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The Ligue 2 tie at Stade de la Licorne on Saturday will see home side Amiens up against Niort.
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Amiens will be looking for an improved result here after a 0-3 Ligue 2 loss in their previous game against EA Guingamp.
In that match, Amiens SC had 55% possession and 16 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, EA Guingamp got 14 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Youssouf M'Changama (8', 33') and Frantzdy Pierrot (62') scored for EA Guingamp.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Amiens SC have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Amiens have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 12 goals along the way. That pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, however.
In their previous fixture, Niort drew 1-1 in the Ligue 2 match with Rodez.
In that game, Niort had 54% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Niort was Bradley Matufueni M'bondo (39'). Rodez had 10 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Pierre Bardy (9') scored for Rodez.
The strike force from Niort have suffered from a lack of goals in their past 6 clashes, contributing the disappointing return of only 2. In those fixtures, Les chamois have also seen the collective goal tally of opposing teams equal 12.
Coming into this fixture, Niort haven’t won away from home in the past 13 league games. They must be getting so desperate.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings dating back to 13/04/2007, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Amiens winning 3 of those games, Niort 3 and 0 being drawn in regulation time.
An aggregate of 15 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 8 from Amiens and 7 netted by Les chamois. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The last league contest between these clubs was Ligue 2 match day 19 on 08/01/2021 which ended up with the score at Niort 0-2 Amiens SC.
The match was refereed by Arnaud Baert.
Team News: Amiens
Eddy Gnahoré (Unknown Injury), Prince Gouano (Virus Infection) and Gaoussou Traoré (Achilles tendon rupture) will be missing for Amiens gaffer Oswald Tanchot.
Team News: Niort
Niort manager Sébastien Desabre has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Issouf Paro (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Mathieu Michel (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not able to play.
We’re of the view that Niort and Amiens could end up without much reward for their efforts here.
A draw is a real possibility, as a clear-cut winner doesn’t appear to be obvious. We’re therefore seeing a close game with a 0-0 scoreline at the end of this game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de la Licorne (12,097)
Captain: Prince-Désir Gouano
Chairman: Bernard Joannin
Manager: Oswald Tanchot
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 10
⭐ Key Man: Stephen Odey
Normally playing in the Striker position, Stephen Odey was born in Nigeria. Having made his senior debut playing for FC Zürich in the 2017 - 2018 season, the gifted Forward has got 4 league goals in this Ligue 2 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 26 appearances.