Mechelen and Standard measure strength in AFAS-Stadion Achter of Kazerne, in a match for the 22nd round of the Pro League. In the last direct showdown for this edition of the league, on 10-11-2019, the Mechelen won out by (1-2). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins and 1 draw in the last 4 games. However, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 30-07-2017, in a Pro League match that ended in a draw for (1‑1). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since the Standard presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
After 10 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses, the home team is currently in 6th place, with 34 points won. In their last match, they won Mouscron out by (1-2), after in the previous match they won by (1-2) at home, in a match against KV Oostende. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 22 goals scored and 26 suffered; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in his stadium, with 23 goals scored and 31 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a home defeat with AZ Alkmaar by (1-5). For the championship, Mechelen conquered 15 points in 30 possible, after 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 games he played in his stadium. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of their last 10 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2.5 goals. This is a team that marks few times is primeiro and that only managed to open the scoring in 2 of its last 21 games for the Pro League, of these 2 it came to rest in advantage in all and won at the end of the 90’s in all.
The Mechelen campaign is being positive and if at least it manages to stay that way it won’t be able to complain at the end of the season. On the other hand, you can look for something even better and it will only depend on yourself and what you present in the field. Therefore, you must show within the four lines a lot of attitude and determination, all this so as not to risk losing points. In this way, he comes to this duel determined to obtain a favorable result and will fight hard for it. In this match, Joachim Van Damme will be absent, in the medical department.
The visiting team is currently in 5th position, with 35 points won, after 10 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out against Waasland-Beveren by (2‑1). In the last game, he lost at home against Gent by (0-1). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this match after a victory outside with PEC Zwolle by (0-2). For the championship, Standard won 12 points in 30 possible, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 games he played as a visitor. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-1 (4 in 10 games). His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their away matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of their last 10 matches have ended with Over 2.5 goals. This is a team that usually marks few times first: he only opened the scoring in 4 of his last 21 games for the Pro League, of these 4 he came to the break in advantage in 3 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 3. In 21 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 comeback.
That the Standard Liège campaign is good is nothing new, but not yet ideal for this team. In other words, the team is looking for a better position and will do everything possible to try to reach it. Of course, it will not be easy and does not depend only on itself, but at least its part will try to do successfully. It is precisely because of this fact that he comes to the field to add a victory and does not imagine leaving the field with a stumble. In this match, Orlando Sá and Noë Dussenne will be absent, because they are in the medical department.