Chateauroux vs Valenciennes
France – Ligue 2.
Date: Friday, 18th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Gaston Petit (Châteauroux).
We will witness the clash between two bottom sides in the Ligue2, as La Berri takes on Valenciennes at home this Friday.
The home team is 14th in the table with just 2 points between them and their opponents for Friday. They have scored only 15 goals so far; i.e. less than a goal per game and conceded 23 goals in return. The forwards have failed miserably to take advantage of the chances they got so far.
Currently, they are on a 3 match losing streak which makes their winless run extend to 4 matches on the trot. Their last win was in the Cup back in December in a home fixture. Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of their last 5 matches across all venues.
At home, they have 2 wins and the same number of losses in the last 5 matches. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 3of their recent 5 matches in front of the home fans.
Visitors are just 2 points above relegation and need a win soon to prevent going there. They are the worst defensive team conceding 32 goals in 19 games and scoring 23 on the other hand. Recent form does not give them hope as they lost 3 of their previous 5 matches in all competitions. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those games also.
Away form is worse with Valenciennes losing 3 of their recent 5 matches on the road and winning only once. The only win came in the cup that too after extra time.
Chateauroux vs Valenciennes: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both sides have 2 wins each in their last 5 h2h clashes across all venues.
- Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those previous 5 games between them.
- The hosts have a win and a loss against this opposition in the 3 h2h matches played at their home.
- Two of those 3 matches had a final score with less than 2.5 goals.
Chateauroux vs Valenciennes: Prediction
Since both teams are suffering from recent losses and sloppy form, it is hard to prevent an exact winner. The h2h stats do not give a clear advantage to any team as well.
Both sides have been poor in defense without saying. The visitors are the team which conceded most goals till now and the hosts have also given away more than what they scored all season. So we can bet on both teams scoring with 1.91 odds.
In 10 matches of the visitors and in 13 matches of the La Berri the score was less than 2.5 goals in total at the full time. This is the same scoreline in 3 of their respective home and away matches also. Thus we can bet on a score with less than 2.5 goals with 1.67 odds.
Chateauroux vs Valenciennes: Betting Tips
Both teams to score @ 1.91 (10/11).
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.67 (2/3).