Orleans vs Valenciennes Prediction and Match Preview

Orleans vs Valenciennes
France Ligue 2
Date: Friday 19th October 2018
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Source (Orleans).

Only Brest have a better record form wise than Orleans currently in Ligue 2 and Orleans come into this fixture with Valenciennes having won 4 games in a row, can they make it the magic 5?

The home side are in 9th place and another win here could take them into the top six depending on how other results pan out. At home Orleans have won their last 3 games and are scoring goals too, they netted 8 times in those games. Only two other teams have scored more goals overall in the league and Orleans currently have 14 so far.

Valenciennes are 5 points behind their hosts and could close it to just two if they can get a win here. The problem is that they have lost 4 of their last 5 games, including losing two on a bounce. To make matters worse they have just 1 win away from home and have lost 3 in a row. They are averaging over 2 goals shipped a game on the road.

Orleans vs Valenciennes: Head to Head

  • The last time the teams played here was in 2017 and it was a 7 goal thriller that ended 4-3 to Valenciennes.
  • Valenciennes love coming to this ground and have won the last 3 games here.
  • Orleans have just 1 win from the past six meetings, although it was the most current one which ended 1-0 to them.

Orleans vs Valenciennes: Prediction

It’s true that Valenciennes have had a great record at this stadium but Orleans are in brilliant form and they will be expected to get the victory here.

The teams are more finely balanced than the current league standings show credit for and we should see an exciting game that both teams have a chance of winning. That is why we will back both teams to score as our choice of bet for this game, it is odds on but still represents decent value.

Orleans vs Valenciennes: Bet Tips

  • Both teams to score at 1.72 (8/11).