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The First Division A meeting at AFAS-Stadion on Sunday sees home team KV Mechelen take to the field against opponents Antwerp.
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KV Mechelen will be wanting a better result here following the 1-2 First Division A - Play-Offs defeat in their last game at the hands of KAA Gent.
In that match, KV Mechelen had 51% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for KV Mechelen was Ferdy Druijf (72'). On the other side, KAA Gent got 10 shots on goal with 4 on target. Roman Bezus (57') and Tarik Tissoudali (67') scored for KAA Gent.
Mechelen have not been the best at stopping their opponents of late, but they’ve also managed to hit the back of the net themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Mechelen have conceded in 6 of them while also managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those matches. Still, we will just have to wait and see whether that pattern will persist here in this match or not.
Antwerp will go into the meeting after a 1-0 First Division A - Play-Offs win to beat RSC Anderlecht in their previous outing.
In that game, Antwerp managed 57% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Antwerp was Didier Lamkel Zé (48'). RSC Anderlecht got 9 shots on goal with 1 on target.
In the course of their six latest matches, Brian Priske's Antwerp have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 6 times thus earning them a goals scored per game average of 1.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head clashes going back to 19/08/2017 shows that KV Mechelen have won 2 of them & Antwerp 3, with the number of draws being 1.
A total of 16 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 for Mechelen and 8 netted by The Great Old. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The last league match featuring these clubs was First Division A match day 30 on 10/01/2021 when the final score was KV Mechelen 3-0 Antwerp.
The referee was Erik Lambrechts.
Team News: KV Mechelen
Igor de Camargo (Knee Injury) and Niklo Dailly (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be missing for Mechelen boss Wouter Vrancken.
Team News: Antwerp
Antwerp manager Brian Priske has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Sander Coopman (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Michel-Ange Balikwisha (Hamstring Injury) are not ready for selection.
We believe that Antwerp and KV Mechelen should both be able to score more than once here although it’s hard to pick a clear winner.
It will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw and also of goals in the match. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 2-2 score by the conclusion of the match.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AFAS-Stadion (16,672)
Captain: Onur Kaya
Chairman: Johan Timmermans
Manager: Wouter Vrancken