Amiens vs Guingamp
French Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 24 May 2019
Kick-Off 20:05 UK / 21:05 CET
Venue: Stade Credit Agricole de la Licorne (Amiens).
Amiens lost the relegation six-pointer 2-0 away at Monaco on Saturday, but will get another opportunity to secure survival in the elite tier of French football.
Les Licornes can’t afford a sip-up on Friday evening when they play host to rock-bottomed Guingamp on the final Matchday of the season at Stade Credit Agricole de la Licorne.
The hosts still have the Ligue 1 destiny in their own hands in spite of run of nine subsequent matches without a win.
Chris Pellisier’s squad did collect points regularly though, with seven of these nine affairs ending in draws. They now need a point (most likely) to finish the job, being two points above Caen who hold the relegation play-offs spot coming into the last round.
Amiens have a better goal difference by two goals, meaning they could theoretically swap places with Caen in case of a draw here and Caen’s comprehensive victory over Bordeaux simultaneously. A win here would, however, do the job for the hosts regardless of the outcome in the other game.
Amiens vs Guingamp: Head-to-head
Les Licornes can rely on the impressive head to head record in matches with Guingamp.
Amiens lead the tie by six wins coming into 23rd meeting with Guingamp.
Les Licornes won six, drew four and lost just one of eleven head to head outings at Stade Credit Agricole de la Licorne over the course of history.
Amiens vs Guingamp: Prediction
Guingamp will play Ligue 2 football next season and they will finish this campaign at the very foot of the standings no matter what happens on the final Matchday.
The visitors have been the weakest team in the division throughout the entire season and the arrival of Jocelyn Gourvennec did little to shift their fortunes around either (midway through the season).
The visitors are winless in nine successive games in all competitions. They conceded as many as 39 goals (league’s worst record) in 18 away matches, 11 of which they lost. Amiens desperately need points here.
Les Licornes won three and drew four of last seven league outings in front of their fans. They kept five clean sheets in the process. They dominated this match-up historically and we can say the home win here is one of the safest bets of the entire round.
Amiens vs Guingamp: Bet Tips
Amiens to win @ 1.53 (8/15)
HT/FT Amiens/Amiens @ 2.40 (7/5).