Niort vs Red Star
French Ligue 2
Date: Friday, 17 May 2019
Kick-Off 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Rene Gaillard (Niort).
Niort and Red Star will battle it out in a low-profile Ligue 2 tie on Friday evening at Stade Rene Gaillard. The match will have no impact whatsoever on the final standings as both teams already know their destiny.
Les Chamois managed to save the second division status in another campaign they’ll quickly forget. They will end the season in the bottom half of the standings regardless of what happens in this tie with Red Star.
The visitors proved to be too weak for this level of competition. They went from third to second division back and forth in the last couple of years.
Red Star will instantly return to National 1 league (third division of French football) after finishing this Ligue 2 season at the very foot of the standings. They claimed just 20 points in 37 rounds. They did ruin Sochaux’s plans of avoiding the relegation play-offs spot two weeks ago beating them 1-2 on the rod (a massive upset).
Nevertheless, Vincent Doukantie’s squad failed to back up such win losing 0-1 the home match against Paris seven days ago.
Niort vs Red Star: Head-to-head
Niort were the dominant force in the history of this match-up.
They won five, drew one and lost one of seven home meetings with Red Star.
Les Chamois came on top when teams met each other in the first part of the season (a 1-2 victory at Stade de Paris).
Niort vs Red Star: Prediction
Niort were fairly easy to break down in latest games. They shipped five goals in last two rounds. Les Chamois drew 2-2 at home to Lorient before losing 3-0 away at second-placed Brest last time out.
Pascal Plancque’s men are winless in last ten home matches in the league. They drew eight and lost two in the process. Given they conceded goals with ease recently and given this match has no importance for any of two outfits, we have reasons to go for the Over 2.5 goals FT pick as the primary betting option here.
Niort vs Red Star: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.38
Both Teams To Score @ 2.10.