from Saturday 1 May 2021 2021 at 8:45 p.m., Ostend-Standard
Sunday May 2, 2021 at 4:00 p.m .: La Gantoise-Malines
Day 2 play-offs 2
Saturday May 8, 2021 at 6.30 p.m .: Standard-La Gantoise
Sunday May 9, 2021 at 4:00 p.m .: Mechelen-Ostend
Day 3 play-offs 2
Thursday May 13, 2021 at 1:30 p.m., La Gantoise-Ostende and Standard Malines at 4:00 p.m.
Day 4 play-offs 2
Sunday May 16, 2021 at 1:30 p.m., Ostende-La Gantoise and Malines-Standard at 4:00 p.m.
Day 5 play-offs 2
Wednesday May 19, 2021 at 6.30 p.m., Ostende-Malines and La Gantoise-Standard at 9 p.m.
Day 6 play-offs 2
In the closing matches of playoffs 2, the two matches on Saturday May 22, 2021 at 9:00 p.m .: Mechelen-La Gantoise, Standard-Ostende
PO 1, a Dominating Club Brugge?
More than just positions in the standings, it is the point difference that clearly plays in favor of Club Brugge (Club Brugge KV), it will start the competition of the Belgian playoffs with a very nice advantage. With 38 points to his credit, after splitting the points won in the classic phase of the championship, the Blauw-zwart have a considerable lead of eight points in the title race over their first competitor, Antwerp FC (30 points). , nine points on the current third in the standings, Anderlecht (29 points) and ten points on the fourth Genk (28 points).
Everything suggests that the people of Bruges are off to winning their 17 titles of Belgian champion, which two titles in a row would do, because if he had to be recalled again, it would be is the defending Club Brugge.
Regular season: Ultra domineering Club Brugge
In the classic phase, the course of the Football Club of Bruges is more like a health course, with its 16 point lead, there is no picture. The statistics are there to prove it, over the 34 days of Belgian Division 1A, 24 wins, 4 draws and 6 defeats. A goal average of more than 47 with 73 goals scored for 26 conceded.
PO 2, a winning Standard?
The POII, unlike the POI, is announced in any case on paper of the tightest between Ostend, the Standard, La Gantoise and Malines. With 27 points to their credit, after dividing the points by two, gained during the regular season of the Belgian D1A championship, the Ostend have a very small lead, only two small points, in the race to Europe, over its first competitor, Standard (25 points), two points over the current third in the standings, La Gantoise (25 points) and three points over the fourth Mechelen (24 points).
In this mini league of round-trip matches, the suspense remains!
Regular season: Le Standard
In the classic phase of the Jupiler Pro League, the course of Standard de Liège remains average, with its 6th place in the standings and its 50 points. At the level of its 2020-2021 season all competition combined, the reds, with their place in Belgian Cup final, match between Standard and Genk, which will be played on Sunday 25 April 2021, The people of Liège have two possibilities to player Europe. The name of the winner and his position in the standings could have an impact on the distribution of European tickets.
PO 3, Seraing back to D1?
Two other Belgian clubs are still engaged this season in play offs 3: Waasland-Beveren, 17th in division 1A, and RFC Seraing, 2nd in the proximus league 2020-2021 who will play a play-off for the rise in Jupiler Pro League season 2021-2022.
PO European tickets
The winner of these playoffs 1 will be crowned Belgian champion and will win his ticket for the group stage of the famous Champions League. The second in the standings will play the third qualifying round of the 2021-2022 Champions League, the third will play the last qualifying round of the new football competition, the UEFA Europa Conference League and the fourth of the POIs will meet the winner of the POII for get a ticket for the last qualifying round of this Conference League 2021-2022.