KV Mechelen vs KV Oostende
Belgium First Division A
Date: Saturday, 12 September 2020
Kick-Off at 15.15 UK
Venue: AFAS Stadion Achter de Kazerne, Mechelen.
We are four rounds into the new First Division A season and both Mechelen and Oostende underperformed heavily so far. None of these two teams will be interested in a draw this Saturday as they meet at AFAS Stadion. Hosts will be looking to join the upper part of the table as soon as possible, while KV Oostende dream of exiting the red zone.
As expected, home squad is labelled as favourite for the win at 1.83 odds despite the fact they are winless for four games in a row (including First Division A games only). Oostende have should two signs of recovery though, standing undefeated against St Truiden and Anderlecht.
Mechelen vs Oostende Head-to-head
There were 21 head to head encounters between them in the past and interestingly, the score is tied at seven wins each. When it comes to games played at this stadium, Mechelen have better stats – four wins, four draws and two losses.
The total number of goals scored in all their matches is 51, which averages 2.42 per duel. Only one out of the last seven games ended without a winner.
The last time they locked horns was in December 2019 at this same stadium – hosts won 1-0 FT.
Mechelen vs Oostende Prediction
Mechelen are currently sitting in awful 12th place with only four points from four rounds. Inability to keep a clean sheet is the biggest problem for now (kept only one so far), while offensive line is doing a solid job. Fans are still waiting for the first home win after unsuccessful attempts against Anderlecht (2-2 FT) and Cercle Brugge (2-3 FT).
Oostende have been on edge of relegation for years now. This team has extremely high loss rate when it comes to matches played on the road. They are yet to score a single goal on away days this season. Tradition is also against them when it comes to h2h stats versus Mechelen.
We feel that home win bet shouldn’t be in question. Hosts definitely have the quality and desire to secure three points at home turf for the first time this season. Considering low number of goals Oostende score away, Under 2.5 FT seems like a value too.
Mechelen vs Oostende Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.83
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.20.