Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Mechelen will be aiming to bounce back from a heavy 7-2 loss to Anderlecht when they take on Leuven at AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne. De Kakers continue with their old habit of producing much better performances at home than on the travels, but this game will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Dylan Dassy remains in the treatment room, while both Alec Van Hoorenbeeck and Niklo Dailly are major doubts.
Head coach Wouter Vrancken should opt to make changes to the team that suffered the defeat in Brussels, with veteran midfielder Onur Kaya pushing for a start. Leuven, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Kortrijk. The visitors have been playing some high-scoring games of late, and given Mechelen’s attacking potential, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered. Sebastien Dewaest returns from suspension, while Runar Alex Runarsson is out of contention due to personal reasons.