Gent vs Mechelen prediction, odds & betting tips 19/01/2024

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Gent - KV Mechelen

Belgium First Division A - Ghelamco Arena

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Gent are in the hunt for Champions League football this season and still hope to challenge for the league title, though, current leaders Union Saint-Gilloise do sit ten points clear of the third-placed club. Mid-table Mechelen provide the opposition at the KAA Gent Arena on Friday night and the visitors will be expecting a tough game against a Gent side they haven't beaten in any of their last five head-to-heads.

Gent vs Mechelen prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Gent to Win-to-Nil

  • Gent have won four of their last five encounters with Mechelen.
  • Gent have kept three clean sheets in their last five competitive matches.

Another reason that we have backed Gent to win to nil as our main prediction is that Mechelen have failed to score in three of their last five league games.

Latest odds

Head to Head

06/08/23

Belgium First Division A Belgium

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

Gent

Gent

0

1

16/04/23

Belgium First Division A Belgium

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

Gent

Gent

1

1

16/10/22

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Gent

Gent

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

3

0

10/05/22

Belgium UEFA Europa League Play-Offs Belgium

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

Gent

Gent

1

2

07/05/22

Belgium UEFA Europa League Play-Offs Belgium

Gent

Gent

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

1

0

Last Five - Gent

25/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Antwerp

Antwerp

Gent

Gent

2

2

D

21/02/24

UEFA Conference League UEFA

Maccabi Haifa

Maccabi Haifa

Gent

Gent

1

1

D

18/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Eupen

Eupen

Gent

Gent

0

2

W

15/02/24

UEFA Conference League UEFA

Maccabi Haifa

Maccabi Haifa

Gent

Gent

1

0

L

11/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

Gent

Gent

2

1

L

Last Five - KV Mechelen

24/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

KV Kortrijk

KV Kortrijk

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

0

3

W

17/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Antwerp

Antwerp

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

0

1

W

11/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Genk

Genk

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

1

1

D

04/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Eupen

Eupen

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

0

1

W

01/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Anderlecht

Anderlecht

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

2

2

D

Win probability

  • HOME: 4/9 (1.44) – 69.2%
  • DRAW: 37/10 (4.70) – 21.3%
  • AWAY: 13/2 (7.50) – 13.3%

Gent are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 69.2%, and it's difficult to see this game ending in anything but a home win. For more football betting tips on this match, check out the Anytime Goalscorer market.

Hugo Cuypers is the bookmaker's pick to score in this game at 11/10 (2.10) which has a probability of 47.6%, or you could go with Gift Orban at 13/10 (2.30) with a probability of 43.5%.

Gent vs Mechelen prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 2-0

  • Gent have scored at least two goals in four of their last seven head-to-heads with Mechelen.
  • Mechelen have failed to score in four of their last seven games against Gent.

Under 2.5 Goals

  • Three of the last five meetings between these two clubs have produced under 2.5 goals.
  • Three of Mechelen's last five league games have witnessed fewer than three goals scored.

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Gent vs Mechelen team news

Gent

Gent's final game of 2023 saw them make the trip to Kortrijk. A goal in each half from Moroccan international Tarik Tissoudali, along with a good defensive display, proved enough for Gent to claim a 2-0 victory against bottom-of-the-table Kortrijk but Friday's hosts will be without some key players ahead of the Mechelen match.

Tarik Tissoudali is away with Morocco at AFCON 2023, while Hong Hyun-Seok and Tsuyoshi Watanabe are at the Asia Cup, and Paul Nardi has a broken ankle so won't make the game against Mechelen.

Predicted Lineup: Roef (GK), Torunarigha, Kandouss, Gandelman, Kums, De Sart, Gerkens, Samoise, Tissoudali, Cuypers & Fofana

Mechelen

Mechelen made the trip to Sporting Charleroi for their last league game, going down 3-1 in the end. Norman Bassette scored what turned out to be a consolation goal for Mechelen in that game but the result leaves the club sitting tenth in the table with twenty-two points on the board and a goal difference of minus five.

Mory Konaté is away with Guinea at the Africa Cup of Nations, while Toon Raemaekers, Nikola Storm, Rafik Belghali, Jannes Van Hof and Norman Bassette are all injury concerns ahead of the trip to Gent.

Predicted Lineup: Coucke (GK), Walsh, Vanlerberghe, Bates, Cobbaut, Foulon, Hairemans, Schoofs, Antonio, Mrabti & Lauberbach

Gent

Gent
3-4-1-2
24
Sven Kums
be
18
Matisse Samoise
be
6
Omri Gandelman
il
3
Archibald Norman Brown
gb
21
Brian Emo Agbor
kh
14
Daisuke Yokota
jp
5
Ismael Kandouss
ma
11
Hugo Cuypers
be
16
Daniel Schmidt
jp
13
Julien De Sart
be
8
Pieter Gerkens
be
Substitutes
36
Tibe De Vlieger
be
29
Laurent Depoitre
be
22
Noah Fadiga
sn
30
Celestin De Schrevel
be
15
Bram Lagae
be
37
Robbie Van Hauter
be
28
Matias Fernandez
be
39
Abdul Rachid Ayinde
bf
38
Mohamed Soumah
gn

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen
3-4-2-1
34
Ngal ayel Mukau
be
7
Geoffry Hairemans
be
16
Rob Schoofs
be
6
Jannes Van Hecke
be
30
Jordi Vanlerberghe
be
19
Kerim Mrabti
se
27
David Bates
gb
1
Gaetan Coucke
be
20
Lion Lauberbach
de
23
Daam Foulon
be
22
Elias Cobbaut
be
Substitutes
28
Frederic Soelle Soelle
be
38
Bill Leeroy Antonio
zw
36
Dirk Asare
be
35
Bilal Bafdili
be
15
Yannick Thoelen
be
12
Tristan Loiseaux
be
10
Yonas Malede
il
77
Patrick Pflucke
de
12
Neo Rottiers
be
39
Isaac Asante
be

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Sven Kums

Gent's 35-year-old playmaker has been in good form once again this season.

The former Belgian international is enjoying his second spell with Gent after leaving the club in 2016 for a brief spell with Udinese before signing for Anderlecht where he spent two seasons.

This season, Kums has chipped in with five assists in the Pro League as well as one goal, playing a vital role as the club's playmaker in their push for Champions League football and possibly silverware.


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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.