Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Standard Liege and Mechelen face each other in a highly-anticipated game at Stade Maurice Dufrasne on Sunday evening. The Red Devils have been totally unpredictable in the 2020/21 Jupiler League campaign, with the team recording six wins, six draws, while suffering two defeats. Standard Liege aim to regain their spot in top four, but the game against Mechelen will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts.
De Kakkers have been impressive in front of goal of late, but they continue to struggle at the back. Anyhow, a lively contest is on the cards at Stade Maurice Dufrasne, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. You should bear in mind that 13 goals in total have been netted in the previous three meetings between the two teams in the Belgian elite division.
Highlighted Player (Mehdi Carcela-González):
Despite being born in Liege, Belgium on July 1, 1989, Mehdi Carcela represents Morocco on the international stage. Carcela initially chose to play for his country of birth Belgium, taking part in two friendlies with the Red Devils, but in February 2011 he made his debut with Morocco.
He represented Morocco at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia, but the African side failed to make it to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament. Speaking of his club career, Mehdi Carcela played for the likes of Standard Liege, Anzhi, Benfica, Granada and Olympiakos (on loan). He currently plays for Standard Liege on loan from Granada.
Mehdi Carcela’s main position is right winger, but he is capable of playing as both attacking midfielder and left winger as well. In the 2008/2009 season the Morocco international won the Belgian Pro League with Standard and seven seasons later he repeated the success with Benfica as the Eagles won Primeira Liga. His preferred foot is left.