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The season opener in the Belgian Jupiler League is on: Mechelen receives the kickers from RSC Anderlecht. For the hosts, the preparation for the new season was problematic: Due to the increasing number of infections in Flanders and especially in the region around Antwerp, the training units could only be held in limited form.
The limit was a maximum of ten people, which makes it clear that this is not enough for a football team to train together.
In contrast, the people of Brussels arrive highly motivated. After two years of sporting decline, the long-awaited return to the top of Belgian football should take place. For the match between Mechelen and Anderlecht, the tip includes an away win.
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The KV is starting its second year in the Jupiler League. Last season, when it was canceled in April, it was enough for sixth place. As mentioned, the four-time champions, most recently 21 years ago, have not been able to prepare adequately for the upcoming match in the past few weeks.
The recently disrupted training process certainly explains why Mechelen delivered terribly bad friendship games. The yellow-reds completed a total of seven, in which they conceded six bankruptcies, and only one draw was recorded.
A disastrous result, especially against the background that in addition to comparisons with league competitors, it was partly against lower-class teams such as RWDM from Brussels or the Walloons from Seraing. Coach Wouter Vrancken will be particularly concerned about his team’s offensive: not a single goal has been achieved in the last six test matches!
In view of this violent weakness in attack, the odds for a clean sheet of the guests at the encounter between Mechelen and Anderlecht are also provided with value. At the moment, the bookmaker also offers an attractive Unibet bonus for new customers.
As a rule, oldie Igor de Camargo had to take the offensive last season. The former Borussia Mönchengladbach player was the club’s best scorer for the second year in a row, but he has been 37 years old since May, which is why the Belgian is physically well beyond his personal zenith.
Not very helpful in this context is the serious and by no means healed knee injury to offensive player Gustav Engvall from Sweden, which means that another option is not available in the game forward.
In addition to a recently completely submerged offensive, the defense presented itself just as vulnerable in the test matches: Six goals were conceded against the champions from Bruges or Westerlo, among others. Even the newcomer from Leuven defeated the winner of the European Cup Winners’ Cup of 1988 in the Flemish neighborhood duel with 3-0.
For Anderlecht the premature end of the season came at a very bad time. The team was just in a great mood: the last three league games were all won and a goal difference of 16: 1 was achieved! Nevertheless, the last season can be classified as a disappointment from the perspective of the RSC.
At the end of the season, only eighth place was taken, which is why even qualification for the normally subsequent championship round was not secured. Of course, this was not a satisfactory situation for the country’s former series champion.
Especially since the previous year with a fourth place remained under the claims in Anderlecht. Things should finally go better this season.
A hopeful striker, Kemar Roofe, was sold to the Rangers this week, but on the other hand, coach Frank Vercauteren is better able to draw on the full staff thanks to the return of several formerly injured players.
Especially the comeback of Landry Dimata in the storm gives the fans in the Brussels district hopeful. In his only season 2018/19, the 22-year-old scored no fewer than 13 goals in 20 league games. Also, a powerful attacker, Percy Tau, has been loaned out from Brighton.
The South African is already very familiar with Belgian football: most recently he played for the champion from Bruges and before that at Union Saint-Gilloise, a second division club from Brussels. Shortly before the start of the season, the striker Mustapha Bundu from Sierra Leone was signed by Aarhus.
KV Mechelen vs Anderlecht head to head matches
15.02.20 JL KV Mechelen Anderlecht 2 : 0
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13.10.17 JL KV Mechelen Anderlecht 3 : 4
04.03.17 JL KV Mechelen Anderlecht 3 : 2