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Round 17
Home team - Away team
1
×
2
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Weather conditions
Score
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Under
Over
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Home team - Away team
No
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Home team - Away team
Probability in%
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Round 15
Home team - Away team
1
×
2
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Correct score
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Odds
Weather conditions
Score
30
27
43
2
1 - 2
2.52
2.33
broken clouds
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
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Odds
Score
53.99
46.01
Under
2.52
1.07
Home team - Away team
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Probability in%
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Score
57%
Home
+1
1 - 2
2.52
1.13
Round 17
Home team - Away team
1
×
2
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Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Weather conditions
Score
57
21
22
1
2 - 1
3.52
1.75
overcast clouds
Postponed
42
23
35
1
2 - 1
3.26
2.38
light rain
2 - 0
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
Betimate
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
31.77
68.23
Over
3.52
1.36
Postponed
36.87
63.13
Over
3.26
1.26
2 - 0
Home team - Away team
No
Yes
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Correct score
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Odds
Score
35
65
Yes
2 - 1
3.52
2.29
Postponed
36
64
Yes
2 - 1
3.26
2.28
2 - 0
Home team - Away team
Probability in%
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
57%
Home
0
2 - 1
3.52
1.14
Postponed
58%
Away
0
2 - 1
3.26
1.16
2 - 0

Belgian First Division B in a nutshell

The second-highest football competition in Belgium is down to an end with two remaining matchdays ahead. Let’s grasp some basic understanding about the Belgian First Division B and keep yourself updated with the latest standings of its participants. Do you want to try your luck on your next bet? Let's refer to our Belgian First Division B Predictions on our website.

What is the Belgian First Division B?

The Belgian Division B, also known as Proximus League, is the second tier in the Belgian football pyramid, after the Belgian First Division A. It is a new competition that has just existed for five years since its inception in 2016. The Belgian First Division B is also governed by the Royal Belgian Football Association

Belgian First Division B logo

Belgian First Division B logo

The origin of the Belgian First Division B

The Belgian First Division B was established in 2016 to replace the Belgian Second Division, which was founded by the Royal Belgian Football Association in 1909. 

How does the Belgian First Division B work?

Despite the short existing time, the Belgian First Division B’s format has been divided into two phases: from its beginning to 2020, and from 2020 to the present.

Prior to 2020

There were only eight teams participating in the tournament, which was separated into two small competitions, commonly known as the opening and closing tournaments. Each of eight teams will compete with the other twice, as the regular double round-robin format. The winning teams of two competitions will face each other in a two-legged tie to determine the final winner for the Belgian First Division B title.

The winner was then promoted to the higher division: the Belgian First Division A. Meanwhile, the top three teams (except for the eventual champion) met the seventh to 15th-ranked teams from the Belgian First Division A in a playoff series. They competed against each other to qualify for the UEFA Europa League. The rest four teams participated in relegation playoffs to find out the worst team that would be relegated to the Belgian First Amateur Division.

In the 2019 season, instead of dividing the remaining seven teams (without the top winner) into three teams (for Europa League playoff) and four teams (for relegation playoff), the top six teams (including the champion) took part in the Europa League playoff matches while the bottom two teams joined the relegation counterparts.

From 2020

Since the 2020 season, there are no separated opening and closing competitions in the Belgian First Division B. All eight teams participated in a double round-robin tournament, in which each team played every other in four matches.

The team that ended up with the highest point would be the triumph and promoted to the higher league while the bottom team was sent to the Belgian First Amateur Division. The second-ranked team played a two-legged promotion playoff with the team that finished the Belgian First Division A at the 15th position.

Winning records statistics

Titles by club

Season

2016–17

2017–18

2018–19

2019–20

Opening tournament winner

Roeselare

Beerschot Wilrijk

Mechelen

OH Leuven

Closing tournament winner

Antwerp

Cercle Brugge

Beerschot Wilrijk

Beerschot

Promotion play-off winner

Antwerp

Cercle Brugge

Mechelen

Beerschot*

Europa League play-offs qualifiers

Lierse, Roeselare and Union SG

Beerschot Wilrijk, OH Leuven and Lierse

Beerschot Wilrijk, Union SG and Westerlo

not held

Relegated

Lommel United

none

Tubize

Roeselare and Virton

There are some notable events that happened during the Belgian First Division B. Accordingly, in the 2019-20 season, although Beerschot was the winner of the promotion play-off match, both they and their opponent OH Leuven were promoted to the First Division A as it was expanded to 18 teams this season.

The playoffs qualification for Europa League in the 2019-20 season was not held due to the Coronavirus pandemic and both Roeselare and Virton were sent to the lower division because they were refused a professional football license in this period of time. The reason was they couldn’t ensure the financial issue for their teams and therefore could not resolve the financial solvency.  

2021 Belgian First Division B table

 

Pos

Team

Pld

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

1

Westerlo

15

10

4

1

30

14

16

34

2

Waasland-Beveren

16

7

3

6

29

24

5

24

3

RWDM47

15

6

5

4

24

23

1

23

4

Deinze

16

4

9

3

27

25

2

21

5

Excel Mouscron

16

5

4

7

22

28

−6

19

6

Lierse Kempenzonen

16

4

6

6

29

31

−2

18

7

Lommel

16

4

4

8

24

26

−2

16

8

Virton

16

3

5

8

16

30

−14

14

(updated on 19 December 2021)

Union Saint-Gilloise- the current top team in 2021 Belgian First Division B.

Union Saint-Gilloise FC

Reference sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgian_First_Division_B

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgian_Second_Division