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Charleroi host away side Genk at Stade du Pays de Charleroi in this First Division A match on Friday.
All Charleroi v Genk game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Charleroi enter this match coming off the back of a 1-1 First Division A tied result versus Waasland-Beveren.
The only scorer from Charleroi was Massimo Bruno (90'). Aleksandar Vukotić (87') scored for Waasland-Beveren.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Charleroi have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Les Zèbres have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 7 goals in the process. It will be interesting to find out if that trend will be sustained in this game.
Coming into this meeting, Charleroi are winless against KRC Genk in their last 2 matches in the league.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Beerschot in First Division A action, Genk will be hoping to turn things around here.
The only player to score from KRC Genk was Patrik Hrošovský (90'). Jan Van den Bergh (65') and Raphael Holzhauser (82') scored for Beerschot.
During their 6 most recent matches, John van den Brom's KRC Genk have turned their attacks into goals a total of 9 times therefore yielding them a goals scored per game average of 1.5.
Analysis of their past results shows that KRC Genk:
- are winless against Charleroi when having played them away from home in the previous 7 league matches. Not the best of away records.
- are without an away win for the past 5 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 13/05/2018 shows us that Charleroi have won 1 of these and Genk 4, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
An aggregate of 18 goals were scored between them in this period, with 6 for Les Zèbres and 12 belonging to Blauw-Wit. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was First Division A match day 9 on 18/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of KRC Genk 2-1 Charleroi.
The referee was Jonathan Lardot.
Team News: Charleroi
Gjoko Zajkov (Unknown Injury), Ken Nkuba (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Steeven Willems (Achilles tendon surgery) will not be taking part for Charleroi boss Karim Belhocine.
Team News: Genk
Due to a completely healthy group ready to go, Genk manager John van den Brom has no fitness concerns at all before this match.
When taking all factors into account, Genk and Charleroi may well find themselves both scoring in what promises to be a very even battle here.
A draw is a real possibility, as we are expecting there to be little between them. We’re therefore tipping a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 score when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade du Pays de Charleroi (15,000)
Captain: Dorian Dessoleil
Chairman: Fabien Debecq
Manager: Karim Belhocine
Competitions: First Division A position 9, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Player: Mamadou Fall
Mostly played in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Mamadou Fall was born in Senegal. Having made his senior debut playing for Charleroi in the 2016 - 2017 season, the skilful Midfielder has struck 8 league goals in the First Division A 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 23 appearances.