Grenoble Foot vs Bourg-en-Bresse Peronnas
French Ligue 2 Relegation Play-offs
Date: Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade des Alpes, Grenoble.
Grenoble Foot38 and Bourg-en-Bresse are about to battle each other for the pone remaining spot in the Ligue 2 football next term over two legs set to be played in the next five days. The hosts dropped the ball on the final day of the regular season in National League as the shocking 2-3 loss at home to Entente SGG saw them slide down to the third place allowing Beziers to overtake them and earn the automatic promotion into the second tier. The head coach Olivier Guegan will thus face huge troubles motivating his men and raising the spirits inside the dressing room after such a failure on the final day of the regular season.
The visitors barely saved the second-class status in the previous term when they finished 15th. They fell three positions lower this season which is only good enough for the relegation playoffs, but an aggregate win over the struggling Grenoble side would keep them in the same class for at least a year.
Grenoble Foot vs Bourg Peronnas: Head-to-head
This will be the first ever head to head encounter between Grenoble and Bourg.
Grenoble Foot vs Bourg Peronnas: Prediction
Interestingly, the bookies see the hosts as the favourites to grab the victory in the first leg an earn an advantage ahead of the reverse fixture set to be played on Sunday afternoon at Stade Marcel-Verchere. It’s hard to recognize the value of such pick, though, knowing that Grenoble won just two of last six home games in the third division. Furthermore, the hosts will come into the match in awful spirits after the mentioned defeat to Entente SSG in the last round. We’ll thus take Bourg not to lose at the 1.85 odds as the main betting option here.
Bourg-en-Bresse were winless in eight c consecutive Ligue 2 affairs, but they’ve managed to raise the spirits on the final day defeating Sochaux 2-1 at home to secure the relegation playoffs. The main problem for Herve Della Maggiore lies in the lack of meticulousness at the back for his lads who shipped as many as 11 goals in last two away losses to Orleans and Lorient. Knowing that Grenoble also showed plenty of defensive holes of late, we see a huge value in backing goals at both ends at the odds of 2.00.
Grenoble Foot vs Bourg Peronnas: Bet Tips
- Bourg or Draw Double Chance @ 1.85
- Both Teams to Score @ 2.00.