Union Saint-Gilloise vs Mechelen prediction, odds & betting tips 17/12/2023

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Union Saint Gilloise - KV Mechelen

Belgium First Division A - Stade Joseph Marien

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

Champions-elect, Union Saint-Gilloise have the home advantage against mid-table Mechelen on Sunday, and we're bringing you our predictions for the game. The hosts hold a six-point lead at the top of the First Division A table and head into this game as the overwhelming favourite to claim all three points.

Union Saint-Gilloise vs Mechelen prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Under 2.5 Goals

  • Three of Union SG's last six matches have produced under 2.5 goals.
  • Under 2.5 goals have been scored in five of Mechelen's last six outings.

Another reason that we have backed under 2.5 goals as our main prediction is that Union SG haven't scored more than two goals in any of their last six encounters with Mechelen.

Latest odds

Head to Head

19/08/23

Belgium First Division A Belgium

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

Union Saint Gilloise

Union Saint Gilloise

4

0

19/03/23

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Union Saint Gilloise

Union Saint Gilloise

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

2

1

06/08/22

Belgium First Division A Belgium

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

Union Saint Gilloise

Union Saint Gilloise

3

0

12/12/21

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Union Saint Gilloise

Union Saint Gilloise

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

2

0

26/10/21

Belgium Cup Belgium

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

Union Saint Gilloise

Union Saint Gilloise

2

1

Last Five - Union Saint Gilloise

18/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

KV Kortrijk

KV Kortrijk

Union Saint Gilloise

Union Saint Gilloise

1

3

W

15/02/24

UEFA Conference League UEFA

Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt

Union Saint Gilloise

Union Saint Gilloise

2

2

D

10/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Westerlo

Westerlo

Union Saint Gilloise

Union Saint Gilloise

2

2

D

07/02/24

Belgium Cup Belgium

Club Brugge

Club Brugge

Union Saint Gilloise

Union Saint Gilloise

2

1

L

07/02/24

Belgium Cup Belgium

Club Brugge

Club Brugge

Union Saint Gilloise

Union Saint Gilloise

2

1

L

Last Five - KV Mechelen

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

28/01/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

RWD Molenbeek

RWD Molenbeek

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

1

3

W

Win probability

  • HOME: 1/3 (1.33) – 75%
  • DRAW: 17/4 (5.25) – 19%
  • AWAY: 8/1 (9.00) – 11.1%

Union SG are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 75%, and we totally agree with the bookmakers on this pick. For more football betting tips on this match, check out the Anytime Goalscorer market.

Dennis Eckert is the favourite to score in this game at 13/15 (1.87) with a probability of 53.6%, but you could opt for a Mohamed Amoura goal at 1/1 (2.00) which has a probability of 50%.

Union Saint-Gilloise vs Mechelen prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 2-0

  • Union have scored exactly two goals in their last two wins against Mechelen.
  • Mechelen have failed to score in their last two league games.

Both Teams to Score – No

  • Only one of the last four league meetings between these two clubs has ended with both teams scoring.
  • None of Mechelen's last four outings in the First Division A have ended with both teams scoring.

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Union Saint-Gilloise vs Mechelen team news

Union SG

Union Saint-Gilloise ran out comfortable 3-1 winners at Sporting Charleroi last weekend. An early goal from Mohamed Amoura put the visitors 1-0 up at the break and another two goals were scored in the second half before Charleroi managed to pull a goal back in stoppage time.

The hosts have no fresh injury concerns or suspended players ahead of Sunday's clash with Mechelen.

Predicted Lineup: Moris (GK), Burgess, Machida, Sykes, Castro-Montes, Amani, Puertas, Vanhoutte, Nilsson, Terho & Amoura

Mechelen

Against the odds, Mechelen managed to pick up a point at home to Club Brugge last time out. The game itself won't live long in the memory as it failed to produce a single goal, not that the Mechelen fans will care.

Toon Raemaekers, Nikola Storm, Rafik Belghali and Jannes Van Hof could miss the trip to Union Saint-Gilloise this weekend due to injury.

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

Union Saint Gilloise

Union Saint Gilloise
3-4-1-2
49
Anthony Moris
lu
28
Koki Machida
jp
21
Alessio Castro-Montes
be
8
Jean Thierry Lazare Amani
ci
10
Loic Lapoussin
mg
5
Kevin Mac Allister
ar
23
Cameron Puertas Castro
es
24
Charles Vanhoutte
be
47
Mohamed El Amine Amoura
dz
29
Gustaf Nilsson
se
16
Christian Burgess
gb
Substitutes
50
Tiago Gomes
cv
26
Ross Sykes
gb
4
Mathias Rasmussen
no
7
Elton Kabangu
be
14
Joachim Imbrechts
se
17
Terho
fi
27
Noah Sadiki
be
13
Kevin Rodriguez
ec
9
Dennis Eckert Ayensa
de

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen
4-2-3-1
7
Geoffry Hairemans
be
16
Rob Schoofs
be
5
Sandy Walsh
id
77
Patrick Pflucke
de
19
Kerim Mrabti
se
8
Mory Konate
gn
27
David Bates
gb
1
Gaetan Coucke
be
20
Lion Lauberbach
de
22
Elias Cobbaut
be
30
Jordi Vanlerberghe
be
Substitutes
6
Jannes Van Hecke
be
35
Bilal Bafdili
be
34
Ngal ayel Mukau
be
10
Yonas Malede
il
38
Bill Leeroy Antonio
zw
15
Yannick Thoelen
be
70
Norman Bassette
be

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Cameron Puertas

Cameron Puertas is the creative force in this Union Saint-Gilloise side and we expect the Spanish midfielder to cause the Mechelen defence plenty of problems on Sunday.

The talented midfielder already has an impressive ten assists to his name in the First Division A this season, as well as chipping in with three goals.

The Spaniard was on hand to score against Liverpool in midweek and provided the first assists in the 3-1 win over Sporting Charleroi last weekend.


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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.