Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Waregem and Charleroi go head to head in a highly-anticipated Jupiler League game at Elindus Arena. Waregem have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team losing to both Standard Liege and Club Brugge, while beating St. Truiden. Francky Dury’s troops obviously struggle at the back, and that is the main reason why home win should not be considered.
The Black and Whites, on the other hand, aim to extend their unbeaten run to five games. Charleroi had no fewer than 23 goal attempts in the 1-1 draw with Antwerp, and given Waregem’s shaky defence, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors. In their last meeting at Elindus Arena Charleroi defeated Waregem, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself. The likes of Tschiend, Willems, and Ilaimaharitra are injured for the visitors, while defender Ciranni should be the only absentee in the home team.
Highlighted Player (Saido Berahino):
Saido Berahino was born on 4 August, 1993 in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi. He began his senior career at West Bromwich Albion at age 17, but in the 2011/2012 he was sent on loan to Northampton Town. After ending his loan spells with Brentford and Peterborough United in 2012, the right-footed attacker returned to the Hawthorns.
Berahino impressed in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign, with the English striker scoring 14 goals in 38 appearances for the team. At the end of the season he was on the verge of joining Tottenham Hotspur, but he eventually stayed at the Hawthorns.
Berahino has yet to make his England debut, but he scored ten goals in 11 appearances for England U21 team. It is well known that Berahino is a Manchester United fan. In 2015 he founded his own charity foundation which helps disadvantaged people in Great Britain improve the quality of their lives.
Highlighted Team (Waregem):
Over the years Zulte Waregem have established themselves as a top-table side in Belgian Super League. The Essevee are a product of a partnership between Zulte and Waregem and it has to be noted that Zulte Sportief were founded back in 1950.
Zulte Waregem impressed in the 2012/2013 Belgian Super League campaign, with the team finishing the process in second place in the standings, only four points behind champions Anderlecht. As a result, the Essevee booked their place in the Europa League group stages, but despite recording victories over the likes of Maribor and Wigan Athletic in Group D the Belgian side eventually failed to advance to the knockout stages of the European competition.
Zulte Waregem, who welcome their rivals at Regenboogstadion, will play in the group stages of the Europa League in the 2017/2018 season. Zulte Waregem, who won the Belgian Cup in the 2016/2017 season, will face the likes of Nice, Lazio and Vitesse in Group K.