Anderlecht vs Charleroi by Isaiah
Anderlecht didn't manage to get the victory last time out, even though they had the lead twice during the match and all the way till second minute of additional time at home against Gent. However, even though they were unlucky to concede the goal so late, it must be said that their opponents were superior during the match and fully deserved the equalizer.
They took the lead from the penalty kick taken by Tielemans in 19th, but Simon leveled up the scoreline just two minutes later, while Teodorczyk brought them back to lead in second minute of second halftime, just to see his team staying without two points with a goal from Asare. With two victories and three draws, they are now only seventh, four points below leading Waregem. The team made big signings in last days of the transfer window, but the players will be introduced slowly to the first team for sure.
Home side continue to miss left full back Obradovic who didn't play in the season yet, as well as defender Appiah (3/0), midfielders Najar (no performance also) and Dendoncker (5/0), but also forward Kawaya (no playing minute in the season also). They should be playing in 4-2-3-1 formation this time out, with Teodorczyk (4/3) at the top of attack.
Charleroi showed two faces against Eupen at home two weeks before, as the team took comfortably 3:0 lead within first thirty-five minutes (goals from Willems and two from Pollet), but then paid the price of being to passive in the match and got reduced to 3:2 in 45th with an own goal and in the first minute of the second halftime with a goal from Onyekuru.
Eupen continued pushing for the equalizer, but fortunately for Charleroi it never came. Players of Charleroi are experiencing a great start in the new season, since the team has three victories and two draws, as they were leaders of the table after the previous round has ended. It surely gives them some morale boost, but the team is far away from something impressive in the season.
Charleroi will be playing here without goalkeeper Baume (0/0), defenders Poulain (0/0) and Marinos (0/0), but also midfielder Saglik (4/0) and forward Stevance (0/0). They should be playing in 4-2-3-1 formation with Pollet as central striker for the visiting team.
Visiting side did well so far in the season, but I expect the things to go south for them starting from this match. Anderlecht is much more quality side looking at individuals and after international break and more time for the players to get to know each other, I expect them to start playing more as a team and start climbing up the table.