Soccer / Football : Belgium : First Division 2016/2017
|8||AA Gent||32||8||9-5-7 (21)|
|12||St. Truid.||20||-8||5-5-11 (21)|
|27.12||Genk - AA Gent||2 : 0|
|27.12||St. Truid. - Standard||2 : 2|
|26.12||Brugge - Mouscron||2 : 1|
|26.12||Lokeren - Beveren||0 : 0|
|26.12||Charleroi - Anderlec.||0 : 2|
|26.12||Westerlo - Kortrijk||4 : 1|
|26.12||Oostende - Eupen||1 : 3|
|26.12||Waregem - Mechelen||0 : 0|
Belgian First Division stats
|home wins||51 %|
|away wins||22 %|
League format : Soccer / Football : Belgium : First Division 2016/2017
Belgian First Division also known as Jupiler Pro League is the most important football competition in Belgium. Each First Division team plays against 15 league opponents twice, making a total of 30 matches per season. The top 6 teams from the regular season enter the playoffs 1, with each team playing their opponents twice. Each team starts with half of the points.
Teams ranked 7 to 14 enter the playoffs 2, with teams ranked 7th, 9th, 12th and 14th entering the group A and teams ranked 8th, 10th, 11th and 13th entering the group B. The winner of each group plays the final game in two legs, to determine the winner of the playoffs 2. The winner then plays a home and away game against either the 4th or 5th-placed team from the playoffs 1 for the final Europa League place, depending on the fact if the cup winner ended in the top four of the playoff 1.
The last team will be relegated immediately, while the 15th placed team will not play in any playoff and will remain in the First Division.