Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Genk will be aiming to cement top position in the Jupiler League standings when they host Charleroi to their Cegeka Arena on Matchday 16. The league leaders aim to move one step closer to winning their fifth domestic trophy. Genk are on an eight-game winning run in the Belgian top flight, but they can’t afford any complacency in Friday’s showdown. Both Angelo Preciado and Bilal El Khannous are banned for the match.
The Black and Whites, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Antwerp, and they managed to get one thanks to Nadir Benbouali’s goal. Charleroli did well to put an end to their four-match winless run at the weekend, but we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Genk’s party at Cegeka Arena. As for the visiting team, Ken Nkuba Tshiend is sidelined through suspension, while Stefan Knezevic has yet to recover from a knee injury.
Highlighted Player (Mbwana Samatta):
Born in Dar Es Salaam on December 23, 1992, Mbwana Samatta is a Tanzania striker who plays for Genk in the Belgian Jupiler League. Samatta began his youth career at African Lyon and he played his first game at senior level for Simba SC, the club from his homeland.
In 2011 he moved to TP Mazembe and after scoring 60 goals in 103 league games for the club, the Tanzania international signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Genk. On August 23, 2018 Samatta scored a hat-trick against Brondby in the Europa League.
Speaking of his international debut, Samatta made his Tanzania debut in March, 2011 in a 2-1 win over Central African Republic. It has to be noted that the Genk attacker was named African Player of the Year (based in Africa) in 2015. His main position is centre-forward, but is capable of playing as a winger as well. His contract with Genk should expire on June 30, 2020.