Mechelen vs Eupen Prediction & Match Preview

Mechelen vs Eupen Prediction and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Mechelen vs Eupen
Belgium First Division A,
Date: Saturday, 7 August 2021
Kick-off 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne.

Mechelen host Eupen in the third round of the Belgian First Division A on Saturday afternoon at AFAS-stadion.

Mechelen will be looking to preserve a perfect home record at the start of the new First Division A campaign as they host Eupen in the third round of the competition.

Striker Ferdy Druijf inspired them to a 3-2 victory over Antwerp on the opening day in their own backyard by bagging a brace two weeks ago.

Nevertheless, Druijf & company failed to deliver in their first game on the road, falling 1-0 away at newly-promoted RFC Seraing seven days ago.

Maintaining a perfect home record will, however, be anything but an easy task for Wouter Vrancken and his troops if we know that their rivals are yet to lose a match in the 2021/22 season.

Eupen held both Club Brugge and Anderlecht to draws in their two opening fixtures, announcing a potential battle for the European spots this season.

Eupen limited Anderlecht to just four shots on target and two corners last weekend. They also shipped the late equalizer in the stoppage time of the clash against champions Club Brugge in the first round, and they could be a tough nut to crack for this Mechelen team on Saturday.

Mechelen vs Eupen Head-to-head

  • Mechelen can rely on tradition here as they have been the dominant force in a short history of this matchup.
  • The hosts won 9, drew 2, and lost only 3 of 14 encounters with Eupen.
  • Mechelen took four points from two games against Eupen in the previous term of the First Division A. They won the home fixture 3-0 in January this year.

Mechelen vs Eupen Prediction

The bookmakers consider the hosts pretty big favorites here which does come as a surprise for us given Eupen’s solid form at the beginning of the season. The visitors look pretty tough to break down under the new manager Stefan Kramer and we can find the value in backing them not to lose here at the odds of 2.10.

Mechelen failed to find the back of the net against RFC Seraing last time out. We do not expect the visitors to score loads here either which makes the Under 2.5 goals FT a nice betting option at the odds of 2.20.

Mechelen vs Eupen Betting Tips

  • Eupen to Win or Draw @ 2.10 odd
  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.20 odd.