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Antwerp will be facing visiting club Charleroi at Het Bosuilstadion in the First Division A clash on Sunday.
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Antwerp will play in this game coming off the back of a 1-1 First Division A draw vs KRC Genk.
In that game, Antwerp had 50% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Antwerp was Viktor Fischer (82'). For their opponents, KRC Genk got 10 shots on goal with 2 on target. Paul Onuachu (32') was the scorer for KRC Genk.
Antwerp haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, netting in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They have hit an aggregate of 12 during that period while also conceding a total of 6.
Coming into this meeting, Antwerp have not been beaten in the league by Charleroi in their previous 2 games.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Oud-Heverlee Leuven in First Division A competition, Charleroi and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Charleroi managed 56% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. At the other end, Oud-Heverlee Leuven had 12 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Casper De Norre (17'), Musa Al-Taamari (54') and Sory Kaba (74') scored for Oud-Heverlee Leuven.
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 games involving Charleroi, at least three goals have been hit. The overall average number of goals per match within that time is 3.5, with the average number of goals for Charleroi being 1.67. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen whether the trend will be replicated in this match.
Ahead of this clash, Charleroi have not won against Antwerp in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 26/05/2019, neither club has come out on top overall with Antwerp winning 2 of those games, Charleroi 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
In all, 17 goals were produced between them in these games, with 8 from The Great Old and 9 belonging to Les Zèbres. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The last league encounter featuring the two was First Division A match day 4 on 13/08/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Charleroi 1-1 Antwerp.
On that day, Charleroi had 54% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The scorer was Anass Zaroury (57').
At the other end, Antwerp got 10 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Viktor Fischer (38') scored.
The referee was Jonathan Lardot.
Team News: Antwerp
Didier Lamkel Zé (Unknown Injury), Aurélio Buta (Muscle Injury) and Sander Coopman (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be missing for Antwerp gaffer Brian Priske.
In all likelihood, The Great Old will probably use a 4-3-3 system this time, utilising Jean Butez, Ritchie De Laet, Björn Engels, Dinis Almeida, Jelle Bataille, A. Yusuf Abdullahi, Viktor Fischer, Radja Nainggolan, Johannes Eggestein, Michael Frey and M. Ange Balikwisha.
Team News: Charleroi
Charleroi boss Edward Still has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Steeven Willems (Achilles tendon surgery) and Ken Nkuba (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not ready for selection.
It’s our belief that Les Zèbres seem likely to begin the game with a 4-3-3 system by sending out Bingourou Kamara, Killian Lokembo, Jules Van Cleemput, Stefan Knezevic, Loïc Bessile, Marco Ilaimaharitra, Anthony Descotte, Ryota Morioka, Jackson Tchatchoua, Ali Gholizadeh and Anass Zaroury.
In this match, Charleroi will be up against it to break down a Antwerp side who have the quality to create many chances to win well.
We think that it’s going to be a commanding 3-0 winning scoreline for Antwerp by the conclusion of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Het Bosuilstadion (16,144)
Captain: Faris Haroun
Chairman: Paul Gheysens
Manager: Brian Priske
Competitions: First Division A position 4, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Star Man: Benson Manuel
Usually used in the Right Wing position, Benson Manuel was born in Belgium. Having played his first senior match for Lierse SK in the 2014 - 2015 season, the accomplished Forward has accumulated 5 league goals in this First Division A 2021 - 2022 season to date in 20 appearances.