Sochaux vs Grenoble
French Ligue 2
Date: Friday, 17 May 2019
Kick-Off 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Auguste-Bonal (Montbeliard).
Sochaux missed a huge opportunity to avoid relegation play-offs two weeks ago when they shockingly lost the home fixture to rock-bottomed Red Star 1-2.
Omar Daf’s men still have a chance to overtake either Gazelec Ajaccio or Ajaccio and secure survival in the second tier of French football coming into the final Matchday.
Les Lionceaux are looking ahead of a much easier last round fixture than their main rivals in the bottom half of the league ladder. They are set to host non-motivated Grenoble who have nothing to play for in this tie.
The hosts are just one point below both Ajaccio and Gazelec Ajaccio and could theoretically jump above one of them even with a draw here.
Sochaux vs Grenoble: Head-to-head
Les Lionceaux lead the head to head tie by one win coming into seventh meeting with Grenoble.
Les Grenoblois, however, came on top when teams locked horns in this term of Ligue 2 (1-0 at Stade des Alpes).
It was teams’ first encounter in eight years.
Sochaux won two of three home outings against Grenoble.
Sochaux vs Grenoble: Prediction
The hosts played hot and cold throughout the entire season. They generally found goals hard to come by, particularly in recent months. Daf’s squad failed to score in three of past five league affairs. They, however, showed an encouraging defensive display in last Friday’s goalless draw away at play-offs hopefuls Lorient.
Grenoble also lacked ideas in the final third in last two matches. They were incapable of finding the back of the net in past two matches against Paris (a 1-0 defeat) and Auxerre (a goalless draw). Under 2.5 goals FT thus looks to be a decent betting call. We will obviously also back the hosts who are much more motivated going into the tie. They kept three clean sheets in past five home outings in the league. They also held things quiet at the back away at Lorient last time out which is why Sochaux’s clean sheet looks to be another strong betting option.
Sochaux vs Grenoble: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.67
Sochaux to win @ 1.87.