France Ligue 2 – Sochaux v Niort Preview (7/11/20)

Match Preview

Sochaux

  • Lost just once all season but have only won 1 of their last 7 games
  • Not scored a goal in last three matches with 2 out of 3 ending 0-0
  • Two suspensions - CB Florentin Pogba and striker Chris Bedia
  • Attacker Steve Ambri remains out due to COVID isolation

Niort

  • Didn't play last week due to their match vs Grenoble getting postponed
  • Lost last two away games after an encouraging early start to the season
  • CB Issouf Paro is suspended but Ibrahima Conte returns after a long absence
  • New signing in attack Joseph Mendes makes his appearance in the squad for the first time

Conclusion & Betting analysis

This is a fairly tricky game to call. Niort should be well rested after a 2 week break but could lack some rhythm. They looked poor during the 1-4 defeat to Pau last time out and although they had ten men for the majority of the contest it was a worrying display. Sochaux are hard to beat but simply draw too many games. You never know when their next 0-0 will turn up and I suspect this will be a close tight game. Under 2 goals was a bet I considered but 3 of the last 4 Niort matches all went over 2.5 goals so it’s probably best swerved. Sochaux can’t really be relied on around the 2.10 mark to win, even if they are the more likely team to win.

Prediction: 0-0

Recommended bet: None