KV Mechelen vs Sint-Truiden Prediction 05.04.2024

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

2 : 3

Sint-Truiden

Sint-Truiden

1

2.06

X

3.56

2

3.6

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  • Competition: Jupiler Pro League Europe Play-Offs
  • Date: Friday, 5th, April 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UK / 20.45 CEST
  • Venue: AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne (Mechelen)

The race for the last European berth heats up as Mechelen and Sint-Truiden prepare to face off in Matchday 2 of the Conference League group stage at the Achter de Kazerne.

KV Mechelen vs Sint-Truiden Betting Tips: Mechelen to Win

Tripping up on a last-minute lonesome loss to OH Leuven on the final day of the regular season, Mechelen squandered a prime chance to crack the top-six and punch their ticket to the Championship Playoff, but their dreams of European football still flicker with hope.

Finishing the league part of the season in eighth, Besnik Hasi's crew will have the chance to clinch a ticket to European football by winning the play-offs two, and their quest got off to a flying start as they delivered swift retribution to Leuven by beating them 3-2 on the road.

Since the dawn of the new calendar year, Mechelen has blossomed into one of the ost in-form outfits in the Beligan top-flight, experiencing just a solitary stumble to defeat in 11 contests in 2024, notching up an impressive tally of eight triumphs and two draws in the process.

The exceptional productivity in the finald third has been the driving force behind their recent surge, as De Kakkers have netted 3+ in each of their last four triumphs and will be striving to keep up their attacking flair on Friday with the aim of settling the score with Sint-Truiden for earlier lossess this season.

Alongside Gent and Mechelen, Sint-Truiden is another side harboring hopes of European qualification through the play-offs two, and they made their statement right at the start of the second phase of the season by cruising to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Westerlo, courtesy of an inspired brace from Jarne Steuckers.

Positioned third in their playoff section with a four-point deficit behind group leaders Gent, the Yellow-Blues certainly won't throw in the towel on their European dreams, but what's causing concern for them are their disheartening displays away from home, having lost all five of their travels in 2024.

Interestingly, De Kanaries' last away victory dates back to early December when they effortlessly dispatched their Friday's opponent 2-0, but replicating that success at the Achter de Kazerne will be hard to envision this time around, as their leaky defense has hindered them from achieving better results, allowing an alarming 3+ goals in three of their last four visits.

Sint-Truiden's struggles away from home in the past few months suggest that the in-form Mechelen could unleash their devastating attacking arsenal to seize three vital points and continue their pursuit of Gent at the summit.

KV Mechelen vs Sint-Truiden Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. KV Mechelen

    0 : 2

    Sint-Truiden

    Pro League

  2. Sint-Truiden

    2 : 0

    KV Mechelen

    Pro League

  3. KV Mechelen

    1 : 0

    Sint-Truiden

    Pro League

  4. Sint-Truiden

    3 : 1

    KV Mechelen

    Pro League

  5. Sint-Truiden

    1 : 1

    KV Mechelen

    Pro League

KV Mechelen

Mechelen team news

Mechelen's centre-back Toon Raemaekers has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to an ACL injury, while there is a strong likelihood that Zimbabwean international Bill Antonio will miss the remainder of the playoff action due to a severe ligament injury.

Pleased with his team's flying start to the playoffs, Besnik Hasi is likely to field the same side that ran out to a 3-2 victory against OH Leuven, with the exception of Islam Slimani who saw red after picking up two yellow cards.

Last matches of KV Mechelen

  1. OH Leuven

    2 : 3

    KV Mechelen

    Pro League

  2. OH Leuven

    1 : 0

    KV Mechelen

    Pro League

  3. KV Mechelen

    3 : 1

    Westerlo

    Pro League

  4. Cercle Brugge

    2 : 3

    KV Mechelen

    Pro League

  5. KV Mechelen

    3 : 0

    Kortrijk

    Pro League

KV Mechelen lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Gaetan Coucke

Defenders

  • 23

    Daam Foulon

  • 22

    Elias Cobbaut

  • 42

    Munashe Garananga

Midfielders

  • 8

    Mory Konate

  • 16

    Rob Schoofs

  • 34

    Ngal'ayel Mukau

  • 77

    Patrick Pflucke

Forwards

  • 70

    Norman Bassette

  • 19

    Kerim Mrabti

  • 20

    Lion Lauberbach

Sint-Truiden

Sint-Truiden team news

As for Sint-Truiden, they might have to do without their top scorer Aboubakary Koita for the second consecutive match, as the striker is nursing muscle issues and coach Thorsten Fink is unlikely to take any chances with him.

Absent since mid-December due to a knee injury, Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki, who will hang up his boots at the end of the season, won't have the chance to end his career in style.

Last matches of Sint-Truiden

  1. Sint-Truiden

    2 : 0

    Westerlo

    Pro League

  2. Sint-Truiden

    2 : 1

    Club Brugge

    Pro League

  3. Eupen

    1 : 0

    Sint-Truiden

    Pro League

  4. Antwerp

    3 : 0

    Sint-Truiden

    Pro League

  5. Sint-Truiden

    1 : 0

    Westerlo

    Pro League

Sint-Truiden lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Zion Suzuki

Defenders

  • 31

    Bruno Godeau

  • 16

    Matte Smets

  • 20

    Rein Van Helden

Midfielders

  • 77

    Eric Junior Bocat

  • 17

    Mathias Delorge

  • 13

    Ryotaro Ito

  • 27

    Frederic Ananou

Forwards

  • 91

    Adriano Bertaccini

  • 15

    Kahveh Zahiroleslam

  • 18

    Jarne Steuckers

4 Reasons why we expect Mechelen to Win

  1. Mechelen have secured five wins in their last six league contests.
  2. Mechelen have scored 3+ goals in each of their last four consecutive victories.
  3. Sint-Truiden have lost every away match in 2024.
  4. Sint-Truiden have conceded an alarming 14 goals in their last five away trips.

Main prediction KV Mechelen - Sint-Truiden

KV Mechelen to win

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Mechelen vs Sint-Truiden - FAQ

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Who is Mechelen's player to watch?

Involved in 11 goals this season for his team, Kerim Mrabti is Mechelen's top scorer (7G, 4A).

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Who is Sint-Truiden's player to watch?

With 14 goals and two assists, Aboubakary Koita is the main attacking threat in Sint-Truiden's offensive ranks, but the Mauritanian forward is dealing with muscle issues.