Leuven vs Mechelen Prediction & Match Preview

Leuven vs KV Mechelen Prediction and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Oud-Heverlee Leuven vs KV Mechelen
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Saturday, 15 January 2022
Kick-off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Den Dreef.

OH Leuven has won 2 back to back games after a hat-trick run of losses in the league.
With 7 points higher, KV Mechelen stands in the zone for promotion to Conference League group with winning and losing games consecutively. The hosts are set to welcome the guests at Den Dreef this Saturday hoping to extend their winning streak to three.

Leuven vs Mechelen Head-to-head (h2h)

  • KV Mechelen won 2 out of the past 3 h2hs while one game ended in a draw.
  • Those meetings saw 9 goals in total, averaging out to 3 goals per game.
  • In 2020, Leuven won a Club friendly against this foe by 3-0.
  • They last met on September where KV Mechelen won by 2 goals to nil.

Leuven vs Mechelen Prediction

Oud-Heverlee Leuven is at the 10th spot on the standing with 26 points from 21 games. They won 6 times in the league while drawing on 8 and losing on 7 other occasions. They have scored 29 in total while conceding a sum of 34 which shows that they lack defensive tactics in the competition.

Over their past six clashes, OHL have seen 12 goals go past them while only netting in only 8 for themselves. They recently won against Charleroi closing last year with a 3-0 victory. On their opening match of the year, they lost at a Club friendly against Heidenheim by 1-3.

On the other hand, KV Mechelen resides at the 6th position on the table with 33 points. Of the 21 matches played, they won on 10 games while drawing thrice and losing on 8 other occasions. Their total goals to conceding ratio stands the same at 37:37 so far in the league.

De Kakkers have clearly some issues at the back and have been scored against on 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 12 goals overall. They lost to Wehen by 1-4 in a Club friendly while winning the last league fixture against Seraing by 2-0.

Coming into this match, the hosts have not beaten the visitors in their last 3 league games. Also, KV Mechelen have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.

We however expect a home win as the visitors are terrible at away fixtures while the home team are unbeaten in 63 % of the home games played so far this season.

Leuven vs Mechelen Betting tips

  • Oh Leuven to win @ 2.37 odds.
  • Both teams to score in first half @ 3.57 odds.