- Travelled to Corsica on Friday but their match against GFC Ajaccio was cancelled because of an unfit pitch.
- Haven’t played for 11 days so should be at perfect physical freshness.
- Have been the big shock of the season so far and sit second in the table. They head into this match having won four in a row!
- Certainly can’t be underestimated at the moment and are playing without fear and no pressure.
- Really good team spirit and work ethic in the group. Everyone fighting hard in all areas of the field.
- Have only lost one match all season and usually hard to beat.
- Kept clean sheets in 4 out of 7 matches
- Squad in good condition with few injuries and no no problems to worry about.
- Likely to set themselves up hard to break down. They have some good defenders and will be difficult to penetrate.
Conclusion & betting analysis
- Local derby of the north which is likely to be tight and cagey.
- Amiens have surprised people with their good start and Valenciennes will probably give them strong respect.
- The hosts are priced @ 2.02 to win which seems too short. They are in great form, but let’s not get too carried away and remember who they are.
- That said, I think Amiens will win. They are red hot and should have a decent fitness advantage here.
- But I’m not confident enough to back them. Valenciennes are an awkward team who I rate fairly highly.
Recommended bet: None