Sint-Truidense vs Mechelen prediction, odds & betting tips 12/05/2024

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Sint-Truidense - KV Mechelen

Belgium First Division A - Staaien

Sint-Truiden vs Mechelen prediction
STVV's Dimitri Lavalee and Robert Bauer fight for the ball against Eupen's Julien Ngoy – Photo by Icon sport

We're bringing you our predictions for Sint-Truidense vs Mechelen in the Belgian First Division A.

Sint-Truidense will move to within a point of Mechelen with a win on Sunday and the hosts will feel confident that they can achieve their goal having already claimed three wins against De Kakkers this season.

Sint-Truidense vs Mechelen predictions: Home win on the cards?

Sint-Truidense vs Mechelen Predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot Tip

Over 2.5 Goals

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Sint-Truidense 2-1 Mechelen

💥 Both Teams to Score prediction

Yes

Key Stats

  • Over 2.5 goals have been scored in three of Sint-Truidense's and five of Mechelen's last six outings in the First Division A, so you can see why we're expecting at least three goals on Sunday.
  • Sint-Truidense have won five of their last seven encounters with Mechelen, including wins in each of this season's three league meetings. The hosts haven't managed to keep any clean sheets in their last six attempts which is why we have gone for a final scoreline of 2-1.
  • Both teams have scored in four of Sint-Truidense's last six outings, while four of Mechelen's last six fixtures also produced goals at both ends of the pitch.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Sint-Truidense the bookmaker's pick

  • HOME: 7/5 (2.40) – 41.7%
  • DRAW: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%
  • AWAY: 9/5 (2.80) – 35.7%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Sint-Truidense are the expected winner of this game with a win probability of 41.7%, and we tend to agree with the bookmakers.

The hosts played out a 2-2 draw in their last game away at Westerlo, while Mechelen lost 4-2 in their own backyard against Gent.

For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Anytime Goalscorer market. Sint-Truidense's Aboubakary Koita is the favourite to score in this game at 17/10 (2.70) which has a probability of 37%, while a bet on Mechelen top goalscorer Kerim Mrabti is priced at 49/20 (3.45) with a probability of 29%.

Last five H2Hs: Sint-Truidense lead

Belgium First Division A 05/04/24

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

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Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

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Belgium First Division A 03/12/23

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

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Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

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Belgium First Division A 17/09/23

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

2
KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

0

Belgium First Division A 11/03/23

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

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Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

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Belgium First Division A 27/08/22

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

3
KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

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Sunday's hosts have won 29. drawn 16 and lost 23 of their last 68 competitive and non-competitive encounters with Mechelen.

Team news and form guide

Sint-Truidense: Only lost two of last six

Shinji Okazaki is a doubt due to injury but the hosts are hoping that Jarne Steuckers will be fit and available this weekend as he has been a key player this season.

Predicted lineup: Suzuki (GK), Godeau, Ananou, Bocat, Van Helden, Smets, Delorge-Knieper, Koïta, Ito, Bertaccini & Zahiroleslam

Belgium First Division A 25/05/24

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Gent

Gent

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Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

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Belgium First Division A 17/05/24

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OH Leuven

OH Leuven

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Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

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Belgium First Division A 12/05/24

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KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

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Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

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Belgium First Division A 03/05/24

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Westerlo

Westerlo

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Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

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Belgium First Division A 27/04/24

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Standard Liege

Standard Liege

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Sint-Truidense

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Mechelen: Lost three of last six

Bill Antonio, Toon Raemaekers and Rafik Belghali make up the three main injury concerns for the visitors ahead of a tricky trip to Sint-Truidense this weekend.

Predicted lineup: Thoelen (GK), Walsh, Bates, Foulon, Garan'anga, Hairemans, Schoofs, Mukau, Storm, Mrabti & Slimani

Belgium First Division A 25/05/24

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Standard Liege

Standard Liege

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KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

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Belgium First Division A 18/05/24

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Westerlo

Westerlo

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KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

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Belgium First Division A 12/05/24

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Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

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KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

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Belgium First Division A 04/05/24

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Gent

Gent

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KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

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Belgium First Division A 27/04/24

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OH Leuven

OH Leuven

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KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

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Player to watch – Jarne Steuckers

Jarne Steuckers will be hoping to return from injury in time to face Mechelen in what is a big game for Sint-Truidense on Sunday.

 Jarne Steuckers player to watch
STVV's Jarne Steuckers celebrates after scoring – Photo by Icon Sport

The Belgian midfielder has provided seven assists and six goals in the league this season, making him Sint-Truidense's key creative force as well as one of their main goal threats.

Sint-Truidense's chief playmaker also has an eye for goal

With Steuckers in the starting lineup, Sint-Truidense have a much better chance of securing the win they need to close the gap on Mechelen and we're expecting the 22-year-old to shine if he makes it back in time.


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 betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things