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KV Mechelen will be taking on the visiting SV Zulte Waregem at AFAS-Stadion in the First Division A game on Saturday.
Our KV Mechelen v SV Zulte Waregem predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below including the latest game odds.
KV Mechelen will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 2-1 First Division A defeat in their last game at the hands of Sint-Truidense VV.
In that game, KV Mechelen managed 60% possession and 16 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer for KV Mechelen was Igor de Camargo (90'). Sint-Truidense VV had 12 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Yuma Suzuki (11') and Ilombe Mboyo (42') scored for Sint-Truidense VV.
It has not been often in recent games where KV Mechelen have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Mechelen have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 12 goals along the way. Putting that to one side, we will just have to wait and see if that trend might be sustained in this next game.
Their past results show that KV Mechelen:
- have not been beaten in their last 4 home league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league games.
SV Zulte Waregem
SV Zulte Waregem will go into this meeting following a 2-1 First Division A win with the defeat of Eupen in their last outing.
In that game, SV Zulte Waregem had 52% possession and 23 attempts at goal with 10 on target. For SV Zulte Waregem, the goals were scored by Ewoud Pletinckx (59') and Laurens De Bock (82'). Eupen had 21 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Stef Peeters (22') was the scorer for Eupen.
The stats don’t lie, and SV Zulte Waregem have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, conceding 12 goals in all. Defensively, Essevee certainly have room for improvement.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that SV Zulte Waregem:
- remain undefeated by KV Mechelen when having played them away from home in the previous 9 league games. It doesn't get much better than that.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 26/12/2016 shows us that KV Mechelen have won 2 of them and SV Zulte Waregem 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
In all, 12 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 5 of them from Mechelen and 7 netted by Essevee. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was First Division A match day 13 on 22/11/2020 when it finished SV Zulte Waregem 1-2 KV Mechelen.
The match was refereed by Lothar D'hondt.
Team News: KV Mechelen
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just one fitness concern for the KV Mechelen gaffer Wouter Vrancken to be concerned about from an otherwise complete group. Gustav Engvall (Knee Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: SV Zulte Waregem
SVZW manager Francky Dury has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Abdoulaye Sissako (Collapsed Lung), Erdin Demir (Hip Injury), Luka Zarandia (Knee Injury) and Daniel Opare (Knee Injury) will miss out on this game. Damien Marcq is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
For this match, we think that KV Mechelen should dominate possession and create several successful chances.
However, SV Zulte Waregem are also probably going to find it difficult to break down their defence - but, we do see them scoring here as well.
We’re predicting a 3-1 victory for KV Mechelen at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AFAS-Stadion (16,672)
Captain: Onur Kaya
Chairman: Johan Timmermans
Manager: Wouter Vrancken
Competitions: First Division A position 12
⭐ Star Man: Geoffry Hairemans
Typically deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Geoffry Hairemans was born in Wilrijk, Belgium. Having made a first senior appearance for De Graafschap in the 2009 - 2010 season, the dangerous Midfielder has bagged 8 league goals in the First Division A 2020 - 2021 season to date in 31 appearances.