UPDATE: Match has been cancelled due to COVID-19 until further notice
After a long season, we are now in the last round of the Jupiler League before the start of the playoff. The scenarios for Brugge and Eupen are quite opposite, but both teams can relax in a certain way.
Starting with the home team, Eupen are placed 13th with 30 points after 29 rounds. They are coming to this last date of the regular season with a total of 8 victories, 6 draws, 15 losses. The numbers are bad, but they achieved a victory and a draw in the last two rounds against bigger rivals, which was good to take distance from the bottom. Playing the relegation playoffs won’t be a surprise for Eupen and they have been preparing themselves for this, as they want to continue in the Belgian first division. Having said this, the team will be focused on this game even when the rival is the overwhelming Brugge.
Talking about the visitors of this game, Brugge is definitively the team of the year, there is no doubt about it. They are leading the table with a 15-points advantage over their closest rival. The full record of Brugge is made of 21 victories, 7 draws and 1 loss – yes, only one – for a total of 70 points achieved in 29 games. Of course, this advantage is not enough to claim the title in the playoffs yet, but if you make the counts, they would have to lose more than half of those 10 games to compromise the championship. As this is unlikely to happen, I’m sure that Brugge will be a bit relaxed for this game, using some reserve players and new tactics for the playoffs.
In the end, I don’t doubt the quality and experience of Brugge to claim 3 more points for an almost perfect regular season. However, Eupen have a bigger need this time and I think that the local team will try to keep Brugge away as long as possible. VIP-IBC is offering good odds for Eupen with a +1.5 AH so I will go for it. If you want to enjoy the best odds and highest limits on the market, you should also register on the best betting software.