Standard Liege vs KV Mechelen – Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 30/01/22, Team News and Lineups
Bookmaker Ratings prediction one: Double Chance – Draw or Mechelen – 1.73
Bookmaker Ratings prediction two: Both Teams to Score – 1.62
Bookmaker Ratings prediction three: Handicap – Mechelen +1.0 Goal – 1.67
— Standard de Liège (@Standard_RSCL) January 27, 2022
KV Mechelen Double Chance
Mechelen sit three places and five points ahead of Standard Liege in the current First Division A standings and having beaten Sunday’s opponents three times in a row, De Kakkers are worth backing to avoid defeat at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne.
Both Teams to Score
100% of the last three encounters between Standard Liege and Mechelen have produced goals at both ends and we expect that pattern to continue on Sunday. Both teams have also notched in three of Mechelen’s last four away assignments and a similar outcome looks possible in Liege.
Handicap: KV Mechelen +1.0 Goal
KV Mechelen were comfortable winners when they beat Standard 3-1 earlier in the campaign and they have hit eight goals in their last three meetings with the Liege-based club since May 2021. That record suggests a +1.0 goal advantage in the handicap markets in Mechelen’s favour should result in a winning bet this weekend.
Preliminary review and match prediction for Standard Liege vs KV Mechelen
Standard Liege finished in the top six in each of the last four seasons in Belgium, though a rotten first half to the current campaign means they are on course to record their lowest league placing in decades.
Manager Luka Elsner has earned a win percentage of just 31.25% since joining the club from Kortrijk in October last year and Standard’s performances under the Slovenian have been worryingly abject.
Standard have won just three times in 13 attempts in the league under Elsner’s instruction and they could struggle to improve that record when a formidable KV Mechelen outfit visit the Stade Maurice Dufrasne on Sunday.
Mechelen are in a relatively modest ninth position at present, though only the league’s top four clubs have won more often than Wouter Vrancken’s side (ten wins).
That haul of victories included a convincing 3-1 win over Standard Liege when the clubs last met in October – in fact – Mechelen will be searching for their fourth straight triumph over Les Rouches this weekend.
Standard have been particularly lacklustre on their own patch this term, where they have claimed maximum points just twice in 12 attempts and their habit for dropping their guard in Liege could open the door for bettors to back Mechelen in the double chance market.
KV Mechelen have avoided defeat on each of their last four visits to the Stade Maurice Dufrasne and Standard have claimed just one point from the last nine on offer on home soil.
Standard Liege’s league matches have averaged 2.78 goals per 90 minutes this season, while KV Mechelen’s have seen an even meatier 3.4 per fixture. In addition, each of the teams’ last eight meetings produced over 2.5 goals and at 1.73, a stake on the same market looks a safe option at a great price on Sunday.
Get Quick Rich
KV Mechelen have beaten Standard Liege three times in a row, however, they failed to keep a single clean sheet in any of their victories. On Sunday, a comparable outcome looks possible and you can back Mechelen to win and both teams to score at whopping 5.8 odds.
Standard Liege vs KV Mechelen first goalscorer
Hugo Cuypers broke the deadlock when KV Mechelen beat Standard Liege 3-1 back in October and the majority of the 24-year-old’s overall efforts this term have been opening goals. Indeed, five of Cuypers’ six First Division A strikes in 2021/22 got Mechelen off the mark and he is one to watch in the first goalscorer market again on Sunday.
Standard Liege vs KV Mechelen Team News
Noe Dussenne should be available again this weekend for Standard following a brief suspension, though Renaud Emond, Damjan Pavlovic and Daouda Peeters could miss out with injuries. Selim Amallah meanwhile, is away on AFCON duty, while Joachim Van Damme is out for Liege with COVID-19.
Rob Schoofs is suspended for KV Mechelen and will miss Sunday’s game. Samuel Oum Gouet is involved at AFCON until next month, while Gustav Engvall is considered a doubt with a hip complaint.
Standard Liege: Bodart – Dewaele, Al Dakhil, Laifis, Calut – Donnum, Raskin, Bokadi, Cafaro – Emond, Muleka
KV Mechelen: Thoelen – Walsh, Peyre, Vanlerberghe, Bijker – Vinicius Souza, Wouters, Hairemans, Mrabti, Cuypers – Druijf
KV Mechelen fan-favourite Nikola Storm has already scored 11 times this season – a haul that matches his bounty for the entire campaign in 2020/21. The 27-year-old notched five times in six games before the winter break, though he is still searching for his first goal since the resumption of play in Belgium. Storm will attempt to break his duck on Sunday and he is worth keeping an eye on.
Most popular FAQ for Standard Liege vs KV Mechelen
Who won the last meeting between these clubs?
KV Mechelen beat Standard Liege 3-1 when the teams last met on October 1st.
Where will this fixture be played?
Sunday’s fixture will be played at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne in Liege.
Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?
We recommend checking out the odds at William Hill for Standard Liege vs KV Mechelen.
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