Open game expected at Stade du Pays de Charleroi: Sporting Charleroi vs Genk preview

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Competition: Belgium Pro League
Competition: Fri 26.February
Match begins: 19:45 (UTC)
Venue: Stade du Pays de Charleroi (15000 seats)

Sporting Charleroi will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 4 points behind Genk.

Insights:
  • Sporting Charleroi has the fewest scored goals (13) at home in Pro League
  • Genk has the most dropped points from leading position (19) in Pro League

This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

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Sporting Charleroi form and stats

Sporting Charleroi, who have the fewest scored goals (13) at home in Pro League, have played 12 Pro League games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 5-3-4 (wins-draws-losses). Charleroi have played two draws in a row on their own stadium.

Charleroi shared the glory with Waasland-Beveren in their last match, an away game that ended all square 1-1. A Belgian Cup defeat was the result before that one, 1-3 away at Gent.

Massimo Bruno was able to secure the draw 1-1 in the game against Waasland-Beveren after coming on as a substitute and scoring the final goal. In the starting lineup today?

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Charleroi have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found five matches with the results: Won three, drawn zero and lost two.

Charleroi are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 13 goals in 12 games. From these home matches, Charleroi have conceded only 9 goals.

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Genk form and stats

Playing away, Genk have won 5 games, drawn 3 and suffered 6 defeats in the Pro League this season. It's a growing despair in Genk as they have recorded three consecutive losses.

Genk failed to get anything from their last game, a Pro League home match vs Beerschot-Wilrijk (placed 6th) that ended with defeat 1-2. Preceding that game, the 1-3 loss visiting KV Oostende's place.

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

The travelling fans enjoy Genk's attacking play in away games, having scored 22 goals in 14 league matches away. Genk have conceded 22 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Genk - Sporting Charleroi 2-1 entered in the official records. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: two wins for Charleroi, three draws and five wins for Genk. Over 2,5 goals: six times; under 2,5 goals: four games.

Top Goalscorers

GenkE. Onuachu
E. Onuachu
23 goals
GenkT. Bongonda Mbul'Ofeko Batombo
T. Bongonda Mbul'Ofeko Batombo
12 goals
CharleroiM. Fall
M. Fall
8 goals

Sporting Charleroi missing players

Genk missing players

Sporting Charleroi Genk
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
27 12 4 Played P 4 14 28
11 5 4 Won W 2 5 12
6 3 0 Drew D 2 3 7
10 4 0 Lost L 0 6 9
40 13 7 Scored S 4 22 52
36 9 1 Conceded C 2 22 40
96% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 50% 86% 93%
78% 58% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 79% 89%
52% 25% 25% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 64% 68%
30% 8% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 36% 39%
15% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 29% 25%
59% 33% 25% BTTS BTTS 50% 71% 79%
26% 42% 75% Clean Sheets C S 50% 14% 14%
19% 33% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 29% 14%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.9 1.8 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.9 1.7
3 1 0 Red cards R C 0 3 6
 
8.1 9.1 12.5 Shots (avg) S ( 7.5 6.7 8.9
3.7 4.6 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.8 3.2 4.3
40% 24% 35% Goal Efficiency G E 27% 49% 43%
Key stats in Pro League this season:
  • Genk has the most dropped points from leading position (19) in Pro League
  • Genk has the most points from losing position (16) in Pro League
  • Sporting Charleroi has the fewest scored goals (13) at home in Pro League

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Club Brugge 26 19 3 4 55 18 13 9 1 3 24 11 13 10 2 1 31 7 37 60
2 Antwerp 28 14 6 8 44 36 14 7 4 3 22 17 14 7 2 5 22 19 8 48
3 Genk 28 12 7 9 52 40 14 7 4 3 30 18 14 5 3 6 22 22 12 43
4 KV Oostende 28 12 7 9 43 36 14 8 4 2 30 18 14 4 3 7 13 18 7 43
5 Anderlecht 28 10 12 6 36 29 14 7 6 1 18 8 14 3 6 5 18 21 7 42
6 Beerschot-Wilrijk 28 12 4 12 50 53 14 6 3 5 27 24 14 6 1 7 23 29 -3 40
7 Zulte-Waregem 28 12 4 12 44 49 15 5 2 8 19 30 13 7 2 4 25 19 -5 40
8 OH Leuven 27 11 7 9 44 43 14 7 2 5 19 18 13 4 5 4 25 25 1 40
9 Mechelen 28 11 7 10 42 44 15 4 4 7 23 26 13 7 3 3 19 18 -2 40
10 Standard Liege 28 10 10 8 40 34 14 5 7 2 20 16 14 5 3 6 20 18 6 40
11 Sporting Charleroi 27 11 6 10 40 36 12 5 3 4 13 9 15 6 3 6 27 27 4 39
12 Gent 28 10 7 11 41 34 13 5 3 5 23 17 15 5 4 6 18 17 7 37
13 Kortrijk 28 10 6 12 35 40 14 5 2 7 21 27 14 5 4 5 14 13 -5 36
14 AS Eupen 28 7 12 9 33 44 14 4 5 5 19 23 14 3 7 4 14 21 -11 33
15 Sint-Truiden 28 8 7 13 35 42 14 5 3 6 18 16 14 3 4 7 17 26 -7 31
16 Cercle Brugge 28 8 2 18 32 46 14 3 1 10 18 25 14 5 1 8 14 21 -14 26
17 Royal Excel Mouscron 28 6 8 14 24 43 14 3 5 6 14 18 14 3 3 8 10 25 -19 26
18 Waasland-Beveren 28 6 7 15 34 57 14 3 2 9 15 30 14 3 5 6 19 27 -23 25

Read more about Pro League

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.