Monthly Archives: September 2018

France Ligue 2 – Metz v Le Havre Preview (29/9/18)

Match Preview

Metz’s seven match winning streak to start off the season ended last week when Paris FC beat them 2-1. I’m not going to hold it against them too much because PFC are a solid team and it was always going to be a banana skin type fixture. I think I’ll back them to bounce back today although it won't be easy. Le Havre a a strong solid team but their lack of goals does worry me sometimes and I’m not convinced they are a big game sort of team in these type of fixtures. Metz can be bagged at 2.02 here and this might be the last time they are odds-against at home for the rest of this season. It’s an opportunity I can’t resist taking.

Prediction: 1-0

Recommended bet 1 unit: Metz -0.5 @2.02

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQfFaNrfbzUj39hpTVwGFEpZss8al06A0xc5bxdtVGlpK8_r1C3osuQINgP4ooBxyu-wirmVkWYgrt-/pubhtml?gid=952322755&single=true

 

France Ligue 2 – Red Star v Grenoble Preview (28/9/18)

Match Preview

I think if both teams were at full strength then I would happily no bet this game but in the end I’ve been tempted into taking over 2 goals. Grenoble are missing a lot of important defensive players and their defence hasn’t looked very good in the last two weeks. Grenoble do have some decent attacking players who have made an impact in recent weeks though and they will fancy beating up on a Red Star team that has conceded plenty themselves of late. Goalscoring is always the big issue with Red Star, but even they should get opportunities here. I think there’s some value on an over 2 goal line because for me this game should be more like a 2.5 line or at least 2.25.

Prediction: 2-2

Recommended bet 1 unit: Over 2 goals @2.07

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQfFaNrfbzUj39hpTVwGFEpZss8al06A0xc5bxdtVGlpK8_r1C3osuQINgP4ooBxyu-wirmVkWYgrt-/pubhtml?gid=1734479616&single=true

 

France Ligue 2 – Lens v Paris FC Preview (28/9/18)

Match Preview

Got a feeling Lens will win this game but I sense it’ll be a close affair. Paris FC really can’t be underestimated, after all they did just beat table toppers Metz last weekend. Lens haven’t won 6 out of 7 games for nothing though and there is a great feeling around the club at the moment with new coach Philippe Montanier. The odds look about right for this fixture but it’s not one to get involved with because the risk of a draw is too high.

Prediction: 1-1

Recommended bet: None

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQfFaNrfbzUj39hpTVwGFEpZss8al06A0xc5bxdtVGlpK8_r1C3osuQINgP4ooBxyu-wirmVkWYgrt-/pubhtml?gid=1775610483&single=true

 

France Ligue 2 – Nancy v Sochaux Preview (28/9/18)

Match Preview

It’s obviously well worth noting that Nancy have only scored 1 goal all season, but they did put in a much much better performance last week when they won 1-0 at GFCA. If they can take the momentum from that affair then they have every chance here against a Sochaux side that have been more miss than hit this year. They themselves have sometimes struggled to hit the back of the net, so this is a major candidate for a low scorer. Nothing interests me here.

Prediction: 0-0

Recommended bet: None

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQfFaNrfbzUj39hpTVwGFEpZss8al06A0xc5bxdtVGlpK8_r1C3osuQINgP4ooBxyu-wirmVkWYgrt-/pubhtml?gid=910414655&single=true

France Ligue 2 – Orleans v Lorient Preview (28/9/18)

Match Preview

Lorient travel here as the only unbeaten side in Ligue 2 and I have to admit they have surprised me this season. This is somewhat of a banana skin type fixture because Orleans have won their last two home games, including a shock 4-0 against Paris FC. However, I have to say overall that I fancy Lorient to get the job done tonight. They aren’t a great price but should win. My preferred pick for the game is over 2.5 goals though. I sense this will be an open type of match. Orleans haven’t defend very well this year and I sense that Lorient have the type of players who can take advantage. Could take over 2.25 and be more conservative but I am willing to be more aggressive here.

Prediction: 1-3

Recommended bet 1 unit: Over 2.5 goals @2.19

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQfFaNrfbzUj39hpTVwGFEpZss8al06A0xc5bxdtVGlpK8_r1C3osuQINgP4ooBxyu-wirmVkWYgrt-/pubhtml?gid=1331564219&single=true

 

France Ligue 2 – Clermont v GFC Ajaccio Preview (28/9/18)

Match Preview

Clermont really aren’t a bad team and have impressed me this season. Pascal Gastien has been doing a great job here with relatively limited resources. They have won their last two home games and somehow contrived to lose against Metz when 2-0 up. Draws away at Le Havre and Lorient prove their credentials. I really don’t think Clermont will have too many problems winning this match. GFCA have looked really poor in recent times and were totally toothless against rock bottom Nancy last week. I’m happy to back Clermont on a -0.75 handicap to get the business done.

Prediction: 2-0

Recommended bet 1 unit: Clermont -0.75 @2.0

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQfFaNrfbzUj39hpTVwGFEpZss8al06A0xc5bxdtVGlpK8_r1C3osuQINgP4ooBxyu-wirmVkWYgrt-/pubhtml?gid=406724329&single=true

 

France Ligue 2 – Brest v Chateauroux Preview (28/9/18)

Match Preview

Brest head into this match having won their last four matches and they just seem to be catching fire nicely. They surprisingly lost this fixture last season (2-3) and do have a tendency to have a shock home defeat from time to time against an inferior opponent. But I don’t see them having any problems tonight. I would say Chateauroux are actually overachieving compared to their performances. They’ve won 2 of their last 3, but both at home to Nancy and Beziers which is nothing to write home about. Their offense is not as dangerous compared to last season and I think Brest should dominate the game tonight. There’s some value on them too with a -0.75 handicap around the 2.05 mark which I’m very happy to take.

Prediction: 3-0

Recommended bet 1 unit: Brest -0.75 @2.08

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQfFaNrfbzUj39hpTVwGFEpZss8al06A0xc5bxdtVGlpK8_r1C3osuQINgP4ooBxyu-wirmVkWYgrt-/pubhtml?gid=1213051642&single=true

 

France Ligue 2 – Beziers v Niort Preview (28/9/18)

Match Preview

This is another really tough match to predict. Beziers have lost their way a bit after a great start to the season. They haven’t been that bad in terms of performances but we know this squad on paper is quite weak. This is a very winnable game so it might bring its own pressure. Niort have done well this year having won 4 of their 8 games but they also come into the match on a losing streak. Nothing would surprise me here and my best guess is a draw to be honest.

Prediction: 1-1

Recommended bet: None

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQfFaNrfbzUj39hpTVwGFEpZss8al06A0xc5bxdtVGlpK8_r1C3osuQINgP4ooBxyu-wirmVkWYgrt-/pubhtml?gid=1048372943&single=true

 

France Ligue 2 – Ajaccio v Valenciennes Preview (28/9/18)

Match Preview

Neither team is playing that well, especially Ajaccio. We have a bit of a clash of styles here. Valenciennes’ games have tended to be quite open and containing a lot of goals this year whereas ACA have drawn 0-0 in 3 of their last 4 games. For some reason the Corsican outfit haven’t been able to get going this year, like they are suffering some sort of hangover. They will get chances against a leaky VA defence tonight though so perhaps things could change. Nothing appeals to me in this fixture because it’s really hard to predict.

Prediction: 1-1

Recommended bet: None

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQfFaNrfbzUj39hpTVwGFEpZss8al06A0xc5bxdtVGlpK8_r1C3osuQINgP4ooBxyu-wirmVkWYgrt-/pubhtml?gid=1934953114&single=true

 

France Ligue 2 Round 8 (21-24 Sept 2018)

Time (BST)
Friday 21st September
19:00
GFC Ajaccio
vs Nancy Preview
19:00
Auxerre
vs Ajaccio Preview
19:00
Chateauroux
vs Beziers Preview
19:00
Grenoble
vs Brest Preview
19:00
Le Havre
vs Troyes Preview
19:00
Lorient
vs Clermont Preview
19:00
Sochaux
vs Orleans Preview
19:00
Valenciennes
vs Red Star Preview
Saturday 22nd September
14:00
Paris FC
vs Metz
Monday 24th September
19:45
Niort
vs Lens