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Free football predictions and tips for Belgium First Division B

Home team - Away team
1
×
2
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Weather conditions
Score
41
24
35
1
2 - 1
3.05
2.44
2 - 1
37
28
35
1
1 - 0
2.31
2.7
2 - 2
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
Betimate
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
41.27
58.73
Over
3.05
1.17
2 - 1
59.51
40.49
Under
2.31
1.19
2 - 2
Home team - Away team
No
Yes
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
39
61
Yes
2 - 1
3.05
2.21
2 - 1
53
47
No
1 - 0
2.31
2.06
2 - 2
Home team - Away team
Probability in%
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
59%
Away
0
2 - 1
3.05
1.18
2 - 1
63%
Away
0
1 - 0
2.31
1.26
2 - 2
Home team - Away team
1
×
2
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Weather conditions
Score
30
22
48
2
1 - 2
3.46
2.08
2 - 1
68
18
14
1
2 - 1
3.46
1.47
1 - 2
28
33
39
2
0 - 1
1.87
2.56
light rain
2 - 6
29
28
43
2
0 - 1
2.32
2.33
light snow
2 - 3
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
Betimate
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
32.89
67.11
Over
3.46
1.34
2 - 1
32.87
67.13
Over
3.46
1.34
1 - 2
71.33
28.67
Under
1.87
1.42
2 - 6
59.11
40.89
Under
2.32
1.18
2 - 3
Home team - Away team
No
Yes
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
42
58
Yes
2 - 1
3.46
2.16
1 - 2
54
46
No
0 - 1
2.32
2.07
2 - 3
Home team - Away team
Probability in%
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
51%
Home
+1
1 - 2
3.46
1.02
2 - 1
54%
Away
+1
2 - 1
3.46
1.07
1 - 2
60%
Home
+1
0 - 1
1.87
1.2
2 - 6
57%
Home
+1
0 - 1
2.32
1.13
2 - 3

Belgian First Division B in a nutshell

The second-highest football competition in Belgium is down to an end. Let’s grasp some basic understanding of 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 six 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 the eight teams will compete with the other twice in a 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 which was 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 separate 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 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

Season

Opening tournament winner

Closing tournament winner

Promotion play-off winner

Europa League play-offs qualifiers

Relegated

2016–17

Roeselare

Antwerp

Antwerp

Lierse, Roeselare and Union SG

Lommel United

2017–18

Beerschot Wilrijk

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

Beerschot Wilrijk, OH Leuven and Lierse

none

2018–19

Mechelen

Beerschot Wilrijk

Mechelen

Beerschot Wilrijk, Union SG and Westerlo

Tubize

2019–20

OH Leuven

Beerschot

Beerschot

not held

Roeselare and Virton

Season

Champion

Promotion play-off qualifier

Relegated

2020–21

Union SG

Seraing

none

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.  

2021-22 Belgian First Division B table

Pos

Team

Pld

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

Qualification

1

Westerlo

25

16

4

5

43

23

20

52

Promotion to the 2022–23 Belgian First Division A

2

RWDM47

25

13

6

6

38

28

10

45

Qualification to Promotion play-off

3

Waasland-Beveren

25

11

5

9

44

36

8

38

 

4

Deinze

25

8

12

5

42

35

7

36

5

Excel Mouscron

25

8

6

11

29

35

−6

30

6

Lierse Kempenzonen

25

7

8

10

34

40

−6

29

7

Lommel

25

6

8

11

33

37

−4

26

8

Virton

25

4

5

16

19

48

−29

17

Relegation to the 2022–23 Belgian National Division 1

(updated on 1st April 2022)

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