Caen v Bastia
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 27th August
Kick Off: 19:00 BST
Venue: Stade Michel d’Ornano
This will be Caen’s second home match of the season. The first one was a five goal thriller as they beat Lorient. They predictably lost their next game away to Lyon but no one in the club will mind that loss to a potential championship challenger. Caen will host Bastia and thoughts will return to a winnable game for the club.
The same story can be said for Bastia who lost on the opening day to champions PSG, but then easily beat Lorient on the road 3-0. Bastia have a mean defence this season where even against PSG they only conceded one goal and they will be hoping to implement this once again and really frustrate the home side.
Caen v Bastia: Head to Head
In the last two games here Bastia has come away with a point and they would be happy for this before the game.
While Caen have not won this fixture for the past five games going back six years where many draws in between have taken place.
We have only seen 5 goals in the past four fixtures and should expect a low scoring game and a slow cautious start based on these prior head to heads.
Caen v Bastia: Prediction
It’s difficult to see a winner here and the best bet is to go for low goals and a first half that will unravel very slowly. The second half may pick up but these two sides at this stage of the season and evenly matched might just be content to see out a draw. For extra security take that draw in the first 45 minutes and proceed with caution.
Caen v Bastia: Betting Tips
- Draw at half time at 11/10
- Under 2.5 goals at 8/13