Royal Antwerp vs Sporting Charleroi Prediction & Match Preview

Antwerp vs Sporting Charleroi Prediction and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Royal Antwerp vs Sporting Charleroi
Belgian First Division A
Date: 19 March 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Bosuilstadion (Deurne).

Royal Antwerp will be hoping to maintain their phenomenal spell of form on Sunday afternoon when they host Sporting Charleroi in the 30th round of Belgian First Division A.

The hosts won five and drew one of the previous six games across competitions The run involves the wins over the likes of Genk and Union St. Gilloise, the top two teams in the league table.

Head coach Mark van Bommel is doing an amazing job with the team in general as Antwerp climbed to the third place after the mentioned run of results.

Leaders Genk are just seven points away, while second-placed Union St. Gilloise are two points above Royal Antwerp at the moment.

The former Dutch midfielder (van Bommel) has found the perfect formula for keeping things tight in his team’s defense.

Antwerp own the best defensive record in the league with just 24 goals allowed so far in the season. They have shipped no more than one goal in the previous six outings across competitions.

We like Antwerp’s chances of keeping another clean sheet here against Charleroi who have found goals difficult to come by of late.

The visitors scored just two goals in the previous four First Division A games and they will go into this off the back of a disappointing 0-1 home defeat at the hands of OH Leuven last Friday.

Royal Antwerp vs Sporting Charleroi Head-to-head

  • Antwerp will also have the head to head record to back them up in this matchup because they won 21, drew 6, and lost 6 of the last 33 home clashes against Charleroi.
  • Sporting Charleroi, however, celebrated a 1-0 victory when they locked horns with a Antwerp in the first half of the season in October last year.
  • Four of the previous six head to head meetings between these rivals finished with fewer than three goals scored.

Royal Antwerp vs Sporting Charleroi Prediction

Royal Antwerp will enter this match on the back of five wins and a draw in the previous six outings across competitions. Sporting Charleroi have also been playing tight defensive-minded football lately which is why we expect a low-scoring scenario on Sunday.

The value is great with the Under 2.5 goals FT pick at the 2.00 odds, while we will also take the 1.66 odds offered for Royal Antwerp’s win.

Royal Antwerp vs Sporting Charleroi Betting Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • Royal Antwerp to win @ 1.66 (4/6) odd.