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Charleroi make the trip to Diaz Arena on Saturday for the First Division A game with home side Oostende.
All Oostende v Charleroi match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Oostende will be looking for another win after a 1-3 First Division A - Play-Offs success against Standard Liège.
In that match, Oostende managed 52% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For Oostende, the scorers were Kévin Vandendriessche (6', 61') and Indy Boonen (50'). At the other end, Standard Liège had 4 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Michel-Ange Balikwisha (13') scored for Standard Liège.
Three or more goals per match were seen in 6 of the past 6 meetings where Oostende have been involved. Opposing sides scored 16 of them in these games while De Kustboys totted up 15. Let’s see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Eupen in First Division A action, Charleroi will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Charleroi managed 52% possession and 21 shots at goal with 7 on target. For Charleroi, the goalscorers were Ali Gholizadeh (32') and Marco Ilaimaharitra (81'). Eupen got 13 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Smail Prevljak (19', 28', 45') scored for Eupen.
The stats tell the story, and Charleroi have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 11 goals in all. In defence, Les Zèbres can certainly do much better.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 03/04/2019 tells us that Oostende have won 2 of these games & Charleroi 3, with the number of drawn games being 1.
A sum of 19 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 7 from De Kustboys and 12 for Les Zèbres. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was First Division A match day 30 on 09/01/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Oostende 3-2 Charleroi.
The match was refereed by Lothar D'hondt.
Team News: Oostende
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the sole fitness concern for the Oostende gaffer Alexander Blessin to be concerned with thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. Cameron McGeehan (Ankle Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Charleroi
Thanks to a largely available group, there’s only the sole fitness issue for the Charleroi manager Edward Still to be concerned with. Ken Nkuba (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
In our opinion, Charleroi would be disappointed if they were not to score a goal against this Oostende side, although it is unlikely to prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
Our tip is for both teams to score in a 2-1 victory for Oostende at the end of the match. Expecting it to be very competitive.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Diaz Arena (8,400)
Chairman: Gauthier Ganaye
Manager: Alexander Blessin