The latest from Global Football

Mechelen fights Gent in Pro League battle

There's been ups and downs for these two teams so far this season, occupying positions near the middle of the Pro League table so far. Here's the Mechelen - Gent latest:

Insights:
  • Mechelen is in the best form (4-2-0)
Best bookmaker betting odds:

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Mechelen and Gent.

D W W W D

Mechelen form and stats

Mechelen have collected 20 points from their Pro League home games so far after 5-5-7. It’s been three wins in a row for Mechelen here at AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne, hoping to make this one the fourth consecutive victory.

The home team returns to AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne after being equal after 90 minutes with KV Oostende on their last time out; the Pro League game ended 2-2. Jordi Vanlerberghe, defender, was given a rating of 8.03/10 in that game, top of the team. Vanlerberghe won 6 of 7 duels. Mechelen salvaged the draw from a difficult situation against KV Oostende, trailing 0-2 at one point. Not giving up resulted in Sheldon Bateau equalizing.

Previous to that game, a home match hosting Standard Liège in a game that was won 3-1.

A decent goal production from Mechelen in their home games so far, with 29 goals from 17 league matches. Mechelen have conceded 30 from these games.

W W W L D

Gent form and stats

The visitors are W6-D4-L7 on the road this term. That's in the Pro League.

208 minutes! That's how long the Gent goalkeeper Sinan Bolat and his defense have shut out their league opponents.

Gent are travelling after their nice 2-0 home win in the Pro League against Standard Liège. Bruno Godeau, who plays in defense, got the "man of the match" on his team with the rating 7.84. Godeau won 4 of 8 duels.

Before that one, a nice away victory 4-0 at KV Oostende.

Gent has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 26 goals from 17 games. Gent have conceded 21 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Gent - Mechelen 2-2 entered in the official records. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: two - four - four (Mechelen wins - draws - Gent wins). As for goals, six matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

GentR. Yaremchuk
R. Yaremchuk
20 goals
MechelenN. Storm
N. Storm
11 goals
MechelenI. Rinck de Camargo
I. Rinck de Camargo
9 goals

Mechelen missing players

Gent missing players

Competition: Belgium Pro League
Competition: Sat 22.May
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne (13213 seats)
  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 34 24 4 6 73 26 17 12 1 4 34 15 17 12 3 2 39 11 47 76
2 Antwerp 34 18 6 10 57 48 17 9 4 4 30 25 17 9 2 6 27 23 9 60
3 Anderlecht 34 15 13 6 51 34 17 9 7 1 25 11 17 6 6 5 26 23 17 58
4 Genk 34 16 8 10 67 48 17 9 5 3 38 20 17 7 3 7 29 28 19 56
5 KV Oostende 34 15 8 11 49 41 17 9 5 3 33 21 17 6 3 8 16 20 8 53
6 Standard Liège 34 13 11 10 52 41 17 7 7 3 26 20 17 6 4 7 26 21 11 50
7 Gent 34 14 7 13 55 42 17 8 3 6 29 21 17 6 4 7 26 21 13 49
8 Mechelen 34 13 9 12 54 54 17 5 5 7 29 30 17 8 4 5 25 24 0 48
9 Beerschot-Wilrijk 34 14 5 15 58 64 17 7 4 6 32 29 17 7 1 9 26 35 -6 47
10 Zulte-Waregem 34 14 4 16 53 69 17 6 2 9 23 38 17 8 2 7 30 31 -16 46
11 OH Leuven 34 12 9 13 54 59 17 8 2 7 24 23 17 4 7 6 30 36 -5 45
12 AS Eupen 34 10 13 11 44 55 17 5 6 6 24 30 17 5 7 5 20 25 -11 43
13 Sporting Charleroi 34 11 9 14 46 49 17 5 6 6 18 16 17 6 3 8 28 33 -3 42
14 Kortrijk 34 11 6 17 44 57 17 5 2 10 24 35 17 6 4 7 20 22 -13 39
15 Sint-Truiden 34 10 8 16 41 52 17 6 3 8 20 20 17 4 5 8 21 32 -11 38
16 Cercle Brugge 34 11 3 20 40 51 17 6 1 10 25 26 17 5 2 10 15 25 -11 36
17 Waasland-Beveren 34 8 7 19 44 70 17 3 2 12 21 40 17 5 5 7 23 30 -26 31
18 Royal Excel Mouscron 34 7 10 17 32 54 17 4 5 8 17 22 17 3 5 9 15 32 -22 31

  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 34 24 4 6 73 26 17 12 1 4 34 15 17 12 3 2 39 11 47 76
2 Antwerp 34 18 6 10 57 48 17 9 4 4 30 25 17 9 2 6 27 23 9 60
3 Anderlecht 34 15 13 6 51 34 17 9 7 1 25 11 17 6 6 5 26 23 17 58
4 Genk 34 16 8 10 67 48 17 9 5 3 38 20 17 7 3 7 29 28 19 56
5 KV Oostende 34 15 8 11 49 41 17 9 5 3 33 21 17 6 3 8 16 20 8 53
6 Standard Liège 34 13 11 10 52 41 17 7 7 3 26 20 17 6 4 7 26 21 11 50
7 Gent 34 14 7 13 55 42 17 8 3 6 29 21 17 6 4 7 26 21 13 49
8 Mechelen 34 13 9 12 54 54 17 5 5 7 29 30 17 8 4 5 25 24 0 48
9 Beerschot-Wilrijk 34 14 5 15 58 64 17 7 4 6 32 29 17 7 1 9 26 35 -6 47
10 Zulte-Waregem 34 14 4 16 53 69 17 6 2 9 23 38 17 8 2 7 30 31 -16 46
11 OH Leuven 34 12 9 13 54 59 17 8 2 7 24 23 17 4 7 6 30 36 -5 45
12 AS Eupen 34 10 13 11 44 55 17 5 6 6 24 30 17 5 7 5 20 25 -11 43
13 Sporting Charleroi 34 11 9 14 46 49 17 5 6 6 18 16 17 6 3 8 28 33 -3 42
14 Kortrijk 34 11 6 17 44 57 17 5 2 10 24 35 17 6 4 7 20 22 -13 39
15 Sint-Truiden 34 10 8 16 41 52 17 6 3 8 20 20 17 4 5 8 21 32 -11 38
16 Cercle Brugge 34 11 3 20 40 51 17 6 1 10 25 26 17 5 2 10 15 25 -11 36
17 Waasland-Beveren 34 8 7 19 44 70 17 3 2 12 21 40 17 5 5 7 23 30 -26 31
18 Royal Excel Mouscron 34 7 10 17 32 54 17 4 5 8 17 22 17 3 5 9 15 32 -22 31

Mechelen Gent
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
39 19 4 Played P 4 19 39
16 7 2 Won W 2 7 17
11 5 1 Drew D 1 4 8
12 7 1 Lost L 1 8 14
68 37 11 Scored S 12 31 66
63 34 7 Conceded C 5 23 47
97% 95% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 95% 97%
85% 89% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 68% 74%
72% 79% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 75% 53% 59%
46% 53% 75% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 21% 28%
23% 32% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 16% 13%
69% 63% 75% BTTS BTTS 75% 58% 54%
18% 21% 25% Clean Sheets C S 25% 32% 33%
15% 21% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 16% 15%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.7 1.9 3.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.8 1.6 1.6
5 3 1 Red cards R C 1 2 2
 
10.7 10.5 14 Shots (avg) S ( 10.5 9.3 8.9
4.9 4.6 7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5.5 4.3 4.3
35% 43% 39% Goal Efficiency G E 55% 38% 40%
Key stats in Pro League this season:
  • Mechelen have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Mechelen is in the best form (4-2-0)

Bookie Mechelen Draw Gent

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.