Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Gent will be aiming to build on a thrilling 7-2 win over Waregem when they take on Mechelen in the Conference League Group opener. Gent have been scoring goals for fun of late, and we are positive that they will adopt yet another attack-minded approach against Mechelen. Ukraine international Roman Yaremchuk, who scored a brace in the crushing of Waregem, is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts.
Mechelen, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Waregem and Kortrijk. De Kakkers have been impressive in front of goal of late as well, and, taking everything into account, we believe that punters can find value in betting on over 2.5 goals. Burkina Faso international Issa Kabore returns to contention after serving his one-game ban in the 4-1 triumph over Kortrijk. In their last meeting in the Jupiler League the two teams played out a 1-1 draw.
Highlighted Player (Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui):
Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui is a Cameroon international who plays for Slavia Prague as a defender. Ngadjui started his career at the youth team of Diables Rouges Maroua and in 2007 he moved to Canon Yaounde. The 190-cm tall footballer continued playing for Diables Rouges Maroua at senior level and in 2010 he joined German lower-league side Kirchhorder SC.
At the end of the 2010/2011 he moved to fellow German club SV Sandhausen II and in 2012 he signed a contract with Nurnberg. After making 54 appearances for the reserve team he moved to Romania, signing a deal with Botosani. Michal Ngadeu Ngadjui scored seven goals in 53 league games for the Romanian side before joining Slavia Prague in 2016.
The Cameroonian footballer, who was born in Bafang on November 23, 1990, won the national championship with Slavia Prague in the 2016/2017, but the capital club eventually failed to make it to the Champions League group stages. His main position is centre back, but he is used as a defensive midfielder as well.