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KV Mechelen vs Beerschot Wilrijk Prediction & Betting tips
The season is almost over for the two superpowers from the Proximus League. While the rest still have to play play-off 2 and play-off 3, the all-decisive moment is already in sight for Mechelen and Beerschot-Wilrijk. The first leg at ‘t Kiel ended in a 0-0 draw. Will the final finally be broken behind Achter De Kazerne?
Malinwa is without a doubt the favorite to win the promotion to the Jupiler Pro League. They would certainly earn more than anyone else. In the general classification, they are after all alone at the top, with a five-point lead over Beerschot-Wilrijk. Moreover, they have made the most number of goals and have to process the least number of goals. Apart from the objective statistics, Mechelen has also conquered our hearts with the beautiful football and the continued support of the supporters. The fact that Mechelen emerged as one of the protagonists in the investigation into the bribery scandal did not seem to bother their supporters.
Mechelen started the first leg well. Storm was the absolute best in Malinwa, with continuous dangerous moves and threat from the side through his individual actions. He also personally ensured that Jan Van den Bergh had to pull the emergency brake twice, so that he was sent off with a double yellow card. In the meantime, it was raining opportunities for Mechelen: Joachim Van Damme headed a ball just wide of the post, a shot from Schoofs was taken off the line, Storm lost control of the ball one-on-one with the keeper (through the square) … The final could have been in a fold, but it wasn’t (yet) for Malinwa.
Beerschot-Wilrijk has a chance of promotion to the Jupiler Pro League, not because they are the best team of the Belgian Second Division, but because the system has given them this opportunity. They have narrowly become champions in the second period, and have therefore legitimately acquired a place in the final. Coach Stijn Vreven firmly believes that they can fill the empty space (that Lokeren left behind) in the Jupiler Pro League. ‘We still have everything in our own hands. This match has given us more confidence: we can beat this Mechelen! ‘
I do not immediately understand how Vreven and his men were able to get their trust from this scoreless draw. The predominance was for Mechelen, without a doubt, and that at the home base of Beerschot-Wilrijk. Notwithstanding, the Kiel Rats have had two very big chances. The biggest one was actually – normally speaking – inside ticker for Gertjan De Mets, but that was saved sublime by a feline reflex by Michael Verrips, the young goalkeeper from Mechelen. For the rest, it was actually Mechelen that hit the clock.
KV Mechelen vs Beerschot Wilrijk head to head matches
09.03.19 PL Beerschot Wilrijk KV Mechelen 0 : 0
26.01.19 PL Beerschot Wilrijk KV Mechelen 0 : 0
30.11.18 PL KV Mechelen Beerschot Wilrijk 1 : 1
21.10.18 PL KV Mechelen Beerschot Wilrijk 3 : 0
14.09.18 PL Beerschot Wilrijk KV Mechelen 1 : 0