Evenly matched teams: KV Oostende vs Mechelen match preview

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Competition: Belgium Pro League
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 17:30 (UTC)
Venue: Diaz Arena

KV Oostende perform at a high level so far being 4th in the table. Mechelen can look both up and down from their 7th position.

Insights:
  • KV Oostende has the most scored goals (30) at home in Pro League
  • Mechelen haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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KV Oostende form and stats

28 points is a decent return from 14 Pro League games here at Diaz Arena for KV Oostende. The data says 8 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. The opportunity of a proper winning streak is there for the hosts, with two straight wins here at Diaz Arena.

The home team returns to Diaz Arena after being equal after 90 minutes with AS Eupen (placed 14th) on their last time out; the Pro League game ended 1-1. Before that game, the 3-1 home victory against Genk.

This is expected to be a close game, with Oostende perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with KV Oostende as a small favourite), we find ten games. KV Oostende has won four of these, drawn four and lost two.

Oostende can score goals in their home matches. After 14 league matches they have found the net 30 times. On the other hand, Oostende have conceded 18 goals.

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Mechelen form and stats

Playing away, Mechelen have won 7 games, drawn 3 and suffered 3 defeats in the Pro League this season. The away team travel with confidence. Not since the Antwerp game have they lost an away game, meaning Mechelen has taken points from nine away matches in a row.

Mechelen's last game was the home draw against Gent (1-1). Preceding that game was the away victory against Beerschot-Wilrijk with the score of 2-1.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found three similar matches played by Mechelen in our archives, and the results are: three wins for Mechelen, zero draws and zero defeats.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Mechelen have scored 19 goals in 13 league games away. As opposed to that, Mechelen have seen the ball go into their own net 18 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the Mechelen - Oostende 0-1 earlier this season. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: five - two - three (Oostende wins - draws - Mechelen wins). As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

OostendeJ. Sakala
J. Sakala
13 goals
KV OostendeM. Gueye
M. Gueye
9 goals
MechelenG. Hairemans
G. Hairemans
8 goals

KV Oostende missing players

Mechelen missing players

KV Oostende Mechelen
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
28 14 5 Played P 4 13 28
12 8 3 Won W 1 7 11
7 4 1 Drew D 1 3 7
9 2 1 Lost L 2 3 10
43 30 11 Scored S 6 19 42
36 18 7 Conceded C 10 18 44
96% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 96%
82% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 69% 79%
68% 86% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 62% 68%
32% 50% 40% Over 3.5 O 3.5 75% 38% 39%
4% 7% 20% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 15% 21%
71% 86% 80% BTTS BTTS 100% 69% 61%
18% 14% 20% Clean Sheets C S 0% 23% 25%
14% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 8% 18%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.1 1.9 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.8 1.5 1.7
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 3
 
8.4 8.2 7.4 Shots (avg) S ( 12.5 11.1 10
3.6 3.6 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 6.5 5.1 4.3
42% 59% 55% Goal Efficiency G E 23% 29% 35%
Key stats in Pro League this season:
  • All of KV Oostende's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • KV Oostende has the most scored goals (30) at home in Pro League
  • KV Oostende have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • KV Oostende have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • KV Oostende haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Mechelen haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Club Brugge 26 19 3 4 55 18 13 9 1 3 24 11 13 10 2 1 31 7 37 60
2 Antwerp 27 14 5 8 44 36 13 7 3 3 22 17 14 7 2 5 22 19 8 47
3 Genk 27 12 7 8 51 38 13 7 4 2 29 16 14 5 3 6 22 22 13 43
4 KV Oostende 28 12 7 9 43 36 14 8 4 2 30 18 14 4 3 7 13 18 7 43
5 Anderlecht 27 10 12 5 36 27 13 7 6 0 18 6 14 3 6 5 18 21 9 42
6 OH Leuven 27 11 7 9 44 43 14 7 2 5 19 18 13 4 5 4 25 25 1 40
7 Mechelen 28 11 7 10 42 44 15 4 4 7 23 26 13 7 3 3 19 18 -2 40
8 Standard Liege 27 10 10 7 38 31 14 5 7 2 20 16 13 5 3 5 18 15 7 40
9 Sporting Charleroi 27 11 6 10 40 36 12 5 3 4 13 9 15 6 3 6 27 27 4 39
10 Beerschot-Wilrijk 27 11 4 12 48 52 14 6 3 5 27 24 13 5 1 7 21 28 -4 37
11 Zulte-Waregem 27 11 4 12 41 47 14 4 2 8 16 28 13 7 2 4 25 19 -6 37
12 Gent 28 10 7 11 41 34 13 5 3 5 23 17 15 5 4 6 18 17 7 37
13 Kortrijk 27 9 6 12 33 40 14 5 2 7 21 27 13 4 4 5 12 13 -7 33
14 AS Eupen 28 7 12 9 33 44 14 4 5 5 19 23 14 3 7 4 14 21 -11 33
15 Sint-Truiden 27 8 6 13 35 42 14 5 3 6 18 16 13 3 3 7 17 26 -7 30
16 Cercle Brugge 28 8 2 18 32 46 14 3 1 10 18 25 14 5 1 8 14 21 -14 26
17 Royal Excel Mouscron 28 6 8 14 24 43 14 3 5 6 14 18 14 3 3 8 10 25 -19 26
18 Waasland-Beveren 28 6 7 15 34 57 14 3 2 9 15 30 14 3 5 6 19 27 -23 25

Read more about Pro League

The First Division A is the top league of the football pyramid in Belgium, founded in 1895. It was earlier known as the Belgian Pro League. The season runs from July to May with 16 teams each playing 30 fixtures. The top six in the league table then play a championship playoff, the bottom team is relegated and places #7 to #15 have a Europa League playoff.