KV Mechelen vs Waasland-Beveren
Belgium First Division A
Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK
Venue: AFAS Stadion Achter de Kazerne, Mechelen
Mechelen have finally ended an awful series of five consecutive losses across competitions with a home win against Anderlecht last weekend. Can they make it two in a row on Saturday against Waasland-Beveren?
Visitors are only a couple of points away from the relegation spot, and recent events are not going in their favour. They are also the least efficient team in the league, so 5.60 odds on away win here shouldn’t really surprise anyone.
KV Mechelen vs Waasland-Beveren Head-to-head
These two teams have met 27 times in the past and Mechelen were way more successful, winning 12 encounters and losing only five.
Mechelen also demolished Beveren in the first meeting this season. That match was played in late October and ended 3-1 in their favour.
The average number of goals scored in all their previous h2h’s is at 2.37 per duel.
KV Mechelen vs Waasland-Beveren Prediction
Hosts are currently sitting in 7th position with 37 points, just one less than the playoffs zone. If they could just improve in defending slightly, things would be looking so much better. This squad has conceded 42 goals in 26 games, which is the highest of all top 11 teams.
Mechelen’s home record has been far from consistent too, including five victories, five losses and three draws. The average number of goals scored per duel at this stadium is way over 3.00.
Waasland-Beveren have been very characteristic team for in-play betting punters. There was at least one first half goal scored in their last seventeen outings! This team’s recent form is not looking well at all though. They have lost four consecutive games to Eupen, Zulte, Kortrijk and Club Brugge, scoring only two goals.
Home win bet should land easily here in our opinion. Mechelen are chasing one of the Europa League spots and shouldn’t have big issues against 15th placed Waasland-Beveren.
Visitors scored only 21 goals so far. This said, we fancy the 2.62 odds offered on home team to keep a clean sheet.
KV Mechelen vs Waasland-Beveren Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.55
Mechelen clean sheet – YES @ 2.62.