Valenciennes vs Sochaux
France – Ligue 2
Date: Friday, 14 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Hainaut (Valenciennes).
Valenciennes has been slowly climbing the league table. With their home ground advantage, the host will be the favorites to win in the clash with Sochaux.
- Valenciennes form: 24 matches – 9 wins – 8 draws – 7 losses – 35 points.
- Sochaux form: 24 matches – 8 wins – 8 draws – 8 losses – 32 points.
Sochaux is at the 11th place below the host in the table with just three points difference. Meanwhile, Valenciennes is at the 8th spot in the league table.
Valenciennes vs Sochaux Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has stayed unbeaten in their last four matches.
- The Athenians have recorded four of the last five wins.
- Sochaux has failed to score a goal in their prior three games.
- Their previous encounter ended in a goalless draw at Sochaux.
Valenciennes vs Sochaux Prediction
Problems have been continuing for Valenciennes in the league as they marked their second loss within the last five fixtures. Both these losses have come in their away fixtures.
The Athenians had faced Clermont in their prior clash and lost by conceding three goals to none on the road.
In a more positive note for Valenciennes, the host has stayed unbeaten in their prior five home matches in the campaign. Also, they have lost only two of their 12 home matches so far.
In sharp contrast, Sochaux has struggled in their league away games this season. Their sudden dip in form on the road is evident from the visitor being winless in their last five trips.
Also, the Lions Club has won only two of their 11 away fixtures so far in the campaign this season.
Sochaux has finally found their winning ways by winning their previous encounter with Le Mans at home. Tragically, the 0-2 win against Niort in the early November was their prior win away from home.
Since Sochaux is not at their best away from home, they will not create many problems for the host in the middle. So, the punters can go with Valenciennes to be the favorites to win in the clash. To be safe, go with a double chance.
Furthermore, Valenciennes has a good record at home but have weaker scoring boots. The host has scored only 11 goals in their 12 appearances at home. In the meantime, Sochaux has scored only 8 goals in their 11 attempts on the road.
Hence, we can expect a lesser number of goals in the match, probably under 2.5 goals in ninety minutes.
Valenciennes vs Sochaux Betting tips
Double chance: Valenciennes or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).