France Ligue 2 – Bourg-en-Bresse v Amiens Preview (14/10/16)

bp-ascBourg-en-Bresse preview

  • Unbeaten in six games and have been trending in the right direction recently.
  • For a team not particularly known for defensive solidity, it’s been a surprise to see them go nearly 350 minutes without conceding a goal.
  • Suddenly, goalscoring is becoming more of a concern and they head into this game on the back of successive 0-0 draws, which again is highly unusual for them.
  • Playmaker Guillaume Henry is suspended, but everyone else is available apart from long term absentees.

Amiens preview

  • Defeat against Troyes (0-1) just before the international break ended their shock run of seven unbeaten games.
  • The newly promoted outfit were expected to struggle greatly but have laughed off those predictions and been one of the better sides so far.
  • Defensive midfielder Guy N’Gosso is ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury, whilst centre back Khaled Adenon is suspended. Everyone else is available apart from long term casualties.
  • Amiens have won 3 of their last 4 on the road and have no problems performing on away from home.

Conclusion & betting analysis

  • Both of these teams have been surprisingly good in recent weeks and Amiens especially have been great all season.
  • Bourg-en-Bresse are favourites in between a DNB & -0.25 line ,and this seems fair.
  • The hosts are usually known for higher scoring matches, but in recent times things have changed. The goals have dried up but their defence has improved.
  • Amiens will probably come here operating quite conservative and hard to break down. They would be happy with a point.
  • Without playmaker Guillaume Henry, who looks a good signing, Bourg might struggle to score and I could see something like a 0-0 draw developing.
  • Nothing really interests me here and I doubt this will be much of a classic. Both teams are likely to cancel each other out.

Prediction: 0-0

Recommended bet: None