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Charleroi will be hosting visiting team KAA Gent at Stade du Pays de Charleroi in this First Division A match on Sunday.
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Charleroi enter this game following a 3-3 First Division A drawn result versus KV Mechelen.
For Charleroi, goals were scored by Kaveh Rezaei (20') and Ali Gholizadeh (72'). Geoffry Hairemans (9'), Igor de Camargo (32'), Jordi Vanlerberghe (57' Own goal) and Joachim Van Damme (83') scored for KV Mechelen.
It has been all too rare in recent games that Charleroi have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Les Zèbres have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 10 goals along the way. Let’s find out if that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Heading into this contest, Charleroi are unbeaten in the league by KAA Gent in their previous 3 games.
In the game prior to this, KAA Gent drew 1-1 in the First Division A tie with RSC Anderlecht.
The only name on the scoresheet from KAA Gent was Roman Yaremchuk (89'). Michael Murillo (44') scored for RSC Anderlecht.
KAA Gent have seen success in front of goal in their most recent fixtures, having scored 8 goals in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that De Buffalo's have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same matches.
Coming into this meeting, KAA Gent have not won against Charleroi when they've played them away from home in the last 6 matches in the league. They'll be keen to stop this run.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head meetings going back to 04/05/2018 tells us that Charleroi have won 4 of these and KAA Gent 1, with the number of drawn games being 1.
An aggregate of 14 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 of them from Les Zèbres and 4 created by De Buffalo's . That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The previous league game between these clubs was First Division A match day 29 on 07/03/2020 and the score finished KAA Gent 1-4 Charleroi.
The match was refereed by Jan Boterberg.
Team News: Charleroi
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the lone fitness concern for the Charleroi gaffer Karim Belhocine to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust group of players. Massimo Bruno (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is sidelined.
Team News: KAA Gent
Gent boss Wim De Decker has not got a full squad to pick from. Alexandre De Bruyn (Hamstring Injury) and Roman Yaremchuk (Corona virus) will not be playing here.
In this match, KAA Gent have the ability to get a goal against this Charleroi outfit, but it may not quite be enough to prevent defeat.
Our selection here is for a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Charleroi by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Could easily see this go either way.
🏟️ 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, Belgian Cup (Sixth Round), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Star Man: Kaveh Rezaei
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Kaveh Rezaei was born in Eslamabad-e Gharb, Iran. Having played his first senior match for Charleroi in the 2017 - 2018 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 6 league goals in this First Division A 2020 - 2021 season so far in 10 appearances.