Antwerp vs Mechelen Betting Tips: 1, 2019-11-29

Aurelio Buta /Antwerp ©imago images / Panoramic International 29.11.2019

Friday 29thNovember 1930hrs
Football – Netherlands – First Division A
Pick Antwerp win
Bookmaker Boylesports
Odds: 1.57 (odds taken 08:19 GMT, 28 November )

The Belgian First Division A also swings into action once again on Friday night with Antwerp taking on Mechelen as the betting tips continue at the Bosuilstadion.

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Antwerp Prediction – Can Antwerp make it four on the trot at home?

A 1-1 draw away at Gent extended Antwerp’s unbeaten run in the Belgian top flight to 3 matches and helped maintain the host’s 4th place on the First Division A ladder as they look forward to playing host to 6th placed Mechelen on Friday night.

Overall, Antwerp have suffered just 1 defeat out of their last 6 matches in the Belgian top flight, which was a 3-1 loss away from home at Royal Excel Mouscron, but recent and impressive back-to-back wins on home turf at their Bosuilstadion over Club Brugge 2-1 and Gent 3-2 has kept up Antwerp’s challenge for a place in the Championship Round in the second half of the season.

Indeed, Antwerp still remain unbeaten at home in this season’s domestic top flight and possess a strong home record of 6-1-0 19/8 which includes winning their last 3 matches on the trot and includes an earlier 3-1 victory against Kortrijk.

With just 1 defeat out of their last 12 matches at home in the First Division A, Antwerp look well placed to further add to their points tally on Friday night, especially as the hosts have scored 2 or more goals in each of their 7 home matches to date.


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Mechelen Prediction – Can Mechelen continue form on road?

Friday night’s visitors, Mechelen, probably won’t mind too much about being away from home when they make their way to Antwerp as they’ve collected 4 wins on the trot on their travels in recent times and indeed hold a better record on the road than on home turf at their AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne.

Although overall results in recent weeks have produced a mixed bag of returns, Mechelen have registered wins on the road at Kortrijk, Eupen, Waasland-Beveren and Standard Liege and they possess an away record of 5-1-2 13/9 so far this season.

However, only one of the above wins were against top half opposition (2nd placed Standard Liege), while defeats at Oostende and Gent were against teams sitting third from bottom and 3rd place respectively.

With just 3 clean sheets under their belts on their travels though, it looks like Mechelen’s defence will get a thorough examination at Antwerp and will do well to make it 4 shut outs on Friday night.


Key-Facts – Antwerp vs Mechelen

  • Antwerp have lost just 1 of their last 12 matches at home in the First Division A
  • Antwerp have scored 2 or more goals in each of their 7 home matches to date
  • Mechelen have won their last 4 away matches on the trot in the First Division A


Betting Tips Verdict

Antwerp’s momentum at home and home advantage could see them just get over the line here.