I wrote a post about the end of the Dutch Jupiler League on the last day of the previous month. Fortuna Sittard led the league at that moment in time with 1 point more than both NEC Nijmegen and Jong Ajax. Now, three weeks later, things turned around a little bit but the tension is still at a maximum. In this post I discuss the thrilling finale of the Dutch Jupiler League.
Jupiler League title race
#1 Jong Ajax (76 points, goal difference +34)
The second team of Ajax Amsterdam was third at the end of March. After winning five consecutive matches, they took over the first place. They have one last match to play at home against MVV Maastricht (number 9 of the table). It would be an amazing experience for the youngster to win there first title in professional football.
#2 Fortuna Sittard (75 points, goal difference +39)
Lost one place in the remaining few weeks, but they stay above NEC Nijmegen. They would love to win the Jupiler League, but it’s even more important that they finish above NEC. Jong Ajax can’t play in the Eredivisie, so the number two will promote to the first tier if Jong Ajax wins the title. Fortuna Sittard got relegated from the Eredivisie in 2002 so it would be an amazing achievement if they can go back again. Fortuna plays their last match against Jong PSV (Number 5 of the table).
#3 NEC Nijmegen (73 points, goal difference +36)
NEC is in the worst position of these three teams. Although they got the chance to do-over the match against Jong Ajax, they lost it twice. Now they need to win their own match and hope the other teams lose. NEC plays an away match against Dordrecht (number 13 of the table).
It’s going to be a hell of last round next Saturday. All matches start at the same time, so I will put on the switch channel and enjoy two hours of exciting title football.