KV Mechelen vs Cercle Brugge
Belgian First Division A
Date: 23 December 2022, Friday
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne (Mechelen).
The World Cup break has come at the worst moment for Cercle Bruges who seemed unstoppable in the last couple of months.
Austrian manager Miron Muslic has done miracles with this Cercle Bruges team, taking them from the relegation battle into the top half of the standings thanks to the recent winning streak.
Cercle Bruges won five and drew one of the last six First Division A matches. They have drastically improved the back line of late, allowing just three goals in the last five league outings.
Cercle Bruges are now 9th in the league table and they will be looking to continue the climb and translate this form into the post-World Cup fixtures.
They will travel to AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne to take on bottom-half Mechelen in the first league match after the break.
Mechelen are 13th in the league standings after another inconsistent campaign in the opening 17 matches of the season.
They have won only 5 of these 17 games and they will go into this off the back of a 2-2 draw to Zulte Waregem in their last game on November 5th.
Nevertheless, we have to say that Mechelen have bagged at least two goals in each of the previous three home matches in the First Division A.
Mechelen vs Cercle Brugge Head-to-head
- We saw no goals when these two teams locked horns in August at the beginning of the season.
- Mechelen won 20, drew 12, and lost only 10 of the last 42 home clashes against Cercle Bruges.
- As many as eight of the last ten H2H clashes between these two teams saw the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score option coming in.
Mechelen vs Cercle Brugge Prediction
Mechelen are very much capable of scoring in front of the home fans. They will go into this off of two high-scoring affairs in the league before the World Cup break.
Cercle Bruges won five and drew one of the previous six league matches. We will shoot for the high-scoring stalemate and back the 2-2 as the correct score pick at the odds of 12.00.
Mechelen vs Cercle Brugge Betting Tips
Draw & Over 2.5 goals FT @ 9.50 (17/2)
Correct Score: 2-2 Draw @ 12.00 (11/1) odd.