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KV Mechelen vs Anderlecht Prediction

KV Mechelen

August 09

17:15

2 : 2
Anderlecht

KV Mechelen

Anderlecht

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Only one point separated the two sides with a game left before the coronavirus pandemic saw Belgium's Pro League season cancelled in April. It seems fitting then, that the pair square off on the opening weekend of this 2020-21 campaign. Can either side kick off the new season with victory on Sunday?

Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

KV Mechelen vs Anderlecht Betting Tips

There will be a number of different faces featuring for Anderlecht this weekend. After winning their first set of pre-season fixtures, they finished with a draw and defeat against Ligue 1 opposition recently. A stalemate against Nantes was followed by a 2-0 away loss by Lille, courtesy of Luiz Araujo's quick-fire second-half brace.

Player-manager Vincent Kompany (adductor) is unavailable for selection, with the influential central defender again on the sidelines. That could prove a blessing in disguise for a team that has been distracted by off-field frustrations from some supporters.

They have blasted the 34-year-old's impact – or seeming lack thereof – since joining from Manchester City last summer.  Anderlecht finished eighth in 2019-20, six points off European qualification and have been progressively sliding down the standings in recent seasons.

The likes of wingers Nacer Chadli (AS Monaco) and Marco Pjaca (Juventus) have returned to their parent clubs. Former Leeds centre-forward Kemar Roofe joined Scottish giants Rangers in a £4.5m move earlier this week, too.

It'll be interesting to see how a new-look Anderlecht fare against Mechelen, who have endured a rough return to action. Winless in seven friendlies (L5, D2) over the past month, it's not looking good for Wouter Vrancken's side here.

KV Mechelen vs Anderlecht Correct Score Predictions

In 17 H2H meetings between the pair, Anderlecht narrowly edge a better record with six victories (four defeats, seven draws). Judging by recent matches, this game is likely to feature some goals and I'm backing an Anderlecht victory here – it'll be their first against Sunday's hosts since October 2017.

Last matches

KV Mechelen

12-09-2020

0 - 1 KV Oostende

L
30-08-2020

1 - 0 Gent

L
22-08-2020

2 - 3 Cercle Brugge

L
14-08-2020

0 - 1 Royal Excel Mouscron

L
09-08-2020

2 - 2 Anderlecht

D
01-08-2020

1 - 0 Metz

L
25-07-2020

0 - 0

D
18-07-2020

4 - 0 Standard Liège

L
18-07-2020

0 - 6

L
08-07-2020

1 - 1

D

Anderlecht

W

- Waasland-Beveren

19-09-2020
W

- Cercle Brugge

13-09-2020
D

- Bayer Leverkusen

04-09-2020
D

- KV Oostende

28-08-2020
D

- Royal Excel Mouscron

23-08-2020
W

- Sint-Truiden

16-08-2020
D

- Mechelen

09-08-2020
L

- Lille

01-08-2020
W

-

01-08-2020
D

- Nantes

25-07-2020
KV Mechelen vs Anderlecht Head-to-Head (H2H)
09-08-2020

Mechelen

2
2

Anderlecht

15-02-2020

Mechelen

2
0

Anderlecht

09-08-2019

Anderlecht

0
0

Mechelen

04-02-2018

Anderlecht

2
2

Mechelen

13-10-2017

Mechelen

3
4

Anderlecht

04-03-2017

Mechelen

3
2

Anderlecht

26-10-2016

Anderlecht

2
0

Mechelen

05-02-2016

Mechelen

2
2

Anderlecht

05-02-2016

Mechelen

2
2

Anderlecht

04-10-2015

Anderlecht

1
1

Mechelen

KV Mechelen
vs
Anderlecht
Predicted Lineup
KV Mechelen vs Anderlecht Predicted Lineup

Coucke

Schoofs

Kabore

Bushiri

Bateau

Bijker

Van Damme

Hairemans

Storm

Togui

Vranckx

Crombrugge

Cobbaut

Luckassen

Sardella

Murillo

Zulj

Lokonga

Vlap

Amuzu

Colassin

Doku

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

0-1 vs KV Oostende (H)

L

0-1 vs Gent (A)

L

2-3 vs Cercle Brugge (H)

L

1-0 vs Royal Excel Mouscron (A)

W

2-2 vs Anderlecht (H)

D

0-1 vs Metz (A)

L

0-0 vs (A)

D

0-4 vs Standard Liège (A)

L

0-6 vs (H)

L

1-1 vs (H)

D
W

4-2 vs Waasland-Beveren (A)

W

2-0 vs Cercle Brugge (H)

D

1-1 vs Bayer Leverkusen (A)

D

2-2 vs KV Oostende (A)

D

1-1 vs Royal Excel Mouscron (H)

W

3-1 vs Sint-Truiden (H)

D

2-2 vs Mechelen (A)

L

0-2 vs Lille (A)

W

2-1 vs (H)

D

0-0 vs Nantes (H)

6

Goals Scored

17

4

Over 2.5 Goals

5

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

0-1 vs KV Oostende (H)

L

2-3 vs Cercle Brugge (H)

L

2-2 vs Anderlecht (H)

D

0-6 vs (H)

L

1-1 vs (H)

D
W

2-0 vs Cercle Brugge (H)

D

1-1 vs Royal Excel Mouscron (H)

W

3-1 vs Sint-Truiden (H)

W

2-1 vs (H)

D

0-0 vs Nantes (H)

5

Goals Scored

8

3

Over 2.5 Goals

2

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

0-1 vs Gent (A)

L

1-0 vs Royal Excel Mouscron (A)

W

0-1 vs Metz (A)

L

0-0 vs (A)

D

0-4 vs Standard Liège (A)

L
W

4-2 vs Waasland-Beveren (A)

D

1-1 vs Bayer Leverkusen (A)

D

2-2 vs KV Oostende (A)

D

2-2 vs Mechelen (A)

L

0-2 vs Lille (A)

1

Goals Scored

9

1

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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