Hosts in poor shape and with many sidelines today. The last game with Anderlecht was lost 3: 0. Missing in this match: Ndicka, Batzner, Hubbert, Capon, Tanghe, D Hasae. A competitor in perfect shape will be looking to reduce their loss to the first-placed Royals.
The hosts look strong on paper, a friendly win at the beggining of the season with 1 league Sait Eloois. However, there are significant reshuffles and weaknesses in the team. Cannot play: Capon, Amade, Fories, Kvasina, Santos, Gueye, D’arpinio. We will see 3 debutants today. The guests in their starting game won with strong Charleroi 3-0
After the break, Anderlecht looks prepared for the league competition, which was shown in the friendly matches which they won. The guests in different moods and forms, after the break, tied with the amateurs from Liege 2: 2, in addition, there are several players missing: Cafaro, Dragus, Tapsoba.
The “Royal Union” is likely to remain at the top of the table in the event of a victory over Mechelen. Well-prepared and in shape only without Nieuwkoop, the hosts will host poorly predisposed guests. Additionally, Mechelen will not be able to count on several valuable players today: Bateau, Coucke, Cuypers, Druijf, Engvall, Hairemans, Vanlerberghe. To make matters worse, the following players are questioned: Dailly, Dassy, Gouet, van Damme.
Charleroi is slowly going for first win from couple of matches. Till now lost 5 previous meetings with strong opponents. Into previous game with Standard Liege unfortunately lost 3:2, they were strong rival, we could see good shape and form. From the other side we have Leuven which lost previous game with Gent 0:3 after really bad meeting. Also they have lost the best striker Henry. Addtonaly out of squad are Aguemon, Duplus, Kotysch, Schuermans.
Last in table team still into bad form, last home match lost 1:5 with Zulte Waregem. It’s showing their current shape. Almost all main defense line sidelined, out are De Mey, Gamboa, Pejcic, Van De Wiel, Wiegel, Wuytens, Vukotic, Sula. From the other hand Mouscron looks to play good games, last won with top table Genk 2:0, previously lost with Waregem 1:0, but after really good completion.
Guests into crisis, last 2games lost with weak opponents 3:0. Today they will meet with team which is fighting for 1st place into table – Genk. Additionally Waasland cannot count on couple players: De Mey M., Leuko S., Sula D., Van De Wiel V., Vukcevic A., Wiegel A
After break to Anderlecht team came back injured players. Coach Vincent Kompany is struggling to set 1st squad. After red card will not play midfielder Lokonga, also out: Van Combrugge, Trebel, Vranjes, Cobbaut, Zulj, Vlap. Leuven in good shape won all 3 previous league games.
Today Charleroi will play away with Leuven hit by long injury list. Will not play Duplus, Henry, Keita, Limbombe, Maertens, Tshimanga. Especially missing of key striker Henry will have huge influence on the team performance. Charleroi in form won last two league games.