2019-20 Belgian Jupiler Pro League – Mechelen vs Waasland-Beveren Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Mechelen vs Waasland-Beveren taking place? Saturday 22nd February, 2020 – 19:30 (UK)

Where is Mechelen vs Waasland-Beveren taking place? AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne, Mechelen

What television channel is Mechelen vs Waasland-Beveren on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Mechelen vs Waasland-Beveren? Belgian Jupiler Pro League matches are occasionally streamed on Betfair so it is worth checking their website

Where can I get tickets for Mechelen vs Waasland-Beveren? Ticket information can be found on each club’s official website

THE TEAM NEWS

MECHELEN

  • Mechelen halted a run of four consecutive defeats with a 2-0 home victory against Anderlecht to keep in contention for a place in the top six with only four rounds remaining of the regular season.
  • Two second half goals from Geoffry Hairemans and Aster Vranckx were the difference as Mechelen took advantage of Anderlecht being reduced to ten men for the final 45 minutes of the match following the dismissal of Jeremy Doku.
  • They are forced into making a change with defensive midfielder Joachim Van Damme serving a suspension. Attacking midfielder Onur Kaya missed the Anderlecht match through injury and although it is not as serious as feared, he is still very doubtful to be involved in this game.

WAASLAND-BEVEREN

  • Waasland-Beveren come into this fixture having lost their last four matches. They came close to picking up a point against league leaders Club Brugge last weekend, only to lose to a late winning goal in the closing moments of the match.
  • It was a weakened Club Brugge team that they faced, with their opponents opting to focus on their big UEFA Europa League match against Manchester United. Denis Emmanuel was an unused substitute for the game, while Hans Vanaken, was only introduced from the bench.
  • Ghanaian winger Thomas Agyepong – a loanee from Manchester City – will have to sit out this match with his yellow card against Club Brugge ruling him out through suspension.

THE PREDICTION

Mechelen revitalised their top six hopes with a crucial victory against Anderlecht in their last match and they will be aiming to back up that result by defeating lowly Waasland-Beveren, who have lost four consecutive matches and are second from bottom in the league table. Mechelen had been in poor form prior to defeating Anderlecht, and although they might not have turned the corner completely, they can make it two wins from two with a win here.

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