France Ligue 2 – Toulouse v Grenoble Preview (16/1/21)

Match Preview

Toulouse

  • Just 1 loss in last 17 games has put Toulouse in 2nd place
  • 5-3-2 home record is fairly decent
  • 4 of last 5 home games ended with over 2.5 goals
  • Striker & top scorer Rhys Healey ruled out injured
  • Wingback Steven Moreira suspended

Grenoble

  • Only 1 win in last 5 games but still third in the table
  • Away record not so strong (3-3-4) is just 10th best 
  • 8 out of 10 away matches ended under 2.5
  • Three regular defenders ruled out; Mombris (susp), Nestor & Gaspar (inj)
  • Key playmaker Yoic Ravet returns to the squad after a 6 week layoff

Conclusion & Betting analysis

Toulouse very nearly lost on Monday night but they came from 0-2 down vs Caen to earn a draw. They have been one of the form teams for a while and I fancy them to get another 3 points today. Grenoble just look to have lost their way a little bit and I thought they were outclassed vs Clermont and Auxerre recently. They did well to come back vs AJA last week but really Auxerre should’ve been out of sight against them. Grenoble are missing three regular starting defenders for this match, which could prove the big difference. TFC are without top scorer Rhys Healey which is a blow, but the hosts should have enough to get the win in my opinion. It wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if this match also ended over 2.5 goals but the best bet in my opinion is Toulouse -0.25.

Prediction: 2-1

Recommended bet: Toulouse -0.25 Asian Handicap @1.90