December 01, 2023 7:39 PM
Alex Lawes

Mechelen vs Sint-Truiden Betting Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 Belgian Pro League

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When is Mechelen vs Sint-Truiden on and what time does it start? Mechelen vs Sint-Truiden will take place on Sunday 3rd December, 2023 – 15:00 (UK)

Where can I get tickets for Mechelen vs Sint-Truiden? Visit each team’s official website for the latest ticket information

Where can I watch Mechelen vs Sint-Truiden in the UK? Mechelen vs Sint-Truiden will not be televised live and cannot be streamed in the UK



Under the management of former Burnley midfielder, Steven Defour, Mechelen were always expected to struggle and they started this season very poorly. Defour was replaced by Besnik Hasi last month, after a year or so in charge, and ‘De Kakkers’ have found themselves continuing to improve in their performances and results.

The hosts’ 3-0 hammering of bottom-of-the-table Kortrijk last weekend, after the November international break, means they collected seven points from three matches in November. That has seen them climb into the middle-of-the-table and look upwards; just six points off the top six as it stands.


Sint-Truiden were one of a number of mid-table sides that would have been concerned by the reduction in the Jupiler Pro League from 18 to 16 teams but they have managed to remain steady and, once again, establish themselves comfortably in the middle-of-the-table with just four defeats in 15 matches so far this season.

An issue for STVV, and the reason as to why they haven’t been able to really kick on despite losing just four matches, would be a lack of attacking incision. Seven draws is representative of the fact they struggle to either put teams to bed or out score their opposition and that is supported by just 18 goals scored so far this season.



Mechelen have a fair few injury concerns for the visit of STVV but nothing fresh or new so they could name an unchanged eleven this weekend.

PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Coucke; Walsh, Bates, Cobbaut, Foulon; Konate, Vanlerberghe; Hairemans, Schoofs, Mrabti; Bassette

UNAVAILABLE: Raemaekers (Injured), Lauberbach (Injured), Storm (Injured)

QUESTIONABLE: Bolingoli (Injured), Belghali (Injured), Van Hof (Injured)


The visitors have a fully fit and available squad for this weekend’s game against Mechelen so they could also name an unchanged side.

PREDICTED XI (3-4-2-1): Suzuki; Van Helden, Smets, Godeau; Hashioka, Ito, Delorge-Knieper, Bocat; Steuckers, Koita; Zahiroleslam




The home team are arguably the most improved side in the division over the last month or so. Mechelen are moving towards the top-half and will fancy their chances of continuing that improved form, under Besnik Hasi. They now face a Sint-Truiden side that are also in steady form, sitting a point and a place above Mechelen in the table. These are two seemingly evenly matched sides that have both averaged more than a goal scored and conceded per game so both teams scoring, therefore, would appear a good bet.


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