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KV Mechelen face off with away side KAA Gent at AFAS-Stadion in this First Division A match on Friday.
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KV Mechelen will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 1-2 First Division A triumph versus Beerschot.
For KV Mechelen, the scorers were Sandy Walsh (90') and Ferdy Druijf (94'). Raphael Holzhauser (52') scored for Beerschot.
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that not much more can be done by the KV Mechelen backline. Mechelen have given the opposition little, resulting in the total number of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their previous six outings standing at 3.
Pre-game facts show that KV Mechelen:
- haven't beaten KAA Gent in their last 6 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
KAA Gent will go into this match after a 4-0 First Division A win with the downing of Royal Excel Mouscron in their last outing.
For KAA Gent, the goals were scored by Roman Yaremchuk (28', 85', 90') and Tarik Tissoudali (70').
A sequence of dependable showings from the KAA Gent defensive players has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their past 6 outings in total. During the same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 15. Let’s find out if that trend will be sustained in this game.
Looking at their past form shows that KAA Gent:
- are undefeated by KV Mechelen in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 12/03/2017 shows that these encounters have not been kind to KV Mechelen. They have not managed to register any wins whatsoever whereas KAA Gent have been too good for them, beating them in 67% of those matches played.
An aggregate of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 3 of them for Mechelen and 13 created by De Buffalo's . That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The last league meeting between the two was First Division A match day 4 on 30/08/2020 when the final score was KAA Gent 1-0 KV Mechelen.
The match was refereed by Lawrence Visser.
Team News: KV Mechelen
Issa Kaboré (Hamstring Injury), Gustav Engvall (Knee Injury) and Maryan Shved (tendon irritation) aren’t available for Mechelen boss Wouter Vrancken.
Team News: KAA Gent
Thanks to a mainly available group of players, there’s just the one fitness problem for the KAA Gent boss Hein Vanhaezebrouck to be concerned about. Alexandre De Bruyn (Hamstring Injury) won’t be playing here.
Our assessment here is that KAA Gent might well have a job on their hands to hit the back of the net against this KV Mechelen side who we reckon should gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore expecting a good tussle with a 1-0 winning margin for KV Mechelen when the full-time whistle blows.
Little in this one.
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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 11, Belgian Cup (Seventh Round)
⭐ Star Player: Igor de Camargo
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Igor de Camargo was born in Porto Feliz, Brazil. After having made a senior debut playing for KRC Genk in the 2001 - 2002 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 5 league goals in the First Division A 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 21 appearances.