KAA Gent vs Charleroi
Belgian Pro League
Date: Friday, 20-January-2017
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Ghelamco Arena, Gent.
The Belgian Pro League will witness an intense mid-table battle when KAA Gent welcome Sporting Charleroi to the Ghelamco Arena on Friday night.
Gent finished third in the Belgian league last season. But this term, they have so far struggled to find the consistency. After 21 matchdays, they are 7th in the standings with 32 points in the bag. The head-coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck has come under some tremendous pressure lately after witnessing his side fail to win in the last five matches in all competitions. The last four are defeats, with the three of those coming in league matches.
Sporting Charleroi are 7th in the standings with a 2 point lead over their Friday’s opponent Gent. They had a fairly good season until December and were a tough team to beat in both home and away games. The Zebras are unbeaten in 16 of their 20 league matches so far with 9 wins and 7 draws. However, 2 of the 4 defeats so far this season came in their last two fixtures before the Christmas break.
Gent vs Charleroi: Head-to-head stats
There are three draws by the 1-1 score-line in the last four meetings between the two sides. Also, 5 of the last 7 matches between them are draws. Meanwhile Charleroi are unbeaten during the period along with 2 wins to their name.
Both teams have scored in the last 5 matches between them in all venues. And the same has happened in 13 of the last 14 meetings between them at Gent.
Gent vs Charleroi: Prediction
Looking at the head to head stats in recent years, both teams to score seems to be the best pick for this fixture. Majority of the matches between Gent and Charleroi at the Ghelamco Arena has seen the same and the bet must be bagged with odds priced at a tempting 1.95.
It is hard to separate the two teams based on their current forms in the league. Charleroi haven’t lost against Gent in the last 7 outings and this could be another one which end in a draw. A 1-1 full time correct score seems a better option for brave punters.
Gent vs Charleroi: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score at 1.95 (10/11)
Correct FT score 1-1 at 8.00 (7/1).