Orleans vs Troyes
France- Ligue 2
Date: Friday, 28 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Source (Orléans).
Home advantage has hardly made a difference for Orleans in their present campaign. With Troyes also on a winning groove, as we speak, count on the visitors to salvage at least a point in this one.
Orleans vs Troyes Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous fixture witnessed Orleans pick up a 2-1 victory.
- Two of their past five meetings have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in all but one of their last five encounters.
- Only one of their previous seven clashes have ended as a tie.
- Troyes have registered the win in five of their past seven games. (W-5, D-1, L-1)
Orleans vs Troyes Prediction
Orleans tasted success for the first time in five games last week by pulling off a narrow 2-1 win over Le Havre at home. The victory, however, was not enough to propel themselves out of the relegation zone. Miserably, the hosts are still stuck to the bottom of the ladder with just nineteen points to their name.
It is also worth mentioning that the home team are four-points adrift of their nearest foes Le Mans.
On the other hand, Troyes are cruising at the top half of the table, and are currently occupying the fourth spot as well. The visitors have been recording back to back wins in their last three games on the trot, the most recent of which saw them take down Auxerre with a 3-1 scoreline.
To make matters worse for Orleans, the guests are sporting the third-best away statistics in the cluster.
In sharp contrast, the hosts have come out on top just twice at home so far. Taking into account that they are winless in their past three meetings with this foe here as well, Troyes are likely to secure the bragging rights in this one.
However, one of the only four wins that Orleans have managed so far came against Troyes in the reverse fixture. Considering that the visitors have admitted defeat in three of their past four outings in the league too, a draw no bet is sizing up to be the safest punt.
Furthermore, the visitors have kept a tight backline on the road this season. In fact, they have conceded just eight goals from their outings, which is fewer than any other side in the second division.
Additionally, Orleans have been struggling to get their names on the scoresheet, even in their own backyard. Disappointingly, the have failed to find the back of the net in four of their past seven games here.
Given that their three h2h meetings here so far have also featured fewer than 2.5 goals on final scorecards, expect the fourth to be no different as well.
Orleans vs Troyes Betting tips
Draw no bet: Troyes @ 1.70 (7/10)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).