Genk vs Sporting Charleroi Match Preview and Predictions

Genk vs Sporting Charleroi
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Friday, 4 May 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK
Venue: GHELAMCO-arena (Gent).

Gent continued to struggle on Sunday when they fell 1-3 at home to Standard Liege, their third loss in four First Division A outings. Can the Buffalo’s bounce back five days later when they are to open the new Matchday, hosting the rock-bottomed side of the Championship Round Sporting Charleroi at GHELAMCO-arena?

The hosts kind of lost ground on the likes of Anderlecht and Standard Liege in the battle or the second place and the Champions League qualifications with the mentioned thread. Yves Vanderhaeghe needs to find the way to improve the obvious defensive holes given that his squad chipped five goals in last two losses to Charleroi and Standard Liege.

The Zebras, on the other side, failed to back up the mentioned victory over Gent by falling 3-1 away at Anderlecht last weekend. They thus returned to the very foot of the Championship Round standings, but an upset here would get them back in the contest for the European football next term once again.

Gent vs Sporting Charleroi: Head-to-head

Gent were much more successful in the history of the head to head encounters with Sporting Charleroi.

They won 24, drew 14 and lost 11 of 49 meetings with the Zebras.

The Buffalos were particularly impressive in home matches, having bagged 15 wins and only 2 defeats in 24 games.

Gent vs Sporting Charleroi: Prediction

The hosts should have a nice opportunity to rebound from the recent failures here given they are up against an outfit which lost four on the trot on the road. Furthermore, Charleroi notched just one goal in these four defeats, conceding as many as nine in last two away losses to Club Brugge and Anderlecht.

If we add that Gent were ruthless in the history of home matches against the Zebras, we have to see the home win as a banker at the odds of 1.50. You can also back the Buffalos to net two or more goals at 1.66.

Gent vs Sporting Charleroi: Bet Tips

Gent to win @ 1.50

Gent Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.66