KV Mechelen vs Sporting Charleroi
Belgium Jupiler Pro League
Date: Friday, 6 Friday 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne (Mechelen, Malines).
Friday’s Belgian Pro League matchup KV Mechelen against Sporting Charleroi, both teams searching for some momentum and consistency in the 2020/21 campaign.
Mechelen are without a win in three, however they will be happy to have drawn Club Brugge 2-2 away from form last week. Again, their overall form is poor having won just 2 of the 10 games this season, drew 2 and lost 6. It is not a surprise to see them at 15th in the 18 team table.
Charleroi are currently on top of the log, but only 1 point separate them from Standard Liege and the surprise package and newly promoted side of the season Beerschot.
Last week saw the team managed by Karim Belhocine bagging a convincing 3-0 win against Cercle Brugge and put an end to their 3-match winless streak, having lost back-to-back to Genk and Liege after being held by Muscorn to a stalemate.
Mechelen vs Charleroi Head-to-head
Sporting are unbeaten in the last 4 meetings with Mechelen with 2 wins and 2 draws.
Also, they lost just 1 of the last 11 h2h games, 7 wins, 3 draws.
Both teams scored in their last three h2h meetings.
The corresponding fixture of last season was a thrilling 2-2 draw.
Mechelen vs Charleroi Prediction
Despite the stark contrast in form, bookies are expecting a tight contest and Charleroi are priced at 2.30 odds to win at AFAS Stadium.
In my opinion, they are overpriced since Mechelen won just 1 of their 5 home games this season and lost 3.
Charleroi played well in the defeats to Genk and Liege and they just bagged a big reward against Cercle Brugge. So, Friday is a good opportunity for punters to back a strong team on long odds.
Goals can be expected in this match as well, since Charleroi have an average 1.8 goals per game this season, while Mechelen in spite of their poor form net at an average of 1.2. So btts and over 2.5 goals separately or in combination gives us alternate options.
Mechelen vs Charleroi Betting Tips
Charleroi to win @ 2.30 odd
Both teams to Score & Over 2.5 goals @ 1.95 odd.