Cercle Brugge vs KV Mechelen
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Jan Breydel Stadion (Brugge).
Cercle Brugge can slump no further down the table as they have hit rock bottom with just eleven measly points. And now, with KV Mechelen sporting the second-best away statistics on the ladder, it goes without saying that the hosts have their work cut out for them in this one too.
Cercle Brugge vs KV Mechelen Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous meeting saw KV Mechelen come out on top with a 3-1 scoreline.
- Two of their past five fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in five of their last eight encounters.
- Only one of their previous ten clashes have ended as a tie.
- KV Mechelen have registered the win in six of their past ten games. (W-6, D-1, L-3)
Cercle Brugge vs KV Mechelen Prediction
Cercle Brugge painstakingly admitted a four consecutive defeat last week after Eupen edged past them on the road with a narrow 1-0 scoreline. The hosts though, looked almost certain to salvage a point in that latter clash after the referee awarded them a penalty in the closing stages of regulation time.
However, Kevin Hoggas failed to find the back of the net from twelve yards out, forcing the home team to return empty-handed. It is also worth mentioning that Cercle Brugge have not had a taste of success in the top flight since their flash in the pan win over Zulte Waregem back in December.
On the other hand, KV Mechelen have been struggling to get things going in their recent clashes as well. The visitors have been recording back to back defeats in their past two encounters, the last of which was at the hands of Gent by a thumping 3-0 scorecard at home.
Be that as it may, the guests have been faring a lot better on the road this season. Impressively, they have stumbled just twice in their past seven outings.
In sharp contrast, the hosts have been at the losing end in three of their previous four games in front of the home crowd. Taking into account that they failed to secure the bragging rights in their previous meeting with this foe here too, Cercle Brugge have little or no chance of causing an upset this week.
Nevertheless, back a double chance, just to be on the safer side.
Furthermore, to be frank, the hosts have not gone down without a fight in their matchups at home. Admirably, they have found the back of the net at least once in each of their last six fixtures here.
Meanwhile, KV Mechelen have conceded seven goals from their past five outings alone. Considering that the reverse fixture of this matchup had also witnessed both teams get their names on the scoresheet together, expect neither side to have a clean sheet intact this Saturday.
Cercle Brugge vs KV Mechelen Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or KV Mechelen @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).