The 9th round of strongest Belgium clubs competition brings us an exciting fight between the real contenders for the Eurocups and the main leader chasers, who currently are in a great shape.
Standard's chances to get bronze got lower significally after four fiascos in a row against Gent 2:3, Anderlecht 1:2, Antwerp 1:2 and Genk 1:3. Nevertheless, The Reds currently occupy the 4th position of the standings with 36 points in their asset and 15:16 goal difference.
Brugge are 3 points below the leader status and they still hold chances to get to that title as they occupy the 2nd standings position with 47 points and 16:7 goal difference. The Blauw-Zwart successively won against Genk 3:2, Gent 1:0 and Anderlecht 1:0 within the last 3 matches, and they also drew Antwerp 0:0 and lost against Genk 1:3 before.
The guests, who are way more handy in game, are considered to be a favorite in this fight, and if they show their best this Thursday, Standard will have to keep on with their crisis of losing unsuccessful series.