Anderlecht vs KV Mechelen
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Friday, 9 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium (Anderlecht).
Mechelen is the new entrant to this league, and contrary to popular expectations, they are on a 100% winning run so far. Just the last day, they delivered a crushing loss upon one of the main players of the Jupiler League, Genk, with a 3-1 scorecard.
They hope to keep the streak ongoing. The team might get a reality check this weekend though, considering the stature of their opponents.
Not only is the former second-division squad bridled down with the away handicap, but they are supposed to take on Anderlecht.
The hosts will be even more riled up, and focussed for a win, considering they are winless so far in the competition.
Anderlecht vs KV Mechelen Head-to-head (h2h)
- Nine of the last twelve wins went to Anderlecht.
- Eight of the last nine clashes had goals from both teams.
- Mechelen is winless at this venue so far.
- Anderlecht had a ten-game winning streak in the league in home encounters.
Anderlecht vs KV Mechelen Prediction
The hosts are going through one of their hardest phases right now. The team is winless this season in the league, and cannot afford one more addition to that list.
If they are to shake off their complacency and get back to their unbeaten ways, this fixture would be the perfect opportunity for it. They have the home advantage and is taking on a relatively inexperienced Mechelen, who’s just been promoted from the lower division.
Moreover, at this venue, the hosts possess an unbeaten record against this opponent, and also had recorded nine of the last twelve h2h wins.
As such, expect the home team to come out on top this Friday. But taking into account their bad form at present, and the fact that they are struggling defensively, backing the BTTS option should bring good returns.
Anderlecht vs KV Mechelen Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Anderlecht @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).