Niort vs Orleans
France – Ligue 2
Date: Friday, 07 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Rene Gaillard (Niort).
The combat in the relegation batch will be a low scoring affair for sure based on the average scoring by both teams. Hence, the game will probably finish under 2.5 goals in ninety minutes.
- Niort form: 22 matches – 4 wins – 7 draws – 11 losses – 19 points.
- Orleans form: 22 matches – 3 wins – 7 draws – 12 losses – 16 points.
Both teams are strong contenders for relegation this season. Niort is at the 18th place and Orleans is at the ultimate bottom of the table at 20th spot in the league table.
Niort vs Orleans Head-to-head (h2h)
- The visitor has recorded three of the last five wins.
- Both teams have scored goals in three of the last five fixtures.
- Niort previously tasted a home win in the 2016 clash.
- Their previous encounter awarded a 0-1 away win for Niort.
Niort vs Orleans Prediction
Niort had their prior clash with Paris FC at home. In the match, Niort took back the lead three times in the league but Paris found the equalizer in the final minute of the injury time which ended the match in a 4-4 draw.
Orleans was on the road in their previous encounter in the league. They faced Clermont and lost 3-1 with all four goals coming in the second half of the game. It was their sixth loss within the last ten fixtures in all major contents.
Besides, Niort has stayed unbeaten at home in six of their 11 attempts so far this season. Also, they have a scoring average of 1.0 goals per match despite their poor league performance this season. Their previous home match ended in a draw. So, the Chamois players will be confident about their next hosting.
In the meantime, Orleans will be lacking the home ground advantage. And they have not done well under that situation in the league. The visitor has lost five of their 11 away games with just one win in them. They are on a three-game losing streak away from home.
Hence, Orleans cannot be expected to put a good show at Stade Rene Gaillard. As such, the punters will have their best choice to be Niort in the match. Niort will probably be more close to creating chances in the game. To be safer, it is better to go with a double chance favoring the host since both teams are from the relegation zone.
Niort and Orleans have recorded an average of 1.0 goals per match at home and away in respective order in the campaign. So, we can expect the total score to be probably under 2.5 goals in ninety minutes.
Niort vs Orleans Betting tips
Double chance: Niort or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.66 (4/6).