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Union Saint-Gilloise head to Stade du Pays de Charleroi on Saturday for the First Division A meeting with home team Charleroi.
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Charleroi go into this fixture following a 2-2 First Division A draw vs Club Brugge.
In that match, Charleroi had 47% possession and 9 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Charleroi was Youssouph Badji (13'). Club Brugge got 10 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Brandon Mechele (16' Own goal), Noa Lang (45') and Andreas Skov Olsen (50') scored for Club Brugge.
It has been seldom in recent times that Charleroi have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Charleroi have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 9 goals on the way.
Union Saint-Gilloise will go into the meeting after a 1-0 First Division A win with the eclipse of Oud-Heverlee Leuven in their last match.
In that match, Union Saint-Gilloise had 49% possession and 18 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. The only player to score for Union Saint-Gilloise was Gustaf Nilsson (77'). For their opponents, Oud-Heverlee Leuven got 11 shots on goal with 4 on target.
A sequence of reliable showings from the Union Saint-Gilloise defensive players has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 2 from their past 6 fixtures overall. During the same period of time, their forwards have scored 14. Historical results aside, time will tell if that trend might be maintained in this upcoming game.
Going into this contest, Union Saint-Gilloise are undefeated in their last 8 away league matches. What an impressive run of results.
Head to head
The previous league clash featuring the two was First Division A match day 2 on 29/07/2022 when it ended Union Saint-Gilloise 1-0 Charleroi.
In that game, Union Saint-Gilloise managed 51% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Ross Sykes (56').
For their opponents, Charleroi had 5 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
The referee was Nicolas Laforge.
Team News: Charleroi
There is just the lone fitness concern for the Charleroi gaffer Felice Mazzù to be concerned about from a near full-strength group. Nadhir Benbouali (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is out of contention.
Team News: Union Saint-Gilloise
Owing to a completely healthy squad available to choose from, the Union Saint-Gilloise boss Karel Geraerts has zero fitness concerns to report before this clash.
Our thinking is that Charleroi will have to play well to score goals against this Union Saint-Gilloise outfit who we reckon will just have the edge.
That’s why our selection here is for a highly competitive game with a 0-1 victory for Union Saint-Gilloise at the end of the 90 minutes.
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: Marco Ilaimaharitra
Chairman: Fabien Debecq
Manager: Felice Mazzù
Competitions: First Division A position 12
🔑 Key Man: Daan Heymans
Usually played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Daan Heymans was born in Belgium. Having made his senior debut playing for KVC Westerlo in the 2016 - 2017 season, the skilful Midfielder has got 5 league goals in the Pro League 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in 20 appearances.