Le Havre vs Valenciennes
France- Ligue 2.
Date: Tuesday, 15th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade Océane (Le Havre).
The relegation placed Valenciennes will travel in their upcoming Ligue 2 match against Le Havre on Tuesday.
The hosts are 10th in the league table after 18 matches are completed. They have been good at scoring, with a total of 21 goals till now but conceded 18 in return as well. The Sky and Navy were on a 6 game unbeaten run in all competitions, but it ended with the recent defeat against Bordeaux in the Cup.
They have won 4 of their last 6 games in both the Cup and League and have conceded in all those matches also. Both sides scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches they played in all venues. With 6 wins recently at home, they are also unbeaten in the last 7 matches in front of the home crowd. In 5 of their last 7 games at home, the full-time score had over 2. 5goals in total.
The Athenians, on the other hand, are in a relegation spot at present. The major cause for their current situation is a weak defense. With 32 goals conceded they are the worst defending team along with Red Star. Currently, they are on a 2 match losing streak in the league and are without a win in the last 4 matches too.
With 3 losses in their last 5 games in all competitions, they do not look good enough to get 3 points from this upcoming match. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 5 of their last 6 matches. The team managed by Reginald Ray have lost 6 of their last 8 matches on the road. With such a record outside their comfort zone, they will surely be relegated at the end of this season.
Le Havre vs Valenciennes: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Dean Club are unbeaten in the last 8 h2h matches on the trot against this opposition.
- In 6 of their last 10 meetings across all venues, the score had over 2.5 goals in total.
- Valenciennes have not won against Le Havre since March 2009.
- Valenciennes have not won a single match against these opponents at this ground.
- The hosts have 5 wins in the 6 h2h games played against the Athenians in front of their home crowd.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in 5 of those 6 matches also.
Le Havre vs Valenciennes: Prediction
There is no battle here on who wins in terms of previous meetings. The dean club is unbeaten against this opposition in the last 8 matches on the trot. From their last 6 meetings at this venue, the hosts have won 5. So we can surely place our bets on the hosts to win with 1.62 odds.
In 9 of the 19 matches that the Athenians played in the league this year, the total score had over 2.5 goals at the full time. Also in 6 of their last 10 h2h matches, a similar scoreline was produced. The same trend can be seen in 5 of their last 6 meetings at the home of Le Havre. So a bet can be placed on a score of over 2.5 goals with 2.10 odds.
Le Havre vs Valenciennes: Betting Tips
Le Havre to win @ 1.62 (5/8).
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.10 (11/10).