KV Mechelen vs Genk
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Saturday, 3 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne (Mechelen).
Mechelen is the new addition to the competition, and it seems a bit cruel that right away they are pitted against the reigning champions. But it could be a blessing in disguise though. Mechelen is in no shortage of confidence after the whirlwind of a season they had in the lower division, which saw them grab a ticket to the top. And, their season-opener saw them begin with a win.
If, just if they are able to put on a satisfactory performance against the crown of Belgian football, it’d be nothing short of historic, and this could propel them to aim higher with their campaign in 2019-20.
KV Mechelen vs Genk Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Genk recorded a 3-0 win.
- Mechelen conceded two or more goals in the last three meetings.
- Genk scored two or more goals in their last two visits to this stadium.
- The last Genk won at this venue was in 2014.
KV Mechelen vs Genk Prediction
Genk is the current champion of the competition, and they are back to repeat the feat one more time. They’ve begun on the right note too, as they recorded a win in their first match in the season. Considering they are taking on a newly promoted side, fans will expect nothing but a huge win.
Genk was, in fact, unbeaten in 19 of their last 22 fixtures, and won seven of their last eight as well. They remained invincible in 21 of their last 25 road ties as well.
Mlechelen sure is on form, and comes on top of an astonishing campaign. But they are really no match for the top dogs of the country and are in line for a harsh reality check.
KV Mechelen vs Genk Betting Tips
Genk to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Genk to Score the First Goal @ 1.60 (3/5).