Saturday’s First Division A - Play-Offs fixture list will see KAA Gent up against Charleroi.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for KAA Gent v Charleroi are shown on this page - as well as the best betting odds.
KAA Gent, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-2 First Division A - Play-Offs victory vs KRC Genk.
In that game, KAA Gent managed 46% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For KAA Gent, goals were scored by Tarik Tissoudali (29') and Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (72'). For their opponents, KRC Genk got 8 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that not much more can be done by the KAA Gent rearguard. KAA Gent have kept it tight, seeing the tally of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their previous six games standing at 3. Let’s see if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Charleroi go into this encounter after a 3-2 First Division A - Play-Offs win against KV Mechelen in their last outing.
In that match, Charleroi managed 41% possession and 19 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Charleroi, goals were scored by Ken Nkuba (34') and Vakoun Issouf Bayo (53', 70'). KV Mechelen got 15 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Gustav Engvall (21', 74') was the scorer for KV Mechelen.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 games featuring Charleroi, at least three goals have gone in. The overall average goals scored per game during that time is 3.67, with the number of goals averaged by Charleroi standing at 1.83.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head clashes going back to 22/11/2020 tells us that KAA Gent have won 4 of these games & Charleroi 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
18 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 13 from De Buffalo's and 5 created by Les Zèbres. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was First Division A - Play-Offs match day 2 on 30/04/2022 which finished with the scoreline of Charleroi 1-3 KAA Gent.
On that day, Charleroi had 45% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer was Adem Zorgane (45').
On the other side, KAA Gent had 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Darko Lemajić (53', 61') and Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui (67') scored.
The match was refereed by Erik Lambrechts.
Team News: KAA Gent
The KAA Gent manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match with a fully healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Charleroi
Thanks to a completely injury-free group to pick from, the Charleroi manager Edward Still does not have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match.
We feel that in this game, KAA Gent will probably convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
However, Charleroi are also probably going to find it difficult to get a goal of their own but we do fancy them hitting back at some stage.
We’re tipping a 3-1 victory for KAA Gent at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ghelamco Arena (20,000)
Captain: Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe
Chairman: Ivan De Witte
Manager: Hein Vanhaezebrouck
Competitions: First Division A position 5, Belgian Cup (Final), Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying), Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
🔑 Star Man: Tarik Tissoudali
Normally played in the Left Wing position, Tarik Tissoudali was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. After making a first senior appearance for Telstar in the 2014 - 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has netted 19 league goals in this First Division A 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in 29 appearances.