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KAA Gent v Mechelen : Pro League match betting preview, prediction and odds

Ghelamco Arena, Ghent

The Pro League is the focus for both KAA Gent and Mechelen on Saturday evening, as managers Hein van Haezebrouck and Besnik Hasi face one another at the Ghelamco Arena. We've got predictions, tips, and the best odds and head-to-head statistics across the biggest markets, so there really is only one place to get ready for this Pro League clash.

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KAA Gent's next match is v S. Liege at 19:45 on Saturday 18th May
Mechelen's next match is v Westerlo at 17:15 on Saturday 18th May
The last Belgian Pro League meeting between Gent and Mechelen was on Saturday 20th April 2024
Belgian Pro League
April 20th 2024
Gent 3
1 Mechelen
 
T. Tissoudali 37'62' I. Slimani
O. Gandelman 65'
H. Hong 75'
 
KAA
MEC
Shots On
5
3
Shots Off
5
1
Corners
6
5
Possession
52%
48%
Fouls
8
4
Yellow/red cards
1/0
1/0
 
GentMechelen
 
D. Roef
T. Watanabe
J. Torunarigha
A. Brown
I. Kandouss (S. Mitrović 23')
J. De Sart
M. Samoise
H. Hongfootball icon (S. Kums 75')
O. Gandelmanfootball icon
T. Tissoudalifootball icon (M. Sonko 89')
M. Fernandez Pardo (F. Surdez 76')
G. Coucke
M. Garananga
B. Bolingoli Mbombo
E. Cobbaut
(P. Pflücke 69') D. Foulon
D. Bates
(N. Mukau 69') M. Konate
R. Schoofs
(G. Hairemans 80') K. Mrabti
(L. Lauberbach 79') football iconI. Slimani
(N. Bassette 69') N. Storm
Best Tip: Over 1.5 goals

This Pro League clash, with Gent and Mechelen going head-to-head, offers real intrigue in the widely used under 2.5 goals market, with 3 goals or more being scored looking highly likely. Strikers for both will look to take advantage of an open match and, having studied the relevant stats and odds, we're confident that a bet on over 2.5 goals is the best option.

In-Play
Win / Draw / Win
Over / Under 1.5 Goals
Over / Under 2.5 Goals
Over / Under 3.5 Goals
Win To Nil
Both Teams To Score
Correct Score
Both Teams To Score & Result
Double Chance
Half Time / Full Time
Over / Under 0.5 Goals
Over / Under 4.5 Goals
Over / Under 5.5 Goals
Draw No Bet
Team To Score First
If you’re looking for a winner in this match, we think Gent are the most likely. Our predictive algorithm gives them a 54% chance of victory, and the bookies have them at a best price of 1.57.
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Predictions Add Bet365 Coral
Gent
54%
4/7
1%
8/15
Draw
22%
16/5
5%
16/5
11%
Mechelen
24%
17/4
13%
7/2
10%
Draw 1-1
10%
15/2
13%
7/1
14%
Gent 2-1
10%
15/213/2
Gent 1-0
8%
10/1
47%
8/1
38%
Gent 2-0
8%
17/2
19%
15/2
21%
Gent 3-1
6%
10/1
8%
17/2
14%
Mechelen 2-1
6%
16/1
11%
12/1
Draw 2-2
6%
12/1
13%
11/1
8%
Gent 3-0
5%
12/1
18%
10/1
10%
Mechelen 1-0
5%
20/1
24%
14/1
25%
Draw 0-0
4%
18/1
58%
14/1
50%
Gent 3-2
4%
18/1
17%
14/1
12%
Gent 4-1
3%
18/1
17%
14/1
12%
Mechelen 2-0
3%
33/1
17%
20/1
Gent 4-0
3%
20/114/1
12%
Mechelen 3-1
3%
33/1
17%
22/1
12%
Over 2.5 Goals
62%
19/40
14%
-
Under 2.5 Goals
38%
8/5
25%
-
Home 1st Goal
54%
2/5-
Away 1st Goal
44%
15/8
10%
-
No 1st Goal
3%
18/1
58%
-
BTTS - Yes
61%
8/15
15%
11/20
14%
BTTS - No
39%
11/8
22%
13/10
20%
BTTS - Home Win
29%
7/4
15%
17/10
16%
BTTS - Draw
18%
15/4
5%
4/1
BTTS - Away Win
14%
7/1
20%
6/1
18%
Home/draw
76%
1/6
4%
1/6
3%
Away/draw
46%
13/10
3%
11/8
3%
Home/away
78%
2/91/5
2%
Over 1.5 Goals
83%
1/8
8%
-
Under 1.5 Goals
17%
5/1
50%
-
Over 3.5 Goals
40%
11/10
24%
-
Under 3.5 Goals
60%
4/6
19%
-
Over 4.5 Goals
22%
5/2
36%
-
Under 4.5 Goals
78%
2/7
13%
-
Over 5.5 Goals
11%
11/2
41%
-
Under 5.5 Goals
89%
1/9
6%
-
Over 0.5 Goals
96%
1/40
2%
-
Under 0.5 Goals
4%
18/1
46%
-
Home DNB
70%
2/9
2%
2/9
2%
Away DNB
39%
3/1
8%
11/4
6%
Gent win to nil
25%
9/4
24%
-
Mechelen win to nil
10%
10/1-
Gent / Gent
34%
7/513/10
3%
Gent / Mechelen
3%
33/1
17%
25/1
10%
Gent / Draw
6%
14/112/1
Draw / Gent
18%
15/4
10%
7/2
7%
Draw / Mechelen
7%
10/19/1
Draw / Draw
12%
6/1
8%
6/1
22%
Mechelen / Gent
5%
16/1
19%
14/1
12%
Mechelen / Mechelen
10%
7/1
16%
13/2
6%
Mechelen / Draw
6%
14/1
12%
12/1
13%
bet365
Win / draw / win Pro League table

Gent have played 30 matches so far this season and lay in 6th place in the Pro League league table.

Performance against teams below them in the league

They have played 23 games against teams below in the table, having won 13, drawn 4 and lost 6 matches. They have kept 7 clean sheets and have failed to score in 1 fixture. Gent have outscored their opponents by 53 goals to 39 goals.

Home League Performance

Gent have played 16 games at home winning 8, drawing 6 and losing 2 games. They have scored 39 goals, kept 3 clean sheets and conceded 19 goals at home.

Mechelen are in 8th position in the Pro League on 45 points having played 30 matches so far this season.

Away League Performance

7 of those games have been losing matches. They have conceded 24 goals and kept 3 clean sheets. They have scored 20 goals in total and failed to score in 5 fixtures.

Performance against teams above them in the league

14 games have come against teams above them in the table. They have lost 5 games, drawn 5 and won 4. Mechelen have conceded 18 goals, scored 15, failed to score in 6 fixtures and have kept 4 clean sheets.

Gent
Won
Draw
Lost
Scores
Mechelen
HOME AWAY TEAM PLD W D L GD PTS HOME AWAY
d
 
1-1F
l
 
1-0A
 Anderlecht84223146 
d
 
2-2A
l
 
3-1A
d
 
1-1F
d
 
1-1F
 Union SG82243443 
w
 
4-0F
l
 
1-0A
w
 
2-1F
l
 
2-0A
 Brugge3014973351 
d
 
0-00-0
d
 
1-1F
d
 
1-1A
d
 
2-2F
 Genk83141234 
d
 
1-1A
l
 
4-0A
-
-
 Gent Home30121171547 
l
 
0-1A
w
 
1-2F
d
 
2-2F
d
 
0-00-0
 Antwerp81071629 
d
 
0-00-0
w
 
0-1F
l
 
1-2A
l
 
2-0A
 Cercle B30145111047 
l
 
0-2A
w
 
2-3A
l
 
1-2A
w
 
0-1F
 Mechelen Away3013611545 
-
-
d
 
2-2A
l
 
4-1F
 St Truiden30101010-1140 
l
 
0-2A
l
 
2-0A
w
 
3-1F
l
 
4-2F
 S. Liege3081012-834 
w
 
3-0F
d
 
1-1A
d
 
2-2A
w
 
1-3A
 Westerlo307914-1230 
w
 
3-1F
w
 
2-3A
w
 
4-0F
d
 
1-1A
 Leuven307815-1329 
l
 
1-2A
l
 
1-0A
w
 
5-0F
w
 
1-3F
 S.Charleroi307815-2229 
w
 
1-0F
l
 
3-1A
w
 
2-1A
w
 
0-2F
 Eupen307320-3424 
w
 
1-0F
w
 
0-1F
w
 
3-2A
w
 
0-2F
 Kortrijk306618-3524 
w
 
3-0F
w
 
0-3F
w
 
4-0F
d
 
1-1F
 RWDM305817-3623 
w
 
3-1F
l
 
1-0A
Win / draw / win form
Gent 6TH
20 league games
Home
Overall
Goals: Scored
48
Conceded
25
Games: Scored
20 / 20
Conceded
17 / 20
Clean sheets
3 / 20
Failed to score
0 / 20
Won
10
Draw
7
L
3
Goals: Scored
40
Conceded
27
Games: Scored
18 / 20
Conceded
14 / 20
Clean sheets
6 / 20
Failed to score
2 / 20
Won
7
Draw
6
Lost
7
Mechelen 8TH
20 league games
Away
Overall
Goals: Scored
25
Conceded
37
Games: Scored
14 / 20
Conceded
17 / 20
Clean sheets
3 / 20
Failed to score
6 / 20
Won
8
D
2
Lost
10
Goals: Scored
35
Conceded
22
Games: Scored
16 / 20
Conceded
13 / 20
Clean sheets
7 / 20
Failed to score
4 / 20
Won
12
D
3
Lost
5
Win / draw / win head to head (H2H)
League games at Gent since 2015
Gent
Mechelen
Goals: Scored
20
8
Games: Scored
10 / 10
4 / 10
Clean sheets
6 / 10
0 / 10
KAA
6
D
3
MEC
1
All league games since 2015
Gent
Mechelen
Goals: Scored
34
21
Games: Scored
18 / 20
12 / 20
Clean sheets
8 / 20
2 / 20
KAA
10
D
6
MEC
4
Goal Statistics

Mechelen have been abject at the back of late, conceding 2 or more goals in 3 consecutive Pro League games. This run could continue, with KAA Gent's PG an impressive 2.0.

Gent 6th Mechelen 8th
Kickoff prediction
Kickoff prediction
2.0
goals
1.2
goals
Scoring probability
Scoring probability
0
14%
1
28%
2
27%
3
18%
4+
14%
There is a 86% probability that Gent will score 1 or more goals
0
29%
1
36%
2
22%
3
9%
4+
There is a 65% probability that Mechelen will score no more than 1 goal
 
20 home / away league games
20 home / away league games
+24
Gent have scored 24% more goals at home than predicted
+5
Mechelen’s goalscoring when away has been inline with predictions
2.4
average goals scored
1.3
average goals scored
1.3
conceded
1.9
conceded
 
Statistics Pro League - 2023/2024 Season
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Gent
PG (predicted goals)
Mechelen
2
1.2
Attack rating
23%
better
KAA
MEC
view stats
Games scored33
27
Failed to score5
11
Scored first21
17
Goals scored74
54
Avg. goals scored1.9
1.4
Avg. shots per game11
10
Avg. shots per goal6
7
Conversion rate18%
14%
KickOff rating
+23%
Defence rating
KAA
MEC
5%
better
view stats
Games conceded29
26
Clean sheets9
12
Conceded first16
18
Goals conceded47
50
Avg. goals conceded1.2
1.3
Avg. shots/game conceded9
11
Avg. shots/goal conceded7
9
Conversion rate14%
12%
KickOff rating
+5%

Gent v Mechelen Pro League lLine ups will show here when available.

Gent Pro League squad statistics 2023/2024
Overall
Attack
Defence
Most startsMost goalsMost assistsMost cards
371588
J SartT Tissoudali T Tissoudali J Torunarigha
Line-upAppserancesgoalsAssistscards
D Roef GLK20
-
I Kandouss DEF322
5
1
T Watanabe DEF3423
1
-
J Torunarigha DEF3012
8
-
M Samoise MID375
4
-
J Sart MID3852
6
-
O Gendelman MID29113
1
1
A Brown MID294
3
1
H Hyun-seok MID2855
1
-
T Tissoudali  FWD34158
4
-
M Fernandez FWD135
1
-
Subs
D Schmidt GLK8
-
S Mitrovic DEF122
2
-
J. Mokio DEF3
-
P Gerkens MID3043
1
-
S Kums MID2815
3
-
M Sonko FWD5
-
D Yokota FWD5
1
-
F. Surdez FWD92
-
L Depoitre FWD911
-
Mechelen Pro League squad statistics 2023/2024
Overall
Attack
Defence
Most startsMost goalsMost assistsMost cards
38878
K Mrabti K Mrabti R SchoofsD Foulon
Line-upAppserancesgoalsAssistscards
G Coucke  GLK35
2
-
M Garananga DEF14
3
-
D Bates DEF342
5
-
E Cobbaut  DEF292
4
-
D Foulon MID3733
8
-
M Konaté  MID242
5
-
R Schoofs MID3677
2
-
B Bolingoli  MID10
1
-
K Mrabti  MID3886
4
-
N Storm MID2215
2
-
I Slimani FWD1134
3
-
Subs
Y Thoelen GLK3
-
S Walsh  DEF301
5
-
N Mukau MID24
2
-
B Bafdili MID172
3
-
J Hecke MID19
1
-
G Hairemans MID3664
2
-
N Bassette FWD225
1
-
P Pflücke FWD3244
1
-
L Lauberbach FWD312
2
-