Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Royale Union SG will be aiming to retain top position in the standings when they take on Mechelen on Sunday afternoon. The league leaders quickly bounced back from a 3-1 loss to Leuven, with the team beating St. Truiden 2-1 at the weekend, but the newcomers need to keep on making progress if they are to win their first ever Jupiler League trophy.
A man to watch in the home team will be Germany international Deniz Undav, who has netted 16 goals so far this season, while Senne Lynen is likely to miss the game through injury. Mechelen, on the other hand, played out a 1-1 draw with Genk in their last league match. De Kakkers aim to climb to the Championship Group berth, but beating the league leaders on the road is easier said than done. First-choice goalkeeper Gaetan Coucke is banned for the match, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.