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Genk will be visiting Stade du Pays de Charleroi on Sunday for the First Division A game with home side Charleroi.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Charleroi v KRC Genk can be found here - plus the latest match odds.
Charleroi go into this fixture coming off the back of a 2-2 First Division A drawn result against KV Kortrijk.
In that match, Charleroi managed 55% possession and 19 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. For Charleroi, the goalscorers were Shamar Nicholson (64') and Ali Gholizadeh (95'). At the other end, KV Kortrijk had 20 shots at goal with 8 on target. Faiz Selemani (45') and Rachid Alioui (73') scored for KV Kortrijk.
It’s not been often in recent games that Charleroi have shown defensive steel. In fact, Charleroi have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 11 goals in the process. That being said, we will just have to wait and see if that trend will persist in this upcoming game or not.
Analysis of their past results shows that Charleroi:
- have not beaten KRC Genk in their last 3 matches in the league.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Eupen in First Division A competition, Genk and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, KRC Genk managed 68% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For KRC Genk, the goals were scored by Kristian Thorstvedt (11') and Ike Ugbo (71'). Eupen got 12 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Smail Prevljak (16', 86') and Jonathan Heris (93') scored for Eupen.
Illustrating their appetite for fruitful encounters, goals have been seen as many as 21 times in the previous 6 games in which KRC Genk have sent out their troops, yielding a mean average of 3.5 goals for each clash. Opposition teams have managed 11 from this total.
Heading into this contest, KRC Genk are without a win away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 19/08/2018 tells us that Charleroi have won 1 of these games & Genk 4, with the number of drawn results being 1.
A combined total of 16 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 of them from Les Zèbres and 10 being from Blauw-Wit. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The last league game between the two was First Division A match day 28 on 26/02/2021 when the final score was Charleroi 1-2 KRC Genk.
The referee was Jan Boterberg.
Team News: Charleroi
Ken Nkuba (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Steeven Willems (Achilles tendon surgery) aren’t available for Charleroi manager Edward Still.
Team News: Genk
Due to a fully injury-free squad ready to go, the Genk boss John van den Brom does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match.
We’ve got the feeling that Charleroi will have to work hard as a team to see themselves scoring against this KRC Genk team who we think might just have the edge.
We therefore see a very even match with a 0-1 advantage for KRC Genk when the full-time whistle blows.
Expecting it to be tight.
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)
Chairman: Fabien Debecq
Manager: Edward Still
Competitions: First Division A position 11, Belgian Cup (Sixth Round)
⭐ Star Player: Anass Zaroury
Normally played in the Left Wing position, Anass Zaroury was born in Belgium. After making a first senior appearance for Charleroi in the 2021 - 2022 season, the dangerous Forward has bagged 3 league goals in the First Division A 2021 - 2022 season so far coming from a total of 9 appearances.