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Royal Excel Mouscron make the trip to Stade du Pays de Charleroi on Sunday for the First Division A tie with home side Charleroi.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Charleroi v Royal Excel Mouscron game (inc. the best betting odds).
Charleroi enter this game coming off the back of a 1-1 First Division A drawn result vs Club Brugge.
For Charleroi, the scorers were Dorian Dessoleil (7' Own goal) and Shamar Nicholson (90').
Les Zèbres have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets lately, although they’ve also managed to hit the back of the net themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Les Zèbres have conceded in 5 of them in addition to managing to get on the scoresheet in 5 of those games. That trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, though.
Their prior results show that Charleroi:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Royal Excel Mouscron in their previous 3 games.
- haven't beaten Royal Excel Mouscron in their previous 2 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 6 matches in the league. Fans are getting restless.
Royal Excel Mouscron
After a loss in their previous game against Oostende in First Division A action, Royal Excel Mouscron will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Royal Excel Mouscron managed 41% possession and 10 shots on goal with 2 on target. On the other side, Oostende got 15 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Makhtar Gueye (92') scored for Oostende.
It is worth noting that Royal Excel Mouscron have made hard work of scoring goals in their past 6 clashes, contributing the poor return of just 4. In those matches, Mouscron have also seen the collective goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 12.
Coming into this clash, Royal Excel Mouscron are without a win away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 19/01/2018 tells us that Charleroi have won 3 of these and Royal Excel Mouscron 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 2.
An aggregate of 14 goals were produced between them in this period, with 8 from Les Zèbres and 6 being from Mouscron. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The last league encounter featuring these sides was First Division A match day 7 on 27/09/2020 when the final score was Royal Excel Mouscron 1-1 Charleroi.
The match was refereed by Bram Van Driessche.
Team News: Charleroi
Ken Nkuba (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Marco Ilaimaharitra (Corona virus), Ognjen Vranjes (Corona virus), Gjoko Zajkov (Corona virus) and Steeven Willems (Achilles tendon surgery) will be missing for Charleroi manager Karim Belhocine.
Team News: Royal Excel Mouscron
Out of a mainly available group of players, there is just a single fitness worry for the Royal Excel Mouscron boss Jorge Simão to be concerned with. Marko Bakic (Muscle Injury) misses out for this game.
In our opinion, Charleroi certainly have the ability to get the win and a possible clean sheet when they play Royal Excel Mouscron, who might well find it difficult scoring a goal of their own.
Accordingly, we see a controlled 2-0 winning margin for Charleroi at the end of the match.
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)
Captain: Dorian Dessoleil
Chairman: Fabien Debecq
Manager: Karim Belhocine
Competitions: First Division A position 11, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Key Player: Ali Gholizadeh
Regularly played in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Ali Gholizadeh was born in Namin, Iran. Having made his senior debut playing for Charleroi in the 2018 - 2019 season, the accomplished Midfielder has struck 7 league goals in this First Division A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 30 appearances.