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The First Division A meeting at AFAS-Stadion on Friday will see hosts KV Mechelen go into battle with Club Brugge.
All KV Mechelen v Club Brugge game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
KV Mechelen won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 0-1 First Division A defeat last time out to Sint-Truidense VV.
In that match, KV Mechelen managed 70% possession and 9 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for KV Mechelen was Lucas Bijker (34' Own goal). On the other side, Sint-Truidense VV had 12 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
It has been seldom in recent games where KV Mechelen haven’t conceded. The reality is that KV Mechelen have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 7 goals during that time.
Their previous form shows that KV Mechelen:
- are winless against Club Brugge in their last 11 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
In their previous fixture, Club Brugge drew 2-2 in the First Division A tie with Standard Liège.
In that game, Club Brugge had 60% possession and 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For Club Brugge, goals were scored by Bas Dost (15') and Charles De Ketelaere (35'). For their opponents, Standard Liège got 7 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Aron Dønnum (39') and Noë Dussenne (52') scored for Standard Liège.
The numbers tell their own story, and Club Brugge have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 13 goals in all. In defence, Club Brugge have not been doing too well. Such a trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this next game, though.
Their previous form shows that Club Brugge:
- remain undefeated by KV Mechelen in away games against them for the last 5 matches in the league. An impressive run.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on past results between these clubs stretching back to 15/09/2017 reveals that these fixtures have not been fruitful for KV Mechelen. They’ve not been able to register any wins at all whereas Club Brugge have been superior, finishing as winners in 83 per cent of those ties.
A total of 20 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 2 from Mechelen and 18 being from Blauw-Zwart. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
The previous league contest between these clubs was First Division A match day 18 on 17/12/2020 which ended up with the score at KV Mechelen 0-3 Club Brugge.
The referee was Jonathan Lardot.
Team News: KV Mechelen
The KV Mechelen boss Wouter Vrancken has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match with a fully injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Club Brugge
Owing to a fully healthy squad available to choose from, the Club Brugge manager Philippe Clement does not have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash.
We’re inclined to think that KV Mechelen could well find it tough to put one past this Club Brugge team who we think will get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
Therefore, we predict a highly competitive game with a 0-1 advantage for Club Brugge when all is said and done.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AFAS-Stadion (16,672)
Captain: Onur Kaya
Chairman: Johan Timmermans
Manager: Wouter Vrancken
Competitions: First Division A position 4, Belgian Cup (Seventh Round)
🔑 Star Player: Hugo Cuypers
Generally used in the Striker position, Hugo Cuypers was born in Belgium. After having made a senior debut playing for AC Ajaccio in the 2019 - 2020 season, the accomplished Forward has managed 4 league goals in the First Division A 2021 - 2022 season to date in a total of 14 appearances.