France Ligue 2 – Bourg-en-Bresse v Sochaux Preview (28/4/17)


Match Preview

Both sides have been so poor of late that they are even looking over their shoulders a little bit towards the relegation zone. I think both will ultimately be fine, but a Red Star win at Orleans tonight, combined with a potential defeat for either would certainly put the frighteners up the backside of whichever team lost. Bourg have lost 6 of their last 7 games and it would’ve been a complete set of losses had they not lucked out against GFCA. Sochaux haven't fared much better, losing 5 out of 7. Clean sheets have been a rarity for both in recent weeks too, but this match could either be wide open or really tight, I’m not sure. Truth be told, a draw for both sides would be a good result which makes this a difficult match to bet on. I think the value lies with Bourg-en-Bresse, but it’d take a brave man to get involved here with two teams in such poor form. I’m going to predict a draw because if it's level with 10 mins left, I can’t see either side risking too much.

Prediction: 1-1

Recommended bet: None


Player importance explanation: K =Key, X =Regular XI starter, B = Bench player