Pro League duel: Close contest expected between Genk and Sporting Charleroi

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Competition: Belgium Pro League
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 16:15 (UTC)
Venue: Luminus Arena (24956 seats)

Genk will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 9 points behind Sporting Charleroi.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Genk form and stats

1-2-1 (win-draw-lost) are the Pro League numbers at home for Genk so far this season.

Genk shared the glory with Waasland-Beveren in their last match, an away game that ended all square 1-1. The spoils were shared after 90 minutes before that, a home game that ended 2-2 versus KV Oostende.

This is expected to be a close game, with Genk perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Genk as a small favourite), we find three games. Genk has won one of these, drawn zero and lost two.

The Genk fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 7 goals in 4 league matches. With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the Genk defense is not exactly impregnable. 6 goals conceded from 4 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above.

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Sporting Charleroi form and stats

Playing away, Sporting Charleroi, who have the most points (10) away in Pro League, have won 3 games, drawn 1 and suffered 0 defeats in the Pro League this season.

Sporting Charleroi failed to get anything from their last game, a Pro League home match vs Standard Liege (placed 3rd) that ended with defeat 1-2. A 1-2 loss hosting Lech Poznan before that.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found seven similar matches played by Charleroi in our archives, and the results are: two wins for Sporting Charleroi, three draws and two defeats.

The travelling fans enjoy Sporting Charleroi's attacking play in away games, having scored 7 goals in 4 league matches away. Sporting Charleroi are tighter than a frog's bottom, as only 2 away goals have been conceded so far.

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: four - four - two (Genk wins - draws - Sporting Charleroi wins). As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

GenkE. Onuachu
E. Onuachu
7 goals
Sporting CharleroiK. Rezaei
K. Rezaei
5 goals
Sporting CharleroiM. Fall
M. Fall
3 goals

Genk missing players

Sporting Charleroi missing players

Genk Sporting Charleroi
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
8 4 2 Played P 0 4 8
2 1 0 Won W 0 3 6
4 2 1 Drew D 0 1 1
2 1 1 Lost L 0 0 1
12 7 2 Scored S 0 7 14
13 6 3 Conceded C 0 2 5
88% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 100%
88% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 75% 75%
62% 75% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 25% 38%
38% 50% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 25% 25%
12% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
88% 100% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 50% 50%
12% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 50% 50%
12% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.9 1.5 2.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 2.2 2
3 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
65 33 17 Total Shots T S 0 25 66
29 13 4 Shots on Target S O 0 12 28
41% 54% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 58% 50%
Key stats in Pro League this season:
  • All of Genk's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Genk have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their home matches.
  • Genk have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Genk have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Genk haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Sporting Charleroi has the most points (10) away in Pro League
  • Sporting Charleroi have not yet lost a game away.
  • Sporting Charleroi have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Sporting Charleroi have scored in all their matches so far.
  • Sporting Charleroi haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Sporting Charleroi 8 6 1 1 14 5 4 3 0 1 7 3 4 3 1 0 7 2 9 19
2 Club Brugge 8 6 0 2 21 5 5 3 0 2 9 4 3 3 0 0 12 1 16 18
3 Standard Liege 8 5 2 1 12 6 4 2 2 0 5 3 4 3 0 1 7 3 6 17
4 Beerschot-Wilrijk 8 5 0 3 16 17 4 3 0 1 11 8 4 2 0 2 5 9 -1 15
5 Antwerp 8 4 2 2 15 11 4 2 2 0 8 4 4 2 0 2 7 7 4 14
6 OH Leuven 8 4 2 2 13 12 4 2 1 1 5 5 4 2 1 1 8 7 1 14
7 Anderlecht 8 3 4 1 15 12 4 2 2 0 7 3 4 1 2 1 8 9 3 13
8 KV Oostende 8 3 3 2 12 8 4 2 1 1 9 5 4 1 2 1 3 3 4 12
9 Cercle Brugge 8 4 0 4 11 10 3 2 0 1 5 2 5 2 0 3 6 8 1 12
10 Kortrijk 8 3 2 3 9 9 4 1 1 2 5 6 4 2 1 1 4 3 0 11
11 Genk 8 2 4 2 12 13 4 1 2 1 7 6 4 1 2 1 5 7 -1 10
12 Gent 8 3 0 5 12 11 4 2 0 2 9 6 4 1 0 3 3 5 1 9
13 AS Eupen 8 1 5 2 8 12 4 1 1 2 4 8 4 0 4 0 4 4 -4 8
14 Mechelen 8 2 1 5 9 14 4 1 1 2 6 6 4 1 0 3 3 8 -5 7
15 Zulte-Waregem 8 2 1 5 10 18 4 1 0 3 5 11 4 1 1 2 5 7 -8 7
16 Sint-Truiden 8 1 3 4 6 13 4 1 2 1 4 4 4 0 1 3 2 9 -7 6
17 Waasland-Beveren 8 1 1 6 12 22 4 0 1 3 5 10 4 1 0 3 7 12 -10 4
18 Royal Excel Mouscron 8 0 3 5 3 12 4 0 1 3 1 4 4 0 2 2 2 8 -9 3

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The First Division A is the top league of the football pyramid in Belgium, founded in 1895. It was earlier known as the Belgian Pro League. The season runs from July to May with 16 teams each playing 30 fixtures. The top six in the league table then play a championship playoff, the bottom team is relegated and places #7 to #15 have a Europa League playoff.