Grenoble vs Sochaux
France Ligue 2
Date: Friday 28th July 2018
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade des Alpes (Grenoble).
Sochaux will take on Grenoble away from home and the club who are another used to their playing days in Ligue 1 will be trying to get off to a quick and positive start in order to return to the top tier for next season.
Sochaux finished in a disappointing 10th place last season, winning 15 games but also losing 15, they conceded 62 goals which ended up being their downfall.
Grenoble are back in Ligue 2 after being promoted from the National league and will be delighted to be here with a chance of Ligue 1 football next season. The club will understand that most of their points should be coming at home and so it will be incredibly important for them to get a positive start and win this game. They have a great stadium of 20,000 seats and if they can attract their fans back their future and this season could be a memorable one.
The betting is very open for this game but Grenoble has been installed as favourites and there is a lot of value in this match. However with this being the first game of the season both sides are untested.
Grenoble vs Sochaux: Head to Head
The teams have not met each other for 8 years, the last time they did the match finished at this stadium 2-2.
Grenoble have not beaten Sochaux for 10 years.
Grenoble vs Sochaux: Prediction
We are going to put some trust into Grenoble to get off to a winning start. The club are fresh, have motivation and are at home. If the fans follow this could be an atmospheric night and a special one. Proceed with caution but then again the price for a home win is very good.
Grenoble vs Sochaux: Bet Tips
Grenoble to beat Sochaux at 2.40.