Charleroi vs Club Brugge by Isaiah
Charleroi didn't look that well last Sunday evening as the team suffered 1:0 loss away from home against Oostende. It must be said that the first halftime was quite passive and without many chances created, while the hosts entered more determined in the second halftime and everything changed once the guests stood playing with a player less, as Marcq their defender left the field in 64th minute due second yellow card.
Home team converted penalty kick into goal in 66th via Siani, remaining much better side till the end and probably did deserve to score one goal more, with the three pointer not being in doubt at all. This defeat broke their mini run of two victories, at home against Waregem and on the road against Anderlecht, as the side now stands fourth, with two points more than fifth placed Oostende.
Defender Damien Marcq (31/1) won't be playing here due suspension, as well as forward Hamdi Harbaoui (13/4), while sidelined are also injured midfielder Amara Baby (32/4). Midfielder Jordan Remacle (8/1) is remaining doubtful.
Club Brugge, on the other side, managed to get a three pointer last Monday evening as the team welcomed Zulte Waregem and took a 2:1 victory. However, not everything looked and started with ease for them, since the visitors took the lead in sixth minute via Derijck, while the home side replied well inside the first halftime, reverting the scoreline completely thanks to goals from Vanaken and Rotariu.
Second halftime was quite open, with the visiting team having a bit more of the ball possession, but the scoreline didn't change. This was second consecutive victory for Club Brugge, as they surely improved their morale after a bit weaker period, as the side now stands at second position, having four points less than leaders from Anderlecht, but also just a point more than third placed Gent in very important Champions League exit battle, meaning that they are in must win situation here.
Forward Abdoulay Diaby (16/0) is injured, same as offensive midfielder Lior Refaelov (20/2). Defender Laurens De Bock may not be risked here.
Club Brugge is improving slowly and now that the team plays such an important game, I definitely see them prevailing here easier than the odds suggest. There's plenty of more of individual quality with the visiting side and that should be obvious on the field now.