KV Mechelen vs Cercle Brugge
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Saturday, 22 August 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne (Mechelen).
KV Mechelen’s unbeaten streak in the campaign is something for Wouter Vrancken to look out for prior to the upcoming match. They were close to the top five in the table as they finished last season at the sixth spot.
Their previous encounter was on the road and they defeated Mouscron with a 0-1 scoreline. Their opening match was a draw at home against Anderlecht in a 2-2 encounter.
Cercle Brugge made a mistake in their opening match which cost them all three points. Their 2-1 home win against Antwerp can be seen as a comeback in the league, but the 14th placed team last season will need more than that to defeat the 6th side in the table that season.
With their poor away form, the visitor gave away a clean sheet in the opening loss on the road. So, expect the Cercle players to have a hard time at Mechelen with that form.
KV Mechelen vs Cercle Brugge Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded four of the last five overall wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 3-2 home win for Cercle.
- Both teams have scored in the recent four fixtures.
- The host has been unbeaten at home in the last three clashes.
KV Mechelen vs Cercle Brugge Prediction
Goals have never been scarce when these two meet. And with their recent four h2h meetings averaging at 4.0 goals with both teams in the scoresheet in each, expect a high-scoring affair with a BTTS as a probable tip to go with for the punters.
KV Mechelen enjoys the home ground advantage and in addition to that, the visitor has been experiencing problems on the road. The home win in full-time will thus probably be a suitable bet for punters to yield decent returns from the game.
KV Mechelen vs Cercle Brugge Betting tips
Both teams to score @ 1.57 (4/7).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).
Full-time result: KV Mechelen @ 1.75 (3/4).