Mechelen vs Oostende
Belgian First Division A
Date: Sunday, 16th October, 2016
Kick-off at 19:00 UK
Venue: AFAS-Stadion Achter de Kazerne in Mechelen.
Mechelen and Oostende are two mid-table teams and it is really hard to determine which of the two sides will have the edge when it comes to the winner of the match which is to close the 10th round in First Division A this Sunday evening in Mechelen.
The hosts disappointed in last two matches by suffering back to back defeats against Zulte-Waregem and Genk. To be honest, they did not have an easy schedule at all. But their manager Yannick Ferrera will be extremely disappointed with the way in which his defensive line is playing at the moment. They have conceded as many as five goals in two mentioned matches.
Oostende were not any better at the back in the last two matches. The team conceded four goals to much weaker opponents, as they faced Charleroi and Saint Truiden. Looking at things from that perspective, we most certainly have the reason to believe that the hosts could grab a three-pointer here.
Mechelen vs Oostende: Head-to-Head Stats
In case of Mechelen’s win, the teams would be all tied at four wins and four draws each, since they are going to face each other for the 12th time in history.
The last season’s matches have offered home victories, s Oostende won with 3 – 1 in July last year, while Mechelen came out victorious from the November’s clash with a 2 – 1 win.
Mechelen vs Oostende: Prediction
We will go with the home win as our main betting pick for this match because the visitors have been just awful against lower part of the table teams in the last two matches, and there is just no reason to believe that Mechelen could score at least two or three goals on Sunday evening.
Mechelen vs Oostende: Betting Tips
- Mechelen to win against Oostende at 2.40 (7/5)
- Over 2.5 goals in the match 1.75 (3/4).