KV Mechelen vs Oostende
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Friday, 20 December 2019
Kick off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne.
At the moment, KV Mechelen are sporting a healthy ten-point cushion over Oostende on the ladder. With the visitors struggling to get things going for them on the road, the hosts are well in contention to extend their lead this week.
KV Mechelen vs Oostende Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter here finished in a 1-1 draw.
- Three of their past five fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in six of their previous ten meetings.
- Only one of their last ten matchups have finished as a stalemate.
- Oostende have registered the win six times in their past fifteen clashes. (W-6, D-5, L-4)
KV Mechelen vs Oostende Prediction
KV Mechelen were in for a hefty defeat last week on the road, after Club Brugge effortlessly slotted three unanswered goals past them. The hosts were virtually invisible in the final third, and failed to record even a single shot on target throughout that latter matchup.
It is also worth mentioning that the home side are without a taste of success in their past four fixtures on the trot. Disappointingly, they have garnered just one point in the process as well.
On the other hand, the visitors returned to winning ways in their most recent matchup by pulling off a narrow 2-1 win over Gent at home. The guests however, have just two wins to boast of from their past ten games in all competitions.
To be frank, Oostende have been at their worst on the road this term. They have tasted success just once in their past nine outings in the league and are currently on a five match losing streak as well.
Furthermore, Oostende have come away with the bragging rights just once in their last five visits to this stadium. With KV Mechelen on a far more solid run of form on home soil, the visitors are likely to be the ones deprived of all three points in this one.
In addition, the hosts are yet to keep a clean sheet at home this season. Meanwhile, their counterparts have had their scoring boots on in their previous visits here and have found the back of the net five times from their last three alone.
As such, count on both teams to have their names up on the scoresheet this Friday.
KV Mechelen vs Oostende Betting tips
FT Result: Mechelen to beat Oostende @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.66 (2/3).