Sporting Charleroi vs Gent
Belgium- First Division A
Date: Sunday, 28 July 2019
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Pays de Charleroi (Charleroi).
Sporting Charleroi amassed forty-two points from thirty matches last season to ensure their place in the Europa League group. Despite losing the first two games, the squad went on a nine-match winning streak and subsequently topped the table.
However, they failed to recreate a similar success in the finals of the Europa Playoffs and were beaten by Antwerp in a 3-2 scoreline.
Gent finished behind Anderlecht in the regular season on fifth with fifty points in the bag. The squad went off to a dismal start in the Championship group though and were winless in their first seven games.
They also let the Belgium Cup slip from their grasp after their opponents KV Mechelen came from behind to post a 2-1 win.
We can certainly expect an exciting opening clash between the two sides on Sunday, with both sides certain to eye the win and the three points that come with it.
Sporting Charleroi vs Gent Head to head (h2h)
- Three of the last five h2h matchups have seen Sporting Charleroi bag the win.
- The last meeting between the two teams finished 2-0 in favor of Sporting Charleroi.
- Gent have kept just one clean sheet against this side in their previous five ties, while Sporting Charleroi have recorded two.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in two out of their last five games.
Sporting Charleroi vs Gent Prediction
Gent scored a total of fifty-three goals in the last edition, twenty-seven of which came in their trips on the road. Two out of their last three wins in the Championship group were also away from the comforts of home.
Although the hosts have been getting the better of the visitors in their previous three meetings at this venue, they have not always been consistent in ensuring a winning run of form. The squad finished just inside the top ten and failed to come out on top in their final game of the season.
Given Gent’s impressive performances, away from home, they are the favorites to clinch all three points in this one. Considering that both the teams found the back of the net in their final games, expect nothing short of a high scoring clash this weekend.
Sporting Charleroi vs Gent Betting tips
Gent to win @ 2.30 (13/10)
Both teams to score @ 1.66 (2/3).