Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
St Gilloise and Charleroi go head to head at Stade Joseph Marien in the opening match of Sunday’s program. The title hopefuls did not make a promising start to the season, but back-to-back wins over Cercle Brugge (2-0) and RWDM (3-2) gave them a confidence boost. Forward Dennis Eckert Ayensa continues to miss out with injury, but he should be the only absentee in the home team. Head coach Alexander Blessin is likely to stick to the 3-5-2 formation.
The Black and Whites, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Kotrijk and they managed to get one thanks to Isaac Mbenza’s goal. Charleroi, though, are not regarded as good travellers, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on the title-chasing hosts. You should know St Gilloise emerged triumphant in each of their previous four meetings with Charleroi in the Belgian top flight. As for the away side, both Ryota Morioka and Antoine Bernier are out of contention with injuries.