In the opening round with number 17 from Belgium, the hosts tried to end the series of three consecutive defeats and to return to the play-off places, in case of victory. Qualified in 16th tithes Europa League after victory at Konyaspor, nothing to announce Gent, total fateful period from the end of 2016. Three consecutive defeats in the league, it dropped to No. 6 in the rankings and more, was eliminated in quarter-cup of Oostende. Despite this, we must not forget that the Ghelamco Arena, the hosts are really powerful. So, we can expect a return from them.
On the other side, and guests ended last year with two consecutive defeats, which have not even scored a goal. With just two wins in ten trips made, Charleroi is obviously a team that feel good on foreign land. In case of defeat, it can descend to rank eighth in the rankings.