KV Mechelen - Royal Antwerp predictions and free betting tips [30/09/2023]
Next in line we have a match from Belgium. This Saturday in the Pro-League we'll be seeing Antwerp face off against Mechelen. The match promises to be gripping, taking place at the AFAS Achter de Kazerne Stadium at 21:45 GMT. Let's drill down in detail to see where the best spots to lay our bets could be.
The previous season did not pan out as successfully for this team as they had hoped. They managed to only secure the 13th place in the national championship. however, they did fare considerably well in the Belgian Cup, reaching the final stage and falling to Antwerp with a score of (0:2). Further, they also participated in the Belgian Super Cup, where once again they fell to Antwerp, albeit this time in a penalty shootout (1:2).
The team currently pulls in at the 10th position after 8 matches. They surprised everyone in the 4th round with their staggering win against Union (4:0), who were the ones with 3 victories in the initial rounds. They then pulled off a win against Westerlo on their turf with a score (3:2). Following this, Mechelen enjoyed a marginal win against Eupen. But their winning streak was interrupted by a loss to Sint-Truiden with a score (0:2). Their last round saw them losing to Leuven on home ground (1:2).
The previous year saw the squad pulling off an amazing end of the season, leading to them clinching the Belgian championship and the cup. They kicked off this season by bagging another title – the Belgian Super Cup.
The reigning champion has performed pretty well in the first 8 rounds of the national championship. Their 4th match resulted in a draw against Leuven (1:1). In the subsequent round they had a tie with Union (2:2). Following this, they enjoyed an away win against Westerlo with a score (3:0). After this, Antwerp had a tie with RWDM (0:0). And the latest round brought another draw against Gent (0:0).
The previous clash between Antwerp and Mechelen took place on 23rd July 2023 in the Super Cup. Antwerp pulled off a win then in a penalty shootout (2:1).
At the moment, Antwerp is the main favourite in this confrontation, having already beaten Mechelen in the Super Cup and the final of the Belgian Cup. However, the recent matches of the reigning champion often end in a stalemate, which could potentially give the hosts a chance to snag some points. Hence, my recommendation would be to bet on zero handicap for Mechelen. I believe their last 2 losses won't shake the collective and they'll be able to redeem themselves from the last 2 games against Antwerp.
Belgium - Pro League
First Division A: Regular Season