KV Mechelen - Oud-Heverlee Leuven predictions and free betting tips [23/09/2023]
Another match from Belgium is on deck. On Saturday in the Pro League, "Leuven" will face off with "Mechelen". The match promises to be thrilling. The game will kick off at the "AFAS Achter de Kazerne" stadium. Let's delve into this and decide on the best punts.
Last season didn't turn out quite as well for the team as before. They only managed to secure the 13th position in the national championship, but they were rather successful in the Belgian Cup, where they reached the final stage and suffered defeat by "Antwerp" with a scoreline of (0:2). They also had the chance to participate in the Belgian Super Cup, where they lost once again to "Antwerp", but this time in the penalty shootout (1:2).
The team is currently holding the 8th position after 7 matches. At the 3rd round, they suffered a defeat from "RWDM" (0:1), who just made their way into the Higher Division. In the following match, they surprised everyone with a thrashing victory over "Union" (4:0), who had won 3 games in the first rounds. They then claimed a victory over "Westerlo" in an away match with a scoreline of (3:2). After this "Mechelen" secured minimal victory over "Eupen". However their winning streak was disrupted by "Sint-Truiden", who defeated them with a scoreline of (0:2).
You can now count the team among the solid middle of the Pro League. They finished at the 11th place in their first 2 seasons. Last season they slightly improved their standing by finishing in 10th place, although they could have ranked higher.
So far, their performance is leaving much to be desired, as they have managed to secure only 6 points from 7 rounds. In the 3rd round, "Union" gave them a drubbing, beating them with a scoreline of (1:5). They then played their second draw with "Antwerp" (1:1). In the following round, they were defeated by "Eupen", with a scoreline of (1:3). After this, they managed to redeem themselves somewhat, beating "Kortrijk" (3:0). In their most recent match, however, they were held to a draw by the championship leader - "Gent" (1:1).
The previous face-off between "Leuven" and "Mechelen" took place on the 8th of April, 2023. "Oud-Heverlee" triumphed and took the victory with a scoreline of (4:1).
Neither team has shown strong football in their first matches of this season, even though "Mechelen" were able to secure three consecutive victories. At home, they've only been defeated by "Gent". On the other hand, "Leuven" has been struggling in away matches, securing only 1 point out of the possible 9. Considering these statistics, my suggestion would be to place your bets on the home team's victory.
Belgium - Pro League
First Division A: Regular Season