France Ligue 2 – Amiens v Grenoble Preview (17/10/20)

Match Preview

Amiens

Oswald Tanchot has been confirmed as the new manager full time and I’m not a great fan of the appointment., He never impressed me much at Le Havre, who at the time were a club in far more stable times. Amiens are more in a transition period after relegation and to be honest seems a bit of a mess squad wise. The official group of players hasn’t been given out ahead of this game but the main issue has been scoring goals. I think on paper the defence which includes Molla Wague, Mickael Alphonse and Nicholas Opoku should keep things tight enough. Quite who is going to step up and score them goals I’m not sure. There are enough candidates such as Moussa Konate but nobody seems in form or confident enough.

Grenoble

4 wins out of 6 has been a good start to the season for Grenoble. They have had to endure some squad issues of late with a few COVID cases impacting the team. At the back both Bart Straalman and Jordy Gaspar are ruled out today along with the attacking duo Mamadou Diallo & Moussa Djitte. The negative for the visitors is they’ve lost 2 of their 3 road games. Some players are welcomed back and the 2 week international break came at the right time for everyone involved.

Conclusion & Betting analysis

To be honest, I see Grenoble getting a victory and considered backing them on a +0.25 Asian Handicap line. However, Amiens are a difficult side to predict and could produce anything. Maybe the new manager will get them playing better and that things can be settled now the transfer window has shut. With a number of question marks flying around it probably doesn’t make sense to bet on the game but Grenoble have been playing well recently and I would personally give them the edge.

Prediction: 0-1

Recommended bet: None