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Oud-Heverlee Leuven arrive at AFAS-Stadion on Saturday for the First Division A fixture with home team KV Mechelen.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for KV Mechelen v Oud-Heverlee Leuven can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
KV Mechelen won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 7-2 First Division A defeat last time out to RSC Anderlecht.
In that game, KV Mechelen had 56% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. For KV Mechelen, the goalscorers were Nikola Storm (36') and Onur Kaya (91'). RSC Anderlecht got 15 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. Benito Raman (23'), Christian Kouamé (49', 57'), Michael Murillo (61'), Francis Amuzu (74'), Yari Verschaeren (85') and Joshua Zirkzee (87') scored for RSC Anderlecht.
Matches featuring KV Mechelen have tended to be exciting affairs of late with plenty of scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past 6 clashes, a grand total of 24 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 8 of these accredited to KV Mechelen. Regardless, time will tell if the trend shall be replicated here in this match.
Going into this contest, KV Mechelen have not been beaten in the league by Oud-Heverlee Leuven in their previous 2 matches.
Oud-Heverlee Leuven will come into the game after a 2-1 First Division A win as they beat KV Kortrijk in their last game.
In that match, Oud-Heverlee Leuven managed 60% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For Oud-Heverlee Leuven, the goalscorers were Alexis De Sart (50') and Siebe Schrijvers (78'). For their opponents, KV Kortrijk had 15 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Faiz Selemani (62') was the scorer for KV Kortrijk.
The stats tell the story, and Oud-Heverlee Leuven have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 13 goals overall. At the back, Oud-Heverlee Leuven just haven’t been too solid at all.
Their prior results show that Oud-Heverlee Leuven:
- haven't won against KV Mechelen in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 9 league games. Who knows how long it might last, too.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head meetings dating back to 26/10/2013 shows that KV Mechelen have won 3 of these games and Oud-Heverlee Leuven 1, with the number of draws being 2.
In all, 20 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 11 from Mechelen and 9 being from OHL. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The last league contest between these sides was First Division A match day 31 on 21/03/2021 when it finished KV Mechelen 2-2 Oud-Heverlee Leuven.
In that game, KV Mechelen had 60% possession and 20 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. The goalscorers were Aster Vranckx (30') and Ferdy Druijf (80').
Oud-Heverlee Leuven got 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Casper De Norre (40') and Siebe Schrijvers (70') scored.
The referee was Jasper Vergoote.
Team News: KV Mechelen
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just one fitness concern for the KV Mechelen gaffer Wouter Vrancken to contend with from a near full-strength set of players. Niklo Dailly (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out.
Team News: Oud-Heverlee Leuven
Owing to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, the Oud-Heverlee Leuven manager Marc Brys doesn’t have any fitness worries to report ahead of this game. Sébastien Dewaest is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
In this game, Oud-Heverlee Leuven will surely be able to find the net against this KV Mechelen side, although that possibly won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our selection here is for a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for KV Mechelen at the end of the match. Let’s see what happens here.
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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 16
🔑 Star Player: Nikola Storm
Regularly used in the Right Wing position, Nikola Storm was born in Belgium. Having played his first senior match for Club Brugge in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 4 league goals in the First Division A 2021 - 2022 season so far from a total of 7 appearances.