Gent vs Charleroi
Belgian First Division A
Date: Friday, 26 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: GHELAMCO-arena (Gent).
Gent finally managed to keep things quiet at the back last weekend when they demolished Oostende 0-4 on the road to break into the top six in the First Division A standings. Stallone Limbombe was the man who inspired the victory with a brace, while the likes of Roman Yaremchuk and Giorgi Chakvetadze also added their names to the scoreline.
Can the Buffalos capitalize on such an exquisite display and make it back-to-back league wins on Friday evening when they are set to raise the curtain on the 12th round with the home clash against mid-table rivals Sporting Charleroi?
Gent vs Charleroi: Head-to-head
Gent have a positive head to head record, but it’s Charleroi who came on top in both of last two head to head affairs between the sides.
However, the Buffalos were really a dominant force in the H2H history at GHELAMCO-arena where they won 15, drew 7 and lost only 3 of 25 games against Charleroi.
Just two of last nine head to head games saw three or more goals scored.
Gent vs Charleroi: Prediction
The visitors will also come into this off the back of a victory as they saw off the struggling Zulte-Waregem side 32 at home last time out. Nevertheless, the head coach Felice Mazzu still has a lot of work to do on fixing the obvious defensive holes. Gent have a strong firepower on display capable of exploiting the mentioned holes and we’d not be surprised to see another brilliant performance from Gent’s attacking line here.
We have reasons to expect the end of a low-scoring head to head trend on Friday given both teams were really thriving in the final third of late. They were very vulnerable at the back at the same time and we see the home win & BTTS as just the way to go here at the 3.25 odds.
The bet you just can’t make a mistake with is Over 2.5 goals FT at 1.75.
Gent vs Charleroi: Bet Tips
Gent to win & BTTS @ 3.25 (9/4)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.75 (3/4).