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KV Mechelen vs Cercle Brugge Prediction

KV Mechelen

August 22

17:30

2 : 3
Cercle Brugge

KV Mechelen

Cercle Brugge

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After both sides earned their first Pro League wins of the new campaign last time out, neither wants to halt such momentum this weekend. However one, or both, will find themselves in a frustrating situation come Saturday evening after 90 minutes at Mechelen's AFAS Stadion.

Paul Clement earned his first victory as Brugge boss last Sunday, while Mechelen ended a nine-match winless run – including friendlies – at Mouscron's expense two days earlier.

Will either side manage to emerge victorious here, in an encounter traditionally close between the pair? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

KV Mechelen vs Cercle Brugge Betting Tips

Guy Mbenza, who turned 20 in April, netted a late matchwinning brace for Cercle Brugge to sink Royal Antwerp.

Pieter Gerkens' opener shortly after the half-hour mark seemed destined to help the visitors to all three points. But Mbenza, a £405k signing from Sporting Kansas City in January, had other ideas. After scoring in a 3-1 friendly defeat by KV Oostende on August 1, the Congolese youngster was left frustrated against Standard Liege seven days later.

But, credit to him and his Brugge teammates – they dug in to recover a precarious deficit late, which pleased Clement. In his post-match press conference, the Englishman said:

“I'm most pleased and proud with the effort, workrate, spirit, the never-say-die attitude right until the very last moment. We don't get carried away, we approach the game against Mechelen with professionalism and do everything to get a good result.”

Although they missed two penalties, Mechelen were narrow winners courtesy of Nikola Storm's early opener – his first goal since last December. It'll be interesting to see how they approach this game, against a side who finished 21 points and eight places below them last season.

KV Mechelen vs Cercle Brugge Correct Score Predictions

The easy prediction here would be a Mechelen win. I was initially leaning towards one too, but Brugge's spirited comeback win over Antwerp convinced me otherwise. They should score, at the very least, in what promises to be a difficult away clash here. I'm backing BTTS.

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

Cercle Brugge

L

- Anderlecht

13-09-2020
D

-

04-09-2020
L

- Kortrijk

29-08-2020
W

- Mechelen

22-08-2020
W

- Antwerp

16-08-2020
L

- Standard Liège

08-08-2020
L

- KV Oostende

01-08-2020
L

-

25-07-2020
W

-

22-07-2020
W

-

22-07-2020
KV Mechelen vs Cercle Brugge Head-to-Head (H2H)
22-08-2020

Mechelen

2
3

Cercle Brugge

08-02-2020

Cercle Brugge

3
2

Mechelen

17-08-2019

Mechelen

3
1

Cercle Brugge

27-06-2018

Cercle Brugge

1
2

Mechelen

15-03-2015

Cercle Brugge

2
3

Mechelen

08-11-2014

Mechelen

1
1

Cercle Brugge

03-05-2014

Mechelen

2
0

Cercle Brugge

05-04-2014

Cercle Brugge

0
1

Mechelen

22-02-2014

Cercle Brugge

3
2

Mechelen

05-10-2013

Mechelen

1
2

Cercle Brugge

KV Mechelen
vs
Cercle Brugge
Predicted Lineup
KV Mechelen vs Cercle Brugge Predicted Lineup

Coucke

Bijker

Kiranga

Peyre

Kabore

Van Damme

Schoofs

Vranckx

Storm

Togui

Hairemans

Didillon

Decostere

Ueda

Taravel

Velkovski

Vanhoutte

Ochieng

Hoggas

Hotic

Mbenza

Hazard

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
L

0-2 vs Anderlecht (A)

D

1-1 vs (H)

L

0-1 vs Kortrijk (H)

W

3-2 vs Mechelen (A)

W

2-1 vs Antwerp (H)

L

0-1 vs Standard Liège (A)

L

1-3 vs KV Oostende (A)

L

0-4 vs (H)

W

2-1 vs (A)

W

2-1 vs (A)

6

Goals Scored

11

4

Over 2.5 Goals

6

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
D

1-1 vs (H)

L

0-1 vs Kortrijk (H)

W

2-1 vs Antwerp (H)

L

0-4 vs (H)

5

Goals Scored

3

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
L

0-2 vs Anderlecht (A)

W

3-2 vs Mechelen (A)

L

0-1 vs Standard Liège (A)

L

1-3 vs KV Oostende (A)

W

2-1 vs (A)

W

2-1 vs (A)

1

Goals Scored

8

1

Over 2.5 Goals

4

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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