Caen vs Grenoble
France – Ligue 2
Date: Friday, 28 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Michel d’Ornano (Caen).
Caen have been erratic, to say the least, on home soil. With the hosts yet to hit the ground running here, Grenoble are more than just likely to deny their counterparts of the win this Friday.
Caen vs Grenoble Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash witnessed Grenoble come out on top with a 1-0 scoreline.
- Three of their past five fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in five of their previous eight games.
- Half of their last ten encounters have ended as a tie.
- Grenoble have registered the win four times in their past ten meetings. (W-4, D-5, L-1)
Caen vs Grenoble Prediction
Caen pulled off a stunning comeback against Lens on the road last week and went from 1-0 down to 4-1 up by the end of the ninety minutes. The hosts were much the better side in that latter matchup, to be frank, with Prince Oniangue and Malik Tchokounte bagging a brace apiece.
Admirably, the home team have stumbled just once in their past five games, garnering ten points from a possible fifteen. As of now, Caen have climbed up to thirteenth on the ladder. They are also just four points shy of their foes for the week.
On the other hand, Grenoble had their five-match unbeaten streak brought to an abrupt halt by Chateauroux in their most recent clash at home. Be that as it may, it needs saying that the guests have admitted defeat just twice in their last ten games in the second division.
Furthermore, the visitors have been resilient in their outings this season. Only one of the three defeats, that they have admitted so far on the road, was at the hands of a side outside the top five.
In sharp contrast, Caen have been hot and hold in their clashes at home. Miserably, they have just one win to boast of from their previous four games here.
Taking into account that the hosts have not secured the bragging rights in any of their previous five meetings with this foe on home soil either, Caen have little or no chance of coming out on top this week.
However, four of those five h2h encounters have witnessed both teams share the spoils. Since the hosts have also salvaged a point five times here, it will be safer to back to a double-chance.
Additionally, Grenoble have not been keen on racking up the goal scoring charts on the road. They have not scored more than two goals in any of their last ten outings.
Meanwhile, Caen have failed to find the back of the net in three of their past four games here. Moreover, four of their previous five h2h meetings at this stadium have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
Given that the reverse fixture of this clash was also a low scoring affair, expect no more than a goal or two at the most in this one.
Caen vs Grenoble Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Grenoble @ 1.66 (2/3)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).