Royal Excel Mouscron vs Charleroi
Belgian First Division A
Date: Friday, 1 February 2019
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Stade Le Canonnier (Mouscron).
Royal Excel Mouscron could not have dreamt a better start of the year as back-to-back wins over KV Oostende and Genk saw them climb up to 12th place in the First Division A ladder. They held the penultimate 15th position at the end of 2018. Les Hurlus are responsible for the biggest upset of the season. It came right in the previous round when they shocked sovereign leaders Genk 1-2 away at Luminus Arena.
Bernd Storck’s men held it out to a 1-1 draw all up until the 90th minute when they caught table-toppers on the break to snatch a huge three-pointer through Taiwo Awoniji. The Nigerian forward is proving out to be a phenomenal addition to the squad as he bagged a goal in each of two appearances in Mouscron shirt. He should have plenty of space to keep such form going and score a goal in third successive affair on Friday when Charleroi come to visit Stade Le Canonnier.
Royal Excel Mouscron vs Charleroi: Head-to-head
The head to head stats is entirely against Royal Excel Mouscron here.
Charleroi won all of ten H2H meetings with Les Hurlus (21-4 goal difference in the process).
The Zebras claimed a 3-1 victory when these two likes met each other in early-September at Stade du Pays de Charleroi.
Royal Excel Mouscron vs Charleroi: Prediction
The visitors also began the year with an upset 0-1 win away at Club Brugge. However, they failed to back such result by playing only a 2-2 draw at home against penultimate-placed Waasland-Beveren last weekend. The match with Beveren revealed Charleroi’s defensive holes which could be exploited by the in-from attacking line of Mouscron’s here.
The visitors have a head to head record as a huge advantage coming into this one, but we can hardly see them as favourites against a team which claimed a huge Genk scalp six days ago. We will thus rather back goals at both ends as the best of betting options based on teams’ recent form, while the alternative pick would be Mouscron not to lose for the first time ever against the Zebras at 1.55.
Royal Excel Mouscron vs Charleroi: Bet Tips
Royal Excel Mouscron or Draw @ 1.55 (11/20)
BTTS @ 1.75 (3/4).