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Charleroi meet visiting rivals KV Mechelen at Stade du Pays de Charleroi in this First Division A match on Saturday.
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Charleroi will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 3-2 First Division A loss in their previous game against Oostende.
For Charleroi, goals were scored by Shamar Nicholson (27') and Kaveh Rezaei (75'). Fashion Sakala (5'), Jack Hendry (58') and Andrew Hjulsager (63') scored for Oostende.
In their past 6 games, Karim Belhocine's Charleroi have managed to score 10 times which gives them an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.67.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Charleroi:
- have not lost a league tie with KV Mechelen in their last 5 matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
KV Mechelen will go into this meeting following a 3-0 First Division A win to defeat Antwerp in their most recent fixture.
For KV Mechelen, the scorers were Rob Schoofs (59') and Geoffry Hairemans (62', 67').
Demonstrating their partiality to eventful matches, goals have been celebrated 21 times in the last six matches in which KV Mechelen have taken to the field, making it a mean average of 3.5 goals for each meeting. Opposing teams have hit 10 of those goals.
Their prior results show that KV Mechelen:
- have not registered a win against Charleroi when they have played them away from home in the previous 8 league games. A very poor set of away results, indeed.
- have not been beaten in their last 5 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head clashes dating back to 20/12/2016 tells us that Charleroi have won 2 of these and KV Mechelen 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 3.
A combined total of 18 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 10 from Les Zèbres and 8 being from Mechelen. The average goals per game has been 3.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was First Division A match day 12 on 06/11/2020 when the final score was KV Mechelen 3-3 Charleroi.
The referee was Bert Put.
Team News: Charleroi
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just one fitness concern for the Charleroi gaffer Karim Belhocine to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength squad. Ken Nkuba (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is sidelined. Marco Ilaimaharitra will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: KV Mechelen
From a largely available squad, there is just the one fitness worry for the KV Mechelen gaffer Wouter Vrancken to be concerned about. Nikola Storm (Muscle Injury) won’t be playing here.
We think that KV Mechelen might have a difficult job to register a score against this Charleroi team who we think will likely be able to grind out a win.
We’re therefore seeing a 1-0 win for Charleroi at the conclusion of the game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade du Pays de Charleroi (15,000)
Captain: Dorian Dessoleil
Chairman: Fabien Debecq
Manager: Karim Belhocine
Competitions: First Division A position 3, Belgian Cup (Sixth Round), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Player: Kaveh Rezaei
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Kaveh Rezaei was born in Eslamabad-e Gharb, Iran. After having played his first senior match for Charleroi in the 2017 - 2018 season, the gifted Forward has hit 7 league goals in this First Division A 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 14 appearances.