Mouscron and Mechelen meet at Stade Le Canonnier, in a match for the 2nd round of the Pro League. The record of direct confrontations at this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 3 and drew 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams met at this stadium was on 26-12-2019, in a match for the Pro League that ended with the victory of Mechelen by (1‑2). The goals of the match were scored by N. Antonov (90 ‘), for Mouscron, and J. Van Damme (2’) and W. Togui (45 ‘), for Mechelen. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
The home team comes to this 2nd round after the draw (1‑1) in the first match for the league, against Antwerp. This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 5 victories, 3 draws and 7 defeats as a visitor, with 16 goals scored and 19 suffered; against 4 victories, 4 draws and 7 defeats in his stadium, with 23 goals scored and 24 suffered. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Mouscron won 3, drew 2 and lost 5. Their defense has not been very strong, since they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their attack has scored with consistency, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games.
Having debuted away from home with a draw cannot be considered a bad thing. On the other hand, it forces him to win at home, which is not something extraordinary. Even so, Mouscron will have to play good football, because their rival also wants a positive result. Ideally, therefore, you should be in possession of the ball and be smart and efficient in your performance. By successfully performing your actions, your chances of winning will be greater.
The away team comes to this 2nd round, after the draw in their league debut, against Anderlecht, by (2‑2). This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results away from home than at home, since in last 30 games registers 6 victories, 1 draw and 8 defeats as visitor, with 18 goals scored and 28 suffered; against 4 victories, 5 draws and 6 defeats in his stadium, with 22 goals scored and 30 suffered. In their last 10 away matches, Mechelen has recorded 2 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses. The team allowed the opponent goals in 7 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need to improve. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 13 of the last 17 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals.
Mechelen’s preseason was not the best, as it suffered several negative results. Already in the debut of the Belgian championship they drew at home with Anderlecht, which in a way is not so bad. On the other hand, this forces him to win on this day, as this would make up for the points he lost. However, he knows how difficult it is to play away from his stadium, because the demands are greater. Either way, it is important to score points and it will depend only on you.