Amiens vs Valenciennes
France – Coupe de France
Date: Saturday, 5th January 2019
Kick-off at 14.00 UK/ 15.00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Licorne (Amiens).
Though in different leagues, both teams are in similar situations right now. Amiens just avoids the relegation zone in the Ligue 1, while Valenciennes is firmly in the demotion zone in a league further down, the Ligue 2.
Amiens secured promotion to the Ligue 1 last season, and really in a thrilling manner. They secured the result in the final day of the league campaign and came into the new league with a lot of expectations. But new life has been hard for them so far.
Valenciennes will be in deep trouble if they can’t find immediate solutions to their problems. It would be hard for them to get their status back if they get relegated to the Championnat National and quite expectedly the first concern for the team will be survival in the league.
Amiens vs Valenciennes Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last four h2h matches in a row had under 2.5 goals.
- The previous h2h win belonged to Amiens, and the scoreline was 0-1.
Amiens vs Valenciennes Prediction
Whenever these two teams faced each other, the end product was always scarce for goals. We can see that five of the last six h2h matches ended with under 2.5 goals. And even better, the last four h2h ties had a total of three goals between them. It is expected that the trend will continue in this game too.
Amiens holds the favorites tag here mainly due to two reasons. One, their home advantage, and the other, the fact that they are playing in an entire league above that of Valenciennes. Christophe Pelissier’e men will take the win, but it will be a hard-fought one, and the winning margin will most likely be one, like all the h2h wins since 2001.
Amiens vs Valenciennes Betting Tips
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5)
Winning Margin: Amiens by 1 goal @ 3.40 (12/5).