Sporting Charleroi and Gent face at Stade du Pays de Charleroi, in a match for the 13th round of the Pro League. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 8 matches won 4, tied 3 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium, in 04 ‑12‑2019, for the Cup, Sporting Charleroi won by (1‑0). M. Bruno (84 ‘) scored the only goal of the match. Gent has considerable differences in their results at home and away, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
After 7 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, the home team is currently in 2nd place, with 23 points won. In their last match, they tied in an away match with Mechelen by (3‑3), after having won (3‑0) at home in the previous match, against Cercle Brugge. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has registered 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 24 goals scored and 19 suffered; against 10 victories, 3 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium, with 32 goals scored and 10 suffered. For the championship, Sporting Charleroi conquered 12 points out of 15 possible, after 4 wins and 1 loss in the last 5 games they played in their stadium. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In the last 8 home matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 5 of their 12 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘); they have conceded 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
Charleroi, after an excellent start to the championship, suffered some negative results in the last days. Even so, he is the current runner-up in the competition and will enter the field to show his strength playing in his stadium. With four victories in five games, it shows to be a team that takes advantage of the advantage of playing in its stadium to dominate its rivals.
After 4 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses, the visiting team is currently in 12th position, with 13 points won. In their last match, they tied with Anderlecht at home by (1‑1), after having won away in the previous match, in a match against Waasland ‑ Beveren, by (1‑4). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Gent won 6 points out of 18 possible, after 2 victories and 4 defeats in the last 6 matches they played as a visitor. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive strength, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 12 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 8 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (46’ ‑ 60 ‘).
Gent did not have a good championship. The current Belgian runner-up started the season in a disappointing way. It is only in the middle of the table, with successive negative results and many goals suffered. The team knows they are capable of getting back to good performances, especially because of the good squad they have, but they need to react early in the competition. The game will not be easy, because his rival is having a great campaign.