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Charleroi will host visiting rivals KV Kortrijk at Stade du Pays de Charleroi in the First Division A match on Saturday.
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Charleroi fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 1-0 First Division A success over KV Kortrijk.
It has not been often in recent games where Charleroi have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Charleroi have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 10 goals in the process. That trend might not be continued into this match, however.
Looking at their past form shows that Charleroi:
- have not been beaten in the league by KV Kortrijk in their last 8 games. A long run without a loss.
- have not been beaten in their last 5 home league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 4 league games. Their fans aren't happy.
Looking at their form, and KV Kortrijk have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 16 goals overall. In defence, KV Kortrijk have seen their frailties exposed.
Their previous form shows that KV Kortrijk:
- have left without a victory over Charleroi in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
- remain unbeaten by Charleroi in away games against them for the last 4 matches in the league. A very good record, indeed.
- are without an away win for the past 7 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 07/12/2020 shows that Charleroi have won 2 of these & KV Kortrijk 0, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 4.
A combined total of 15 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 for Les Zèbres and 6 coming from De Kerels. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The previous league game featuring these sides was First Division A match day 28 on 04/03/2023 and the score finished KV Kortrijk 0-1 Charleroi.
On that day, KV Kortrijk managed 51% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
For their opponents, Charleroi got 10 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Youssouph Badji (73') scored.
The referee was Nicolas Laforge.
Team News: Charleroi
Ryota Morioka (Knock), Nadhir Benbouali (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Jules Van Cleemput (Tendonitis), Stefan Knezevic (Knee Injury), Ken Nkuba (Meniscal Injury) and Antoine Bernier (Biceps femoris muscle injury) won’t be available for Charleroi boss Felice Mazzù.
In all likelihood, Les Zèbres should line up in a 3-4-3 formation in the match, beginning the first half with Herve Koffi, Jonas Bager, Damien Marcq, Stelios Andreou, Zan Rogelj, Marco Ilaimaharitra, Adem Zorgane, Vetle Dragsnes, Parfait Guiagon, Oday Dabbagh and Isaac Mbenza.
Team News: KV Kortrijk
KV Kortrijk manager Edward Still has a number of players out of action. Thierry Ambrose (Achilles tendon rupture), Aleksandar Radovanovic (Knock) and Youssef Challouk (Knee Injury) are not ready for selection. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Marco Kana and Nayel Mehssatou.
There’s a good chance that De Kerels seem likely to play in a 3-5-2 system, settling for Tom Vandenberghe, Mark Mampasi, A. Radovanovic, Joao Silva, Sheyi Ojo, Lynnt Audoor, Abdelkahar Kadri, Abdoulaye Sissako, Dion De Neve, Mounaim El Idrissy and Felipe Avenatti.
In our opinion, Charleroi should be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
However, KV Kortrijk may well find it hard to score but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be hitting back at some stage.
We’re tipping a fairly comfortable 3-1 winning score for Charleroi at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade du Pays de Charleroi (15,000)
Captain: Marco Ilaimaharitra
Chairman: Fabien Debecq
Manager: Felice Mazzù
Competitions: First Division A position 14, Belgian Cup (Seventh Round)
⭐ Star Man: Oday Dabbagh
Generally used in the Striker position, Oday Dabbagh was born in Jerusalem, Israel. After making a first senior appearance for Arouca in the 2021 - 2022 season, the accomplished Forward has scored 2 league goals in this Pro League 2023 - 2024 campaign to date coming from a total of 7 appearances.