The 2nd placed Club Brugge are going to be hosted by the 16th placed KV Mechelen counting for the 17th matchday of Belgium Jupiler League. The quality gap between these two teams is substantial, which is one of the reasons why we believe Club Brugge have the upper-hand.
Starting off with the home team, KV Mechelen have won 3 times, drawn 5 times, and lost 7 times so far. Having conceded 28 goals, they are the third-worst defensive team in this league not to mention that they are below average in the offensive end as well. Considering that they only managed to defeat Royal Excel Mouscron, St. Truiden, and Zulte Waregem, who are their direct opponents in the relegation wars, it wouldn’t be wrong to claim that they have had hard times against teams up in the league table.
Club Brugge, on the other hand, have showed us their quality in the Champions League time and time again. They were about to upset Lazio in the group stages and advanced to the next round; however, they finished 3rd and now they will be competing in the Europa League. In their domestic league, they are trailing Genk by only 1 point. It goes without saying that they are one of the two strongest candidates for the title.
As to the head-to-head records, in the last 6 occasions these two teams faced each other, Club Brugge came out on top 4 times. The other two games ended in draws. We are confident that the reigning champions will not make any mistakes on the road; therefore, we believe there are 5/10 chances for Club Brugge to win @1.715.