Charleroi vs Zulte-Waregem
Belgian First Division A
Date: Sunday, 21 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Pays de Charleroi (Charleroi).
The clash between Charleroi and Zulte-Waregem should have been a strong top-half-battle in the 11th round of the competition, but it currently has ingredients of a relegation six-pointer after both sides made an underwhelming start to their respective First Division A campaigns.
The Zebras are in somewhat better position after a thread of three wins and two draws across competitions. They, however, dropped down to 10th after losing 2-1 to recently-promoted Cercle Brugge two weeks ago.
The visitors have just not been pulling up any trees and they are second from bottom in the league table after 10 rounds of the competition. Francky Dury’s job is rumoured to be on the line and this could be his last opportunity to turn a corner. To do so, he will desperately need to improve team’s horrendous defensive efforts since Essevee have by far the weakest defensive record in the league with 27 goals conceded in 10 games (almost three per match).
Charleroi vs Zulte-Waregem: Head-to-head
We should witness a high-scoring contest on Sunday judging by the recent head to head stats when it comes to clashes between these two likes.
Each of last three head to head affairs saw at least four goals scored.
Charleroi were much more successful in the process winning four and drawing one of last five meetings with Essevee.
The Zebras bagged as many as seven goals in last two encounters against Zulte-Waregem.
Charleroi vs Zulte-Waregem: Prediction
Felice Mazzu’s men made it two wins on the spin in front of the home crowd and they will have a nice opportunity to extend such thread against the struggling opposition here. Zulte lost each of last four away games in the league conceding as many as 15 goals along (almost four per outing).
We thus have to recognize a strong value in backing the home win at the odds of 1.83 here. You can alternatively back the hosts to net two or more goals at 1.72.
Charleroi vs Zulte-Waregem: Bet Tips
Charleroi to win @ 1.83 (5/6)
Charleroi Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.72 (8/11).