Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
There will be fireworks when Mechelen and Antwerp take on each other at AFAS-stadion in a highly-anticipated Jupiler League opener. Mechelen experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a warm-up encounter with Wolfsburg (3-4), and it is no wonder the odds for away win have been dropping. Defender Sandy Walsh remains in the recovery room, but he should be the only absentee in the home team.
Antwerp, on the other hand, did well to sign Vincent Janssen from Monterrey in the summer, and given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Radja Nainggolan and Co. Defender Aurelio Buta misses out with injury for the away side. When the two teams met in a friendly early in July Antwerp rolled over Mechelen 4-0, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.