KV Mechelen vs Anderlecht Prediction and Betting Preview 09 Aug 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 2-2
KV Mechelen vs Anderlecht PredictionThe most successful side to have ever played in the Belgian Pro League, Anderlecht have amassed a staggering 34 league titles since their inception. Stringing series of league successes, the Purple & White have turned themselves into a huge force to reckon with in Belgium.
Match status: 2019/20 Belgiu Jupiler League - Round 1
Venue: AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne (Mechelen)
While tearing through the domestic league over the past decade, their performances in Europe have been nothing to write home about. The club supporters have been clamoring for some major improvement from their side on the European scene.

In a bid to improve their displays in continental competitions, they have witnessed a downward spiraling in the Belgian league, failing to clinch the title over the past three years. Since storming to their 34th title win in 2017, they have watched Genk and Club Brugge beat them to the trophy in subsequent years.

With a new chapter set to begin this weekend, Anderlecht will be looking to end their three-year wait for a league title this season. For that, they will need to turn the gear up a notch, getting their season off to the best possible start, perhaps with a win over Mechelen on Sunday evening.

KV Mechelen vs Anderlecht Team News

A side known more for their controversies off-the-pitch than their performances in matches, Mechelen have been plagued with so many problems lately. Plying their trade in the Second Division in the 2018/2019 season, De Kakkers managed to win the league title as well as the Belgian Cup.

As such, they were bound to gain automatic qualification to the top-flight. However, just as celebrations were ongoing in their camp, new broke out of a match-fixing scandal – a problem for which they were denied promotion to the Jupiler Pro League as well as participation in the 2018/2019 Europa League.

However, after several appeals by the club at the Belgian Arbitration Court for Sports, Mechelen were spared their blushes with their promotion denial lifted. Still punished by exempting them from the Europa League, Malinois will be delighted to have managed to escape their promotion ban.

Following their promotion to the Belgian top-flight, they had a pretty outstanding season, finishing sixth on the standings. Before the campaign was brought to an abrupt halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, they had already garnered a massive 44 points from 29 games.

Head coach Wouter Vrancken was lauded for his achievements with Mechelen as he propelled them to a respectable league finish. With such performances, De Kakker will be extra motivated to take the bar higher this term, perhaps challenging for the league title.

Meanwhile, Anderlecht continued their downward spiraling last season, finishing eighth on the log, a whopping 26 points shy of the summit. They will be gutted with their performances in recent years, hoping to set the record straight this time around.

With the caliber of players within their ranks, they have all it takes to challenge for major honors in Belgium. If the players manage to hit top gear this term, brace yourselves for some exciting football from this strong side.

They ended the previous campaign on a strong note, winning their last three league games on the bounce. In fact, they signed off the season with an emphatic 7-0 victory over Waregem.

Injured or Suspended Players

KV Mechelen: Maxime De Bie and Yannick Thoelen.
Anderlecht: Vincent Kompany.

Pre-Match Odds

KV Mechelen: 1.61
Draw: 4.3
Anderlecht: 5.15
All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

KV Mechelen vs Anderlecht Predictions

Taking recent h2h encounters into context, Mechelen get the nod. At Anderlecht, they were held to a goalless draw before firing two unanswered goals past Vrancken’s charges on home turf. As such, expect no less than three goals here, with both teams getting on the scoresheet.
Our Betting Tip:
1X @ 1.95
Correct Score:
KV Mechelen 1-1 Anderlecht @ 7.00

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @ 1.70
Match Winner:
Draw @ 3.66
Double Chance:
1X @ 1.95
Under 2.5 @ 2.02
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