Amiens SC vs Angers SCO
French Ligue 1, Season 2017/18
Date: Saturday, 12th August 2017
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Licorne.
Stade de la Lincorne will host a Ligue 1 fixture for the first time ever this Saturday when Amiens host Angers in one of the least attractive clashes of the Matchday No 2 in the top tier of French football.
Les Licornes could have hardy had a more glorious debut in the elite as the first round draw awarded them with the visit to Parc des Princes and the clash with the famous PSG.
The manager Christophe Pelissier could have been satisfied with his team’s Ligue 1 debut as, most importantly. Amiens avoided a disaster.
However, the problems pop out in the final third as the hosts bagged no more than a single goal in last four games including pre-season friendlies with Nancy, Stoke City and Troyes.
Stephane Moulin enjoys the best days since taking charge of Angers back in the summer of 2011.
Les Scoistes finished the last term of Ligue 1 far away from the relegation scrap and the team enters the new campaign full of optimism after a remarkable streak during the pre-season schedule.
The league opener saw Angers sharing spoils with the Europa League outfit Bordeaux in a 2-2 draw at Stade Raymond Kopa.
Amiens SC vs Angers SCO: Head to head
The teams are all levelled at four wins each ahead of their 11th head to head encounter.
It is interesting to note that eight of ten H2H meetings between the two sides ended with less than three goals scored.
Amiens SC vs Angers SCO: Prediction
It will be very hard to separate the two teams on Saturday. The hosts will be extremely motivated to avoid a defeat on their Ligue 1 debut in front of their fans, but the quality is clearly on Angers’ side.
We’ll go with the Solomon solution and back the draw as the top betting option.
Amiens SC vs Angers SCO: Bet Tips
The top pick is the draw at the odds of 2/1.
Under 2.5 goals FT has to be a banker bet at 8/15.