Union St.Gilloise vs Sporting Charleroi – This week sees the beginning of the second round of the Belgium Jupiler League, as Union Saint-Gilloise hosts Sporting Charleroi. This new season kicks off this Friday with a matchup between these two teams at Stade Joseph Marien.
Charleroi has lost its last three exhibition matches, including two to teams that finished below them in the rankings last season. The team, however, will enter the encounter with confidence after a 3-1 victory over Eupen in the opening game of the season in the First Division A.
A total of 13 goals have been scored in Charleroi’s last six games, with the team finding the back of the net in every one of those contests. Twelve goals have been scored against their defence in that time.
Union Saint-Gilloise, however, topped the league table in Belgium a year ago, before losing to eventual champions Club Brugge in the Championship round.
They finished second last season, however, which qualified them for the Champions League this year. The team’s goal is to do better this time around.
Since Royale Union SG and Sint-Truiden tied 1-1 in the regular season, they will both be fielding full squads. The number of zero-based outcomes in their most recent games is an intriguing trend. A bet on both teams scoring would have lost five of the previous six times these teams met.
Union St.Gilloise vs Sporting Charleroi – Betting Analysis
Royale Union SG has won two consecutive league schedules with a perfect 7-0 record. Only five times did they face off, and the Zebras only won once. All five of their head-to-head encounters were dominated by one player.
Twenty-seven of Union Saint-last Gilloise’s 32 league games have ended in a win. Including their preseason friendly, they had won their last seven games coming into this one.
Charleroi, however, has not won in its last two away games. In fact, they were 0-3 in exhibition play, losing twice to teams who finished behind them in the rankings last year.