Knoert - could you make a "promotion/relegation playoffs" thread? Cause I have no idea what's going on in that department but I'd love to know.
So, especially for Slag
, the Jupiler League ended yesterday, FC Oss relegated, but who gets the chances to go up?
An overview, teams qualified for the playoffs are...
From the Eredivisie
- Eredivisie nr. 16 (Sparta probably)
- Eredivisie nr. 17 (Willem II probably)
From the Jupiler League
Four period winners + four best qualified teams in the final ranking, which are, qualified in this order...
1. SC Cambuur
3. FC Zwolle
4. Go Ahead Eagles
6. FC Den Bosch
7. Helmond Sport
8. FC Eindhoven
First the four lowest placed teams will face eachother in a knockout playoff over two matches, home and away. The schedule is already known.
Monday april 26th, 20.00h:
A - FC Eindhoven - AGOVV
B - Helmond Sport - FC Den Bosch
Thursday april 29th, 20.00h:
B - FC Den Bosch - Helmond Sport
Saturday may 1st, 19.30h:
A - AGOVV - FC Eindhoven
The two winners of the first round are joined by all the other participating teams now, the schedule is like this.
Thursday may 6th, 20.00h (a game with an Eredivisie participant kick off at 21.15, if live on TV)
C - winner A - Eredivisie 17
D - Go Ahead Eagles - SC Cambuur
E - FC Zwolle - Excelsior
F - winner B - Eredivisie 16
Sunday may 9th, 14.30 (a game with an Eredivisie participant kick off at 16.30, if live on TV)
C - Eredivisie 17 - winner A
D - SC Cambuur - Go Ahead Eagles
E - Excelsior - FC Zwolle
F - Eredivisie 16 - winner B
Third and final round
Four clubs are left, two of these will promote to or stay in Eredivisie next season.
When two JL clubs face eachother, the highest ranked will first play away, when an Eredivisie club meets a JL club the Eredivisie club will first play away.
Thursday may 13th, 14.30 (a game kicks off at 16.30, if live on TV)
G - winner C - winner D
H - winner E - winner F
Sunday may 16th, 14.30 (a game kicks off at 16.30, if live on TV)
G - winner D - winner C
H - winner F - winner E
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Actually this means Willem II will face Cambuur or Go Ahead in the last round while Sparta has to cope with Excelsior or Zwolle, if there are no huge sensations... both Willem II and Sparta are in a horrible form right now and Cambuur showed last season they can get very far (remember their battle against Roda), although Cambuur lacks quality in my opinion while also the other JL sides aren't that strong, anyway it's going to be exciting, looking forward to it.
The biggest change with last season, there are no third decisive matches anymore when teams draw, these are playoff played like European rules, so away goals count double if teams draw twice, if they're still equal extra time will be played, if they're still equal penalties have to be decided.