Sporting Charleroi vs Genk
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Friday, 13 April 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK
Venue: Stade du Pays de Charleroi (Charleroi).
Genk ended the three-loss run by beating Standard Liege 1-0 on Saturday thanks top Leandro Trossard who made no mistake from the spot early in the second half. Philippe Clement’s men thus returned into the contest for the Champions League football given that the second-placed Gent are only five points away at the moment.
The Smurfs will be hoping to take advantage of the momentum and make it back-top-back wins when they visit Stade du Pays de Charleroi on Friday evening. Their rivals are a single point above in the league ladder, but they have been struggling badly with the form of late. The Zebras come into this off the back of three straight losses and the negative run goes to ten consecutive games without a victory for them. The latest of failures came seven days ago when Charleroi fell 1-2 at home to Anderlecht.
The hosts scored just once in last four league games and they will clearly struggle to find the back of the net past the likes of Genk. The Smurfs showed super strong defensive displays at the start of the Championship Round as they were unlucky to lose 1-0 to table-toppers Club Brugge before beating Standard Liege last time out.
Sporting Charleroi vs Genk: Head-to-head
None of last three head to head encounters saw three or more goals.
Two of these three games ended without a winner.
Overall, Genk lead the head to head tie by three wins, but they only won 7 of 24 away matches against Sporting Charleroi.
Sporting Charleroi vs Genk: Prediction
Neither of the two sides can be proud of their attacking displays of late. Having that on mind, as well as the fact that none of last three H2H games produced three or more goals, we have to back the low-scoring contest as our main betting option.
Alternatively, we’ll go with Genk not to lose at 1.55 knowing that the host are winless in last ten matches in First Division A.
Sporting Charleroi vs Genk: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.6
Genk or Draw Double Chance @ 1.55