Today we will see KV Mechelen facing against Mouscron in 11th round of Jupiler League.
Looking at the home side, KV Mechelen, they are not in form they wanted, especially when we look at the last few games played. They are currently sitting at 10th position in the league with 12 points, and if they had not played so poorly against Waregem (2:3), Genk (2:1) and Oostende (2:3), they would be positioned in the top 5. These poor results are even more dramatic, when you take into consideration KV Mechelen has been led by a new coach (Ferrera). But let’s look at it at another angle. The matches played at home, against Waregem and Oostende had a potential to give Mechelen a point, but that point slipped from their hands in the dying moments of the match. Against Waregem, Mechelen held a (2:0) lead in the first half and long into 2nd half. But it all turned around in 80′, when the visiting team equalised. Soon after (89′) Waregem scored another goal, which left Mechelen empty handed. Against Oostende, the story was similar, as the visiting side won by a late goal (88′). But there is one thing we must mention. Mechelen was playing that match with 10 men since 45′, and still had a good chance of getting a point. The visiting side in today’s match has not had a great season so far, accumulating 10 points in 10 matches which is just not good enough. Looking at their previous match against Genk (2:2), Mouscron did manage to get a point, but in all fairness Genk was a better opponent. It seems as Mouscron can perform well only against lower teams, whereas mid table and top teams give them a headache.
Statistically wise, Mouscron had a better performance in the past 3 matches, but looking at the quality of the teams Mouscron and Mechelen faced, there is a huge difference. Mechelen faced 3 teams that are considered one of the best in Jupiler league, whereas Mouscron had a fairly easier job. Despite their current record Mechelen is a strong team at home, and with that I give them an edge in this match. This will be a great chance to bounce back against a team that had not convinced me with their performance. Pick Mechelen to win this one.
Prediction: KV Mechelen -0.5
Odds: 2.04 SBOBET