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Charleroi will be the visitors at Ghelamco Arena on Saturday for the First Division A game with home team KAA Gent.
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KAA Gent won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 2-1 First Division A defeat last time out to Standard Liège.
In that game, KAA Gent managed 47% possession and 13 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for KAA Gent was Alessio Castro-Montes (43'). Standard Liège had 16 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Jackson Muleka (66') and Michel-Ange Balikwisha (77') scored for Standard Liège.
KAA Gent have really struggled up front in recent times. Their goals record equals just 4 versus opposing sides during the course of their previous six outings. In those meetings, De Buffalo's have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them total 8. Such a trend isn’t assured to be sustained here, though.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Beerschot in First Division A action, Charleroi will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Charleroi managed 55% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Charleroi was Shamar Nicholson (70'). For their opponents, Beerschot had 12 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Raphael Holzhauser (34', 90') scored for Beerschot.
The stats tell the story, and Charleroi have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 7 goals overall. Defensively, Les Zèbres just haven’t been too solid at all.
Going into this contest, Charleroi haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 14/12/2018 shows that KAA Gent have won 2 of these & Charleroi 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
In all, 15 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 6 for De Buffalo's and 9 coming from Les Zèbres. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
Team News: KAA Gent
KAA Gent manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck has a full complement, with no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game owing to a completely injury-free group available to select from. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Sven Kums and Michael Ngadeu.
Team News: Charleroi
Charleroi manager Karim Belhocine has to choose a team with limited availability. Ken Nkuba (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Steeven Willems (Achilles tendon surgery) are not ready for selection.
KAA Gent can and should see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
However, Charleroi are also probably going to find it difficult to find the back of the net - but, we do see them converting at least once here, too.
We reckon that it will be a decent 3-1 margin for KAA Gent at the end of the match.
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 10, UEFA Qual (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Man: Roman Yaremchuk
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Roman Yaremchuk was born in Lviv, Ukraine. After making a first senior appearance for KAA Gent in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 15 league goals in this First Division A 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 26 appearances.