Royal Antwerp vs Royal Excel Mouscron
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Saturday, 8 August 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Bosuilstadion (Antwerp).
Royal Antwerp was at the fourth position in the campaign when the season finished. They were just one or two points short of reaching the second or third place in the table. The Great Old finished the season in style with a double win in the last two fixtures. The last one being a 0-1 away win against Kortrijk.
Royal Excel Mouscron had picked up 36 points from their 29 league appearances last season. Their spot at the 10th place in the table was not the best seat in the house. ‘Les Hurlus’ will visit after a 1-0 win at home against the rock-bottom Waasland-Beveren in their schedule.
Royal Antwerp vs Royal Excel Mouscron Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of their seven overall wins have been recorded by Mouscron.
- Their previous encounter gave a 3-1 home win for ‘Les Hurlus’.
- Both teams have scored in three of the last five fixtures.
- The host is unbeaten in three of the four meetings at home.
- The visitor previously won here in the 2014 Belgacom League.
Royal Antwerp vs Royal Excel Mouscron Prediction
In their h2h history, the teams have averaged 1.9 goals at this venue. In overall, the average is around 2.6 goals for the recent five h2h clashes. The host has scored 7 of the 13 goals in that period with an average of 1.4 goals.
Considering that the league has only started, and it is the opening match for both sides, the match is likely to start at a slow pace in the middle. So, the tip for under 3.5 goals in full-time will probably be the best bet for the punters.
With their scoring average in the h2h meetings and their overall form in the league, Antwerp will probably slot in over 1.5 goals in the encounter. Since ‘Les Hurlus’ has troubles on the road, it seems the most probable result for the home team.
Royal Antwerp vs Royal Excel Mouscron Betting tips
Under 3.5 goals in full-time @ 1.44 (4/9).
Royal Antwerp to score over 1.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).