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Antwerp journey to Stade du Pays de Charleroi on Sunday for the First Division A clash with home side Charleroi.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Charleroi v Antwerp are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Charleroi will be looking for another win after the 1-3 First Division A success over Oud-Heverlee Leuven.
For Charleroi, goals were scored by Dorian Dessoleil (6'), Mamadou Fall (49') and Kaveh Rezaei (80'). Xavier Mercier (34') was the scorer for Oud-Heverlee Leuven.
Their most recent results shine a light on the fact that it has been a great time for the Charleroi rearguard. Les Zèbres have been miserly, resulting in the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their last 6 outings standing at 3. It will be interesting to find out if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Pre-game facts show that Charleroi:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Antwerp in their previous 3 games.
- have not been beaten in their last 10 home league matches. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Antwerp head into the match after a 1-0 First Division A win with the downing of KAA Gent in their most recent outing.
The only name on the scoresheet from Antwerp was Dieumerci Mbokani (17').
In their last 6 outings, Antwerp have helped themselves to the sum of 8 goals. The Great Old have also not failed to score on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, their defenders have seen 4 goals go against them.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 27/01/2018, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Charleroi winning 2 of those games, Antwerp 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
16 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 8 from Les Zèbres and 8 belonging to The Great Old. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The last league encounter featuring the two was First Division A match day 26 on 16/02/2020 and the score finished Antwerp 1-1 Charleroi.
The referee was Bram Van Driessche.
Team News: Charleroi
Massimo Bruno (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Christophe Diandy (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be missing for Charleroi gaffer Karim Belhocine. Mamadou Fall cannot play in this game through suspension.
We think that Les Zèbres look set to kick off with a 4-2-3-1 system and select Nicolas Penneteau, Joris Kayembe Ditu, Dorian Dessoleil, Steeven Willems, Maxime Busi, Marco Ilaimaharitra, Guillaume Gillet, Ali Gholizadeh, Ryota Morioka, Ivan Goranov and Kaveh Rezaei.
Team News: Antwerp
Antwerp boss Ivan Leko has not got a full squad to pick from. Aurélio Buta (Torn Muscle), Matheus (Calf Injury), Alexis De Sart (Intraarticular ligament crack in the ankle) and Sander Coopman (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) can’t be considered.
There’s a good chance that The Great Old seem likely to make use of a 3-5-2 formation, choosing Jean Butez, Abdoulaye Seck, Ritchie De Laet, Dylan Batubinsika, Nill De Pauw, Birger Verstraete, Faris Haroun, Pieter Gerkens, Didier Lamkel Ze, Lior Refaelov and Dieumerci Mbokani.
We envisage that Antwerp have it within them to breach the defence of this Charleroi team, but that is unlikely to be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re expecting a close game with a 2-1 advantage for Charleroi after 90 minutes. Should be a good one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade du Pays de Charleroi (15,000)
Captain: Dorian Dessoleil
Chairman: Fabien Debecq
Manager: Karim Belhocine
Competitions: First Division A position 2
⭐ Key Man: Kaveh Rezaei
Customarily playing in the Striker position, Kaveh Rezaei was born in Eslamabad-e Gharb, Iran. Having made a first senior appearance for Charleroi in the 2017 - 2018 season, the talented Forward has struck 2 league goals in the First Division A 2020 - 2021 season so far in 2 appearances.