AS Eupen vs Sporting Charleroi
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK
Venue: Stadion am Kehrweg (Eupen).
Sporting Charleroi are definitely the most pleasant surprise in this term of First Division A. They seem competitive to the likes of Anderlecht ahead of whom they have a two-point cushion at the second place at the moment, while Club Brugge seem beyond the reach sitting nine points above at the very top of the league standings.
The Zebras have successfully recovered from a demolishing 5-1 defeat in the cup tie with Club Brugge by beating Royal Excel Mouscron 2-0 at home last weekend. They will have a nice chance to build on the two-win run in the First Division A on Wednesday when they travel to Stadion am Kehrweg to take on the league’s rock-bottomed team AS Eupen.
Felice Mazzu’s men will, however, have to work hard to get the spoils from this trip since AS Eupen showed a decent attacking display in weekend’s narrow last-gasp loss away at Standard Liege (3-2). Overall, the hosts have improved their performances since Claude Makelele took charge in November and they’ve ended the year with a 1-0 home win over Waasland-Beveren.
Nonetheless, Makelele will be without his top scorer M’Baye Leye who was sent off after netting one of team’s two goals in the mentioned 3-2 loss at Standard Liege on Saturday. The striker from Senegal will thus be suspended for this match which is a massive handicap for the French manager.
AS Eupen vs Sporting Charleroi: Head-to-head
Charleroi lead the head to head tie by three wins, but they’ve only managed to leave Stadion am Kehrweg victorious once in five travels.
Each of last three head to head encounters saw both teams on target and at least for goals scored.
Charleroi have netted two or more goals in each of last five meeting with AS Eupen.
AS Eupen vs Sporting Charleroi Prediction:
Sporting Charleroi to win or draw