Mechelen vs Oostende Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2019-12-20

Igor De Camargo /Mechelen ©imago images / Pro Shots 20.12.2019

Friday 20thDecember 1930hrs
Football – Belgium First Division A
Pick Mechelen AH-0.25
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 1.52 (odds taken 08:17 GMT, 20 December )

Friday night also brings us action from the Belgian top flight and a clash between Mechelen and Oostende as the betting tips continue at the AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne.

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Mechelen Prediction – Can Mechelen recover?

3 defeats out of their last 4 matches overall in the Belgian top flight has put a dent in Mechelen’s hopes of breaking into the top six of the First Division A but Friday night’s fixture with lowly Oostende represents a great opportunity for Mechelen to return to winning ways.

Recent losses to Zulte-Waregem, Antwerp and Club Brugge have prevented Mechelen from making further progress up the First Division A ladder and they’ve also struggled for results on home turf at their AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne as the hosts are without a home win from their last 4 matches.

An overall home record of 3-3-3 15/17 underlines their inconsistent nature so far this season, but having lost just 3 of their last 12 matches at home in the Belgian top flight, this surely gives the hosts something to hold onto here.

With 5 wins and 4 draws within this 12-match sequence as well as losing just once in their last 6 meetings at home against Oostende, Mechelen stand a reasonable chance of getting something from this clash.


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Oostende Prediction – Can Oostende record back-to-back wins?

A much needed 2-1 home win against Gent last Sunday handed lowly Oostende a vital three points and helped lift them further away from the relegation zone with the visitors now a seemingly safe 10 points ahead of rock-bottom club, Cercle Brugge.

However, the emphasis is on the ‘home’ part of the home win as Oostende have captured a total of 5 wins to date in this season’s Belgian top flight campaign, but 4 of these 5 victories have been collected on home turf at their Versluys Arena, leaving just 1 win on the road so far this term.

Although recent results appear to be a mixed bag with an earlier home win against Anderlecht, Oostende’s performances away from home have been dire as their away record of 1-1-7 6/17 indicates.

It also includes Oostende losing their last 6 away matches on the trot, scoring just 2 goals for but conceding a total of 12 goals in reply in the process, so this trip to Mechelen by no means guarantees the visitors anything.


Key-Facts – Mechelen vs Oostende

  • Mechelen have lost just 3 of their last 12 matches at home in the FDA
  • Oostende have lost their last 6 away matches on the trot in the FDA
  • Mechelen have lost just 1 of the last 6 meetings at home v Oostende


Betting Tips Verdict

Mechelen have had their problems but Oostende on the road have been awful – the hosts should take the points here.