Westerlo vs KV Mechelen prediction 18.05.2024

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  • Competition: Belgian Pro League
  • Date: 18th May 2024
  • Kickoff: 16:15 UTC +1 / 18:15 CEST
  • Venue: Het Kuipje

The fight for a Conference League place in the Belgian top flight continues this weekend, with Westerlo vs KV Mechelen among the fixtures scheduled for Saturday.

Westerlo ended the regular season in poor form and took that form with them into the Play-offs for European places. The hosts enter this weekend’s game on the back of a 2-2 draw with STVV at this ground – a game that extended their winless run to eleven games. However, head coach Bart Goor will take heart from the fact that his side has taken a point from each of the last three home matches.

Mechelen looked like the only team that could stop Gent from winning this group, but De Kakkers have given up. They sit nine points off the top with just two games remaining, and one of the reasons for this is their performances on the road. Besnik Hasi’s side are winless in their last three away games, losing two and drawing one.

Westerlo vs KV Mechelen Betting Tips: Over 2.5 goals

Westerlo just can’t defend at the moment. The hosts are without a clean sheet in their last 18 games in all competitions, and conceded at last two in five of the last six.

There are always goals when Westerlo and Mechelen go head to head. Both sides scored in five of the last six meetings, and as many games produced at least four goals.

Entertainment has also been the main headline in the recent games of the visitors. Each of Mechelen’s last three games produced at least three goals, and I think that run will be extended this weekend.

  • Best Tip: Over 2.5 goals
  • Westerlo vs KV Mechelen prediction: 2-3

Westerlo vs KV Mechelen Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. KV Mechelen

    3 : 2

    Westerlo

    Pro League

  2. KV Mechelen

    3 : 1

    Westerlo

    Pro League

  3. Westerlo

    2 : 3

    KV Mechelen

    Pro League

  4. Westerlo

    2 : 0

    KV Mechelen

    Pro League

  5. KV Mechelen

    5 : 4

    Westerlo

    Pro League

Westerlo

Westerlo team news

Westerlo head coach Bart Goor will continue to rely on the services of Lucas Stassin who has been one of the main sources of goals for the hosts this season.

Lucas (nine goals) is expected to lead the line and could be supported in the final third by Griffin Yow and Josimar Alcócer who have eight goals between them this season.

Nacer Chadli and Emin Bayram won’t be available for Westerlo this weekend due to calf and hamstring injuries respectively.

Last matches of Westerlo

  1. Westerlo

    2 : 2

    Sint-Truiden

    Pro League

  2. K.A.A. Gent

    3 : 2

    Westerlo

    Pro League

  3. Westerlo

    1 : 1

    OH Leuven

    Pro League

  4. Westerlo

    3 : 3

    Standard Liege

    Pro League

  5. KV Mechelen

    3 : 2

    Westerlo

    Pro League

Westerlo lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Sinan Bolat

Defenders

  • 22

    Bryan Reynolds

  • 33

    Roman Neustädter

  • 24

    Ravil Tagir

  • 5

    Jordan Bos

Midfielders

  • 15

    Serhiy Sydorchuk

  • 8

    Nicolas Madsen

  • 46

    Arthur Piedfort

Forwards

  • 18

    Griffin Yow

  • 76

    Lucas Stassin

  • 77

    Josimar Alcócer

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen team news

Nikola Storm and Geoffry Hairemans missed the defeat to STVV last time out due to knocks and the pair are doubts for the trip to Het Kuipje this weekend.

Rafik Belghali (knee), Toon Raemaekers (cruciate ligament), Gaëtan Coucke (knee), and Elias Cobbaut (muscle) are set to miss out due to injuries.

Last matches of KV Mechelen

  1. Sint-Truiden

    2 : 1

    KV Mechelen

    Pro League

  2. KV Mechelen

    2 : 4

    K.A.A. Gent

    Pro League

  3. KV Mechelen

    3 : 0

    OH Leuven

    Pro League

  4. Standard Liege

    0 : 0

    KV Mechelen

    Pro League

  5. K.A.A. Gent

    3 : 1

    KV Mechelen

    Pro League

KV Mechelen lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Norman Bassette

Defenders

  • 22

    Elias Cobbaut

  • 27

    David Bates

  • 42

    Munashe Garananga

Midfielders

  • 23

    Daam Wonnebald Foulon

  • 16

    Rob Schoofs

  • 34

    Ngal'ayel Mukau

  • 77

    Patrick Pflücke

Forwards

  • 19

    Kerim Mrabti

  • 70

    Norman Bassette

  • 7

    Geoffry Hairemans

Three reasons we expect at least three goals in this game

  1. Just one of the last six games of Westerlo ended with under 2.5 goals.
  2. Seven of the last eight games of Mechelen produced at least three goals.
  3. Four of the last five meetings between Westerlo and Mechen ended with over 2.5 goals.

Main prediction Westerlo - KV Mechelen

Over 2.5 goals

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winrate

58% winrate

wins

6 wins in a row

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Best Odds:

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1.53

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Additional predictions

Team 2 to Win

Best odds:2.51

BTTS

Best odds:1.50

Westerlo vs KV Mechelen - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can watch Saturday’s Belgian Pro League clash between Westerlo and Mechelen on Sofascore.

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What’s the average number of corner kicks Mechelen have won in league away games this season?

4.05

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What’s the average number of yellow cards Westerlo have received in Belgian Pro League home matches this season?

1.74