Royal Antwerp vs Sporting Charleroi Prediction & Match Preview

Royal Antwerp vs Sporting Charleroi
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Sunday, 16 February 2020
Kick-off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Bosuilstadion (Antwerp).

Both teams are in high-flying form, and there’s nothing much to differentiate between them. Likely, expect goals from both the in-form offenses. However, the 100% unbeaten run Antwerp have been going through at home will play some role in determining the outcome of the game.

Royal Antwerp vs Sporting Charleroi Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Five of the last six matches had goals from both teams.
  • Seven of the former ten wins had gone to Antwerp.
  • Five of the previous seven fixtures at this stadium ended in home wins.
  • Not once have the guests kept a clean sheet at this ground in the past two decades.
  • Charleroi scored two or more goals in the last three encounters at this venue.

Royal Antwerp vs Sporting Charleroi Prediction

Antwerp secured a 1-1 draw at home the last match-day against Genk. The fact that they maintained the invincible run at home, against a top-tier team is really indicative of their form. 

In the meantime, Charleroi recorded a 2-1 victory at home the prior game week, against Mechelen. The scores were level at 1-1 even into the late stages of the match, but still the hosts managed to fire in the winner in the 81st minute. The win showcased their fighting spirit, and ability to deal with pressure.

As things stand this Sunday, goals are expected from both teams. Antwerp have found the back of the net in 41 of their last 45 match-ups, and in 22 of their previous 24 appearances at home. Meanwhile, Charleroi did the same in 44 of their last 48 fixtures, and in 23 of their preceding 26 trips on the road.

Considering these observations, and the fact that the teams have regularly scored goals in h2h clashes as well (as mentioned under the h2h stats), it’s expected that the BTTS bet will bring good returns this Sunday.

Regarding result though, Antwerp have not lost a single game at home this season. On the other hand, Charleroi have not recorded a single win on the road in 2020 as well. Moreover, 7 of the last 10 h2h wins had gone to Antwerp, and they had won five of the former seven h2h battles at this venue too. As such, expect a Royal Antwerp win at the Bosuilstadion.

Royal Antwerp vs Sporting Charleroi Betting Tips

  • Draw No Bet: Royal Antwerp @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).