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The First Division A tie at Luminus Arena on Sunday sees home side Genk ready themselves for the visit of Charleroi.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Genk v Charleroi can be found here - as well as up-to-date odds.
Genk will play in this game after a 1-1 First Division A drawn game vs Waasland-Beveren.
The only scorer from KRC Genk was Paul Onuachu (67'). Aleksandar Vukotić (96') was the scorer for Waasland-Beveren.
Fixtures featuring KRC Genk have usually been lively ones recently with a lot of goalmouth action being a real hallmark. Over their past 6 games, the sum of 20 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 9 of them being chalked up by Blauw-Wit.
Coming into this contest, KRC Genk are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Standard Liège in First Division A action, Charleroi and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
The only player to score from Charleroi was Mamadou Fall (87'). Michel-Ange Balikwisha (79') and Nicolas Raskin (84') scored for Standard Liège.
The numbers tell their own story, and Charleroi have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 7 goals in total. At the back, Les Zèbres certainly have room for improvement. We will have to see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Analysis of their past results shows that Charleroi:
- have not registered a win against KRC Genk when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 5 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 13/04/2018 shows that Genk have won 3 of these games & Charleroi 1, with the number of draws being 2.
An aggregate of 19 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 12 from Blauw-Wit and 7 for Les Zèbres. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
Team News: Genk
Rubin Seigers (Medial Collateral Ligament Knee Injury) and Bryan Heynen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) aren’t available for Genk manager Jess Thorup. Bastien Toma cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Charleroi
Charleroi manager Karim Belhocine has not got a full squad to pick from. Christophe Diandy (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Massimo Bruno (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out on this game.
In our view, Charleroi and Genk could well cancel each other out, with goals at a real premium.
It will be interesting to see how this one goes, and it’s not easy to pick a clear winner. That is why we are leaning toward a very competitive game with a 0-0 score at full-time.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Luminus Arena (23,718)
Captain: Sébastien Dewaest
Chairman: Peter Croonen
Manager: Jess Thorup
Competitions: First Division A position 11
🔑 Key Man: Junya Ito
Customarily taking up the Right Wing position, Junya Ito was born in Yokosuka, Japan. After having played his first senior match for Ventforet Kofu in the 2015 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the First Division A 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 8 appearances.