The middle week will be played mainly in Europe in a knockout format. But there is an exception, and Belgium has become one – they will have a few fights there in the next round of the championship. Gent and Charleroi will also play at this time. Website analysts have prepared a forecast for this match on January 19, 2023.
Gent remain a second division club this season
The “Buffaloes” did not end the season particularly well, taking 5th place. However, they compensated for this by winning the Belgian Cup. This allowed us to start again on the international arena. It is true that there was already relegation in the Europa League qualifiers, but in the weaker tournament, the Conference League, it turned out to make it to the playoffs. Domestically, instability interferes as successful segments have been replaced by failures. The winter part of the draw has also started without success. First there was a goalless draw at home with Standard, and then it was 0-2 with Antwerp. However, in the last round they managed to beat, albeit minimally, Kortrijk – 2-1.
Charleroi continues to lose ground
“Zebras” not so long ago were able to remember. In 2020, they managed to return to European competitions, but after overtaking Partizan, the Belgians lost to Lech Poznań. But then there was relegation and if in the last draw they still managed to finish in the top six, now the team sits completely at the bottom of the table. Not much has changed, for the better, and after a long break. First, Charleroi lost to Anderlecht, and only then did they score 2-1 at Eupen. This result was repeated by Cercle Brugge, and the team moved up to at least 11th place in the current table.
In both last fights, in 2022, Charleroi won. What’s more, both away and home draw the same result, 2-1.
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Both clubs have gained momentum in recent years. So they should demonstrate good, spectacular football – we bet on “more than 2.5 goals scored” (odds – 1.8).
Free prediction for Gent Charleroi on January 19: