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Mouscron vs KV Mechelen Prediction & Betting tips
The second matchday of the Belgian Jupiler League will open on Friday evening at the Stade le Cannonier. The Wallonia region will be the scene of the clash between Mouscron and Mechelen, where, according to the odds, no clear favorite can be named. The best bookmakers attribute slight advantages to the guests, but overall we can expect a duel on equal terms.
At the start of the new season, the teams had to be satisfied with a draw. Neither of them seemed really dissatisfied with that. No wonder, because while Mechelen turned a 0-2 deficit into a 2-2 in the closing stages at home against Anderlecht, Mouscron was also long behind with 0-1 and ultimately stole a point from Antwerp.
Because it is such an early point in the game year, it is of course difficult to make a suitable forecast on the three-way market between Mouscron and Mechelen. The fact is, however, that the guests have been very poorly prepared and are currently not necessarily bursting with self-confidence. This in turn could be the chance for the host to bag the first three in 2020/21.
In the past season, many interested Germans often turned their attention to Mouscron. However, this was not due to the fact that the club from Wallonia, which was founded in 2010, plays particularly beautiful or successful football, but rather to the fact that Bernd Hollerbach, an ex-professional known in this country, was under contract as a coach.
However, due to severe pneumonia, the former hamburger left his post since Christmas 2019 and was finally released after the forced break, also for financial reasons. His successor is called Fernando Cruz, worked as a coach for the club from 2012 to 2015 and should lead the young club to a single-digit place in the table for the first time in its history.
The start of the new season last weekend went well. In the difficult away game at Royal Antwerp, the Walloons won a point despite being behind and were quite satisfied with the result afterwards. If possible, the tip on the home side should pay off for the first time on Friday evening in Mouscron’s home game against Mechelen.
This is supported by the solid home record from the previous year, when Royal Excel Mouscron, the club’s full name, won six times, got five draws and lost four times. We think it is quite possible that the Red-Blue team will take their first win on the second match day and that Coach Cruz will celebrate a perfect home debut. With the exception of the injured Gueye and Omoigui and the suspended N’Landu, all players are available, including some newcomers who joined the team in the summer.
Ascent, disapproved ascent and finally the ascent – KV Mechelen has experienced a real rollercoaster ride of emotions in recent years. First, the yellow-reds bought the sporting ticket for the first Belgian league, before they were denied promotion again on suspicion of match-fixing. Numerous instances later, the sanction was declared inadmissible and the club from the province of Antwerp was allowed to make it into the country’s top division.
From a purely sporting point of view, Mechelen proved in the past 2019/2020 season that you belong on the top floor of Belgian football. Sixth place at the time of the cancellation meant an absolute top placement for the club, which has already been national champion four times and even won the cup for the last time in 2019.
The yellow-reds were particularly convincing when they were abroad. Only Bruges landed more away wins than KV. Possibly this shown strength in opposing stadiums is also one of the reasons why between Mouscron and Mechelen lower odds on the guest victory are offered. What we missed out on in this regard, however, is the fact that Coach Vrancken’s team did not get going at all after the break.
In preparation, the cup winner from 2019 only suffered defeats. Among other things, there were significant defeats against Westerlo, Standard Liège, Metz and Leuven. The yellow-reds always remained without a goal. The 2-2 draw against Anderlecht last weekend should also be classified in the “happy” category. The bottom line is that we lack the valid arguments to dare to make a prognosis on the guest between Mouscron and Mechelen.
Mouscron vs KV Mechelen head to head matches
26.12.19 JL Mouscron KV Mechelen 1 : 2
30.08.19 JL KV Mechelen Mouscron 2 : 2
26.01.18 JL KV Mechelen Mouscron 0 : 2
30.09.17 JL Mouscron KV Mechelen 2 : 2
21.07.17 CF KV Mechelen Mouscron 3 : 1