Oostende vs KV Mechelen
Belgium – Jupiler League
Date: Saturday, 30 July 2022
Kick-off at 17:15 UK / 18:15 CET
Venue: Diaz Arena.
Round Two of Belgian Jupiler League kick-start this week as Oostende play host to KV Mechelen. These two sides will be seen crossing swords at Diaz Arena this Friday hoping secure their first win.
Mechelen severely under-performed in the Belgian Jupiler Pro league last campaign and ended up in the 13th position. They have also played a couple of pre-season friendlies and has gained only one win from the 5 friendly fixtures of which they lost on thrice.
After being beaten 0-2 in their last game against Antwerp in league action, KV Mechelen will hope to get a better result this time. They have seen getting scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 12 goals in total.
On the other side, Oostende finished 12th in the league last season, 9 points above the relegation zone. Their defense was pretty weak throughout that campaign, conceding 61 times in just 34 matches, with their goal difference of -27 among the very worst in the division.
The home team come into this on the back of a poor start to the season against what looks set to be a very strong Anderlecht side on the opening day of the season. Oostende were relatively strong in pre-season but they began with a 2-0 defeat. They they have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games.
Oostende vs KV Mechelen Head-to-head (h2h)
- KV Mechelen remain unbeaten in their last 4 h2h games, securing 3 wins.
- Over 2.5 goals were seen in their last 4 league meet-ups.
- Oostende lost the same fixture held last season by 4-2.
Oostende vs KV Mechelen Prediction
KV Mechelen have suffered 6 straight defeats in their most recent away clashes. But the side have a decent track record over this rival, remaining unbeaten in their last 4 h2h games, securing 3 wins.
Meanwhile, Oostende have not beaten this opposition in their last 2 matches in the league. They are also without a home win in the past 3 matches in the league. Moreover, the side have achieved just a single win from their last 8 home league games.
Considering their previous h2h stats and form, we feel that an away win or draw is up for cards.
Oostende vs KV Mechelen Betting tips
KV Mechelen to win or draw @ 1.50 odds.
Over 2.75 goals @ 1.88 odds.