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Valenciennes VS Sochaux

Valenciennes vs Sochaux

Valenciennes
Valenciennes
  • 1 - 0
  • Played

Sochaux


Preview
Valenciennes and Sochaux face at Stade du Hainaut, in a match for the 20th round of the Ligue 2. In the last league head‑to‑head, played in 03‑08‑2018, Valenciennes got an away win by (0‑1). The head‑to‑head history at this stadium, favours the home team, since in the last 6 head‑to‑heads they won 2, tied 3 and lost 1. Nevertheless, in the last head‑to‑head played at this stadium, for the Ligue 2, on 24‑04‑2018, they tied (2‑2). G. Robail (23' ) and M. Tahrat (86' ) scored for Valenciennes and A. Kalulu (22' ) and J. Fuchs (49' ) for Sochaux. The home/away factor is worth special atention, since although this is a match between 18th and 16th of the league table, it’s also a match between the 11th best team in home matches and the 18th best in away matches.

Analysis of Valenciennes

The home team is currently in the 18th position of the league, with 17 points won, after 4 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Niort, by (1‑0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Metz, by (0‑2). This is a team that usually plays better at home, where they have won 13 points, against only 4 points in away matches. They come to this match after a away loss against Amiens by (1‑0). For the league, Valenciennes won 13 points out of 30 possible points, after 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 home matches. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 18 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 7 times and have never been able to turn the score around. In the last 10 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 6 of their 14 goals between minutes (0'‑15').

Certainly Valenciennes are worried about their situation in the league, after all the team are in the relegation playoff zone and did not want this, so will need to show a better quality football if they want to have regularity and get out of this situation. Therefore, it is important to win next to their fans, even knowing that the difficulty will exist, after all so that can end up motivating the players for the rest of the competition. To achieve a good result will be necessary homogeneity in all sectors of the field, because with a perfect performance and without errors the team can conquer a favorable score. The manager should take to the field the best players that are available.

Confirmed Lineup: D. Perquis, J. Cuffaut, S. Niakate, L. Nestor, J. Masson, G. Arib, L. Dos Santos, T. Mauricio, J. Ramaré, M. Guezoui, F. Raspentino.
Coach: R. Ray.

Analysis of Sochaux

The away team is currently in the 16th position of the league, with 20 points won, after 6 wins, 2 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Red Star, by (3‑0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Lorient, by (1‑0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 8 points in away matches and 12 points at their stadium, with 8 goals scored and 11 goals conceded at home, against 7 goals scored and 14 conceded in away matches. In their last match, for the Coupe de France, they got an away loss against Lille by (1‑0). In the last 10 away league matches Sochaux has a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses, so they have won 8 points out of 30 possible. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half‑time was the 0‑0 (5 out of 10 matches). Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 5 of the last 10 matches for this competition have ended ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 19 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 11 times and have only turned the score around in 1. In the last 10 away matches for this competition there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (61'‑75'); they have conceded 8 of their 14 goals between minutes (61'‑75').

The proximity to the playoff zone of relegation worries Sochaux, because they are only three points that separates the team from the place mentioned and it is clear that they will not want to enter there, after all this is very harmful. Therefore, they are aware of the need to conquer points at home and even away, so they hope to evolve and surprise in this round, after all they want to return home with at least a draw. Facing an opponent who comes worse in the league may be good for them, because if they can impose themselves and show their football they can even leave the field with a win. The coach will not be able to count on Victor Glaentzlin for being in the medical department.

Confirmed Lineup: L. Ati-Zigi, Rafa Páez, Rafa Navarro, R. Sans, O. Verdon, S. Mbakata, L. Agoume, E. Owusu, J. Fuchs, A. Sané, Anderson Cruz.

Betting suggestion:

Valenciennes need to add points from now on, because so far they are in the relegation zone, soon in this round has a single objective, the one to win. The away team are at the bottom of the standings and are aware that they will have to face a tricky game ahead of them, so they will need to make an aggressive pressing in the field and thus try to block the attacks from the hosts. We believe that this will be a very cautious game on the part of both teams, as both can not stumble, so they will try to get on the attack only in the right moments. We will bet that there will be no more than 2.5 goals until the end of the duel.
NOTE: Statistical values limited to the matches in our database.

Markets
Match Odds 12 Place your bet
Sochaux 38%
3.25
The Draw 42%
7
Valenciennes 21%
2.56
Over/Under 2.5 goals 4 Place your bet
Under 2.5 Goals 100%
1.77
Over 2.5 Goals 0% 2.28
Half Time 2 Place your bet
The Draw 50%
2.18
Sochaux 0% 3.9
Valenciennes 50%
3.3
First Half Goals 4 Place your bet
Under 0.5 Goals 25%
2.74
Over 0.5 Goals 75%
1.5
Over/Under 1.5 Goals 4 Place your bet
Over 1.5 Goals 75%
1.42
Under 1.5 Goals 25%
3.3
Over/Under 3.5 Goals 2 Place your bet
Over 3.5 Goals 50%
4.2
Under 3.5 Goals 50%
1.3
Over/Under 4.5 Goals 1 Place your bet
Over 4.5 Goals 0% 9.6
Under 4.5 Goals 100%
1.1
Over/Under 5.5 Goals 1 Place your bet
Under 5.5 Goals 100%
1.04
Over 5.5 Goals 0% 23
Both teams to Score? 7 Place your bet
Yes 57%
1.91
No 43%
2.06
First Half Goals 1.5 1 Place your bet
Over 1.5 Goals 0% 3.4
Under 1.5 Goals 100%
1.35
Note: On the graphics, the lay Tips were converted to Back on the other choices of that market.

Tips
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Ligue 2 - 2018/2019

  • 52% 199 / 380 Games

  • Home team wins 41.71%
  • Draws 24.62%
  • Away team wins 33.67%
  • Over 1.5 63.82%
  • Over 2.5 39.2%
  • Over 3.5 19.6%
  • Goals 448
  • Goals /match 2.25
  • Goals /match home 1.22
  • Goals /match away 1.03
  • Both teams score 39.7%
  • Goals after 80' 14.96%
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