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KV Mechelen visit Lotto Park on Sunday for the First Division A clash with home side RSC Anderlecht.
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RSC Anderlecht will be hoping to bounce back here after the 1-0 First Division A loss in their previous game against KRC Genk.
In that match, RSC Anderlecht had 48% possession and 16 shots at goal with 0 of them on target. At the other end, KRC Genk got 10 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Ike Ugbo (87') scored for KRC Genk.
It has been all too rare in recent games where RSC Anderlecht haven’t conceded. The facts show that RSC Anderlecht have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 8 goals along the way. Such a trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this game, however.
Leading up to this clash, RSC Anderlecht:
- have not lost a league tie with KV Mechelen in their previous 2 matches.
- are winless against KV Mechelen in their last 5 matches in the league.
In the game prior to this, KV Mechelen drew 2-2 in the First Division A tie with KV Kortrijk.
In that game, KV Mechelen had 55% possession and 13 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for KV Mechelen was Nikola Storm (14', 20'). On the other side, KV Kortrijk got 8 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Kristof D'Haene (58') and Pape Habib Guèye (76') scored for KV Kortrijk.
The stats don’t lie, and KV Mechelen have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 11 goals in all. Defensively, KV Mechelen have been far from perfect.
A look at their previous results shows us that KV Mechelen:
- are undefeated by RSC Anderlecht in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 league games.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 13/10/2017, there has been little between the sides with RSC Anderlecht winning 1 of those games, KV Mechelen 1 and 4 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
An aggregate of 19 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them from Paars-wit and 10 for Mechelen. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The previous league meeting between the two was First Division A match day 29 on 07/03/2021 and the score finished RSC Anderlecht 1-1 KV Mechelen.
The referee was Lothar D'hondt.
Team News: RSC Anderlecht
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just a single fitness concern for the RSC Anderlecht boss Vincent Kompany to be concerned about from an otherwise complete set of players. Hannes Delcroix (Knee Surgery) will miss out.
Team News: KV Mechelen
Thanks to a largely healthy group, there is just a single fitness worry for the KV Mechelen manager Wouter Vrancken to be concerned with. Niklo Dailly (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
In this game, KV Mechelen have the capability to score against this RSC Anderlecht lineup, but that might not quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re expecting a narrow 2-1 winning margin for RSC Anderlecht by the conclusion of the game. It’s a very tough call.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Lotto Park (22,500)
Captain: Hendrik Van Crombrugge
Chairman: Wouter Vandenhaute
Manager: Vincent Kompany
Competitions: First Division A position 12, Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
⭐ Key Man: Joshua Zirkzee
Usually played in the Striker position, Joshua Zirkzee was born in Schiedam, Netherlands. After making a first senior appearance for Bayern Munich II in the 2019 - 2020 season, the gifted Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in the First Division A 2021 - 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 3 appearances.