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Charleroi will be at Jan Breydelstadion on Saturday for the First Division A showdown with home team Cercle Brugge.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Cercle Brugge v Charleroi can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Cercle Brugge enter this match coming off the back of a 1-1 First Division A stalemate versus KRC Genk.
In that game, Cercle Brugge had 38% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer for Cercle Brugge was Thibo Somers (38'). KRC Genk had 8 shots on goal with 4 on target. Théo Bongonda (89') was the scorer for KRC Genk.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Cercle Brugge have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Cercle Brugge have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 8 goals during that time. Historical results aside, time will tell whether that pattern shall be maintained here in this match.
Their prior results show that Cercle Brugge:
- haven't won against Charleroi in their last 5 matches in the league.
- are without a win at home for the past 7 league matches. Things will have to change soon.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Union Saint-Gilloise in First Division A competition, Charleroi and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Charleroi had 56% possession and 9 shots at goal with 0 on target. The scorer for Charleroi was Joris Kayembe (78' Own goal). On the other side, Union Saint-Gilloise got 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Deniz Undav (29', 39') and Bart Nieuwkoop (34') scored for Union Saint-Gilloise.
Edward Still's Charleroi have fired home 10 times in the course of their previous 6 matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during that period equals 7.
Going into this one, Charleroi are undefeated by Cercle Brugge in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 05/10/2018 shows that Cercle Brugge have won 1 of them and Charleroi 5, with the tally of drawn games being 0.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 23 overall which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
The previous league meeting featuring these clubs was First Division A match day 18 on 15/12/2020 and the score finished Cercle Brugge 3-4 Charleroi.
The referee was Wesley Alen.
Team News: Cercle Brugge
The Cercle Brugge manager Yves Vanderhaeghe does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash with a fully healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Charleroi
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad to choose from, the Charleroi manager Edward Still has zero fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash.
Our thinking is that Charleroi and Cercle Brugge should play out a closely-fought contest here.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level. We’re therefore predicting a very even match with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Jan Breydelstadion (29,062)
Captain: Charles Vanhoutte
Chairman: Vincent Goemaere
Manager: Yves Vanderhaeghe
Competitions: First Division A position 17, Belgian Cup (Seventh Round)
🔑 Star Player: Thibo Somers
Normally played in the Right Wing position, Thibo Somers was born in Belgium. After making a first senior appearance for Cercle Brugge in the 2019 - 2020 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the First Division A 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 9 appearances.