Toulouse vs Caen
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 24 February 2019
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadium de Toulouse.
Caen have ended a streak of two consecutive losses with a goalless home draw against Strasbourg and they’ll now be desperate to pick up their team spirits ahead of the Coupe de France trip to Lyon, taking on a trip to Toulouse in hope to capitalize on the rivals’ woes and escape the relegation zone.
SMC have seen narrow losses to Amiens and Nantes and while there’s a lot to be happy about defensively, Fabien Mercadal will be desperate to find a cure for their woes in the final third – where they struggle to create and convert chances in February.
Toulouse come into the match after a narrow loss at Bordeaux where a late goal from Jimmy Briand saw them drop all three points, which was their third loss in four outings across competitions – where a 1-1 draw against Reims at this ground hardly feels like a confidence booster either. They’ve been scoring goals more regularly but have a lot to prove in an important bottom-of-the-table contest.
Toulouse vs Caen: Head-to-head
Caen beat Les Pitchouns 2-1 in front of the home crowd earlier this term, with a last-gasp penalty-kick winner from Faycal Fajr.
SMC earned three wins in last five head-to-head matches, with one loss and one draw seen along the way.
We’ve seen two or fewer goals in seven consecutive encounters before this term’s clash.
Toulouse vs Caen: Prediction
We will now back Caen to snatch a point at Stadium de Toulouse and we’ll go for a Double Chance – Draw or Away win at 1.95, which feels like a great value with Les Pitchouns’ woes of recent. We do feel we’re in for a narrow contest tough to call, though, and taking points from it will be very important for both sides.
Still, we should be in for goals and we’ll now also back a YES on Both teams to score at 2.20, hoping to see Caen forced into an exciting contest and outgunning the rivals to snatch any points on Sunday. We have seen both conceding on the regular and this feels like further evidence for such a bet.
Toulouse vs Caen: Bet Tips
DC – Draw or Away win @ 1.95
Both teams to score YES @ 2.20.