Mechelen boosted their morale for the upcoming second leg of the Belgian Cup, as they did their part last Saturday on the road to minors from Seraing with a routine 0:2 victory.
The visitors were more concrete since the kickoff, scoring on one occasion in each part of the clash, not facing any serious resistance by their foes, and bringing this clash to an end without any major problems.
Mechelen is sitting at the 13th spot in the Jupiler League standings, currently having seven points less than playoff-placed Cercle Brugge.
Defender Lavalee (14/0) is suspended. Injured and out are defenders Walsh (23/2) and Bolingoli-Mbombo (17/0), while Vanlerberghe (14/2) remains doubtful.
Waregem showed a great deal of potency, but also backline vulnerability in their latest appearance at home against slightly underestimated Kortrijk when they took a point in a 3:3 rollercoaster.
The hosts found themselves in a 2:3 deficit after the 65th, but were holding on to their offensive approach, and managed to add one more to the scoreline in the last ten minutes.
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Still, Waregem has some serious issues about their fate among the elite, as they are holding the relegation-leading 16th spot in the standings, three points in deficit compared to the safely-placed Eupen.
The guests keep missing midfielder Vormer (6/0) and goalkeeper Beernaert, with midfielder Tambedou (17/1) being doubtful.
Deja vu all over again
Mechelen has a slight 2:1 advantage from the first leg but in these types of clashes, it can be easily lost, so scoring as quickly as possible will be a thing that occupies the minds of each side.
Both squads are not shining this season in Jupiler League, and are undeniably considering this competition as a season savior of some kind, so at least in m opinion, the stage is set for quite an interesting encounter, in which it is almost impossible to see a small number of goals regardless of the outcome.
TvMoca Betting Tips : Over 2.5 Goals