According to Sporza - and to the common sense - these five are the main favourites: Mathieu van der Poel is THE favourite, together with Wout van Aert. They won almost all this season so it's an easy bet. Their main contenders have been Lars van der Haar and Kevin Pauwels.
Then there is Sven Nys, because in a cross race you can't exclude Sven Nys and that's all. Nys had some glorious days and some inconsistent ones: his racing in Zolder is unpredictable.
Outsiders? I'd say Laurens Sweeck.
The route is the same as in the Zolder World Cup, so fast but harder than in the previous years. Lars van der Haar and Kevin Pauwels were on the podium in December so also a fast rider can win it. The weather can change the race completely.