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The First Division A clash at Stade du Pays de Charleroi on Saturday will see home side Charleroi taking on opponents Club Brugge.
To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for Charleroi v Club Brugge, scroll down - plus the latest match odds.
Charleroi fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 2-3 First Division A success against KAA Gent.
In that match, Charleroi managed 38% possession and 6 shots at goal with 2 on target. For Charleroi, goals were scored by Ali Gholizadeh (5') and Mamadou Fall (12'). KAA Gent had 15 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Alessio Castro-Montes (35'), Laurent Depoitre (57') and Andreas Hanche-Olsen (95' Own goal) scored for KAA Gent.
Charleroi have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets of late, but they have also managed to convert their own chances into goals. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Charleroi have been punished defensively in 5 of them while also managing to get on the scoresheet in 5 of those games. With no two games being the same, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend shall persist in this next game.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Charleroi:
- have not been beaten in the league by Club Brugge in their last 2 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 3 league matches at home.
Last time out, Club Brugge drew 1-1 in the Champions League match with Paris Saint-Germain.
In that game, Club Brugge had 36% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. The only player to score for Club Brugge was Hans Vanaken (27'). Paris Saint-Germain got 9 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Ander Herrera (15') scored for Paris Saint-Germain.
Proving their penchant for action-packed encounters, we’ve had goals 23 times in the previous 6 matches in which Club Brugge have sent out their troops, giving an average of 3.83 goals per fixture. Opposition teams have got 10 from this total.
Analysis of their past results shows that Club Brugge:
- haven't beaten Charleroi in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
- haven't been defeated by Charleroi when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head clashes dating back to 10/11/2018 shows that Charleroi have won 3 of these games & Club Brugge 1, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
A combined total of 8 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 5 of them from Les Zèbres and 3 netted by Blauw-Zwart. That is an average goals per game value of 1.33.
The last league match featuring the two was First Division A match day 26 on 12/03/2021 when it ended Charleroi 1-1 Club Brugge.
The match was refereed by Lothar D'hondt.
Team News: Charleroi
Ken Nkuba (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Steeven Willems (Achilles tendon surgery) will be missing for Charleroi manager Edward Still. Ali Gholizadeh is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Club Brugge
Club Brugge boss Philippe Clement has some current player fitness concerns. Ruud Vormer (Achilles tendon problems) and José Izquierdo (Unknown Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We’re thinking that Charleroi have it in them to get a goal against this Club Brugge outfit, although just one goal may not quite be enough.
We therefore reckon that it will be a close game with a 1-2 winning margin for Club Brugge at the end of this one. Could easily go either way, this.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade du Pays de Charleroi (15,000)
Chairman: Fabien Debecq
Manager: Edward Still
Competitions: First Division A position 4
⭐ Star Man: Shamar Nicholson
Normally taking up the Striker position, Shamar Nicholson was born in Jamaica. After having played his first senior match for Charleroi in the 2019 - 2020 season, the dangerous Forward has netted 4 league goals in this First Division A 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in 6 appearances.