Standard Liège vs Sporting Charleroi Prediction & Match Preview

Standard Liège vs Sporting Charleroi Belgian First Division A prediction by Leaguelane

Standard Liège vs Sporting Charleroi
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Sunday, 5 December 2021
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Stade Maurice Dufrasne.

Sporting Charleroi will head to Stade Maurice Dufrasne as they are set to face Standard Liège this Sunday in a Walloon Derby. The teams have developed a fierce rivalry in recent years as several games between the sides were interrupted due to crowd disturbances. Read our Preview, Predictions, and Betting Tips with Analysis here.

Standard Liège has had better seasons as the team is in the bottom half of the table following a top 5 finish in the last 4 seasons.

Sporting Charleroi have improved from their 13th place finish last season and are currently pushing for the Championship Round.

Standard Liège vs Sporting Charleroi Head-to-head

  • Les Carolos has 1 win in their previous 13 meetings.
  • 9 of the last 11 duels witnessed a score line under 2.5 goals.
  • Both teams scored in just 4 of those fixtures.
  • The visitors have not registered a win at this venue since 2008.

Analysis

The Reds started the season with 1 loss in their opening 5 league fixtures. A flurry of losses and draws since has brought them down to 12th in the league. 

The Zebras did have the tendency to draw a lot of games in the early parts of the season. A set of convincing wins since then has seen them rise to 5th in the league with 16 points to their tally. They are just 4 points behind 2nd place Antwerp.

Standard Liège vs Sporting Charleroi Prediction

Les Rouges have won just a couple of league matches at home this season. I would not want to put my money on them against a side whose only loss in the league in away games was against the league leaders. Charleroi should take at least a point from this fixture.

Shamar Nicholson has made 11 goal contributions for his side already. The Jamaican is averaging nearly 1 goal contribution per 90 this season. The 24 year old scoring anytime is priced at 2.87 odds.

Standard Liège vs Sporting Charleroi Betting Tips

  • Sporting Charleroi win or draw @ 1.61 odds.
  • Shamar Nicholson to score anytime @ 2.87 odds.