France Ligue 2 – Niort v Pau Preview (20/2/20)

Match Preview

Niort

  • Winless in 11 matches although drawn quite a lot of those contests
  • Thankfully for their sake they are 7 points clear of danger in lower midtable
  • 4-5-2 home record isn;t too bad and they’ve been hard to beat at this venue
  • Centre back Ibrahima Conte is suspended

Pau

  • 7 points picked up in last 4 games has given Pau survival hope
  • Only 2 points off 18th place now and form has improved recently
  • 2-2-9 away record is the 2nd worst in the league
  • Centre back Antoine Batisse (susp) is the only major absentee

Conclusion & Betting analysis

The previous meeting ended 4-1 which should fill Pau with some confidence. The visitors have every chance of picking up another 3 points because Niort have really struggled of late. They are on a long winless streak and it's difficult when you are in that sort of form. Anything could happen here. I have a feeling that it will be an open sort of match so I did consider over 2.25 goals. Both teams should fancy their chances of victory, although at the same time a draw for either side wouldn’t be too bad. I feel that Pau will have more momentum which could serve them well tonight, but at the same time they are quite a poor side and if Niort can get off to a good start then it could wreck them. Difficult match to predict so I’ll go with a 1-1 draw but honestly nothing would surprise me here.

Prediction: 1-1

Recommended bet: None