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The Ligue 2 clash at Stade de Roudourou on Saturday sees home side EA Guingamp do battle with opponents AS Nancy Lorraine.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the EA Guingamp v AS Nancy Lorraine game (plus the best game odds).
EA Guingamp, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 2-3 Ligue 2 triumph vs Châteauroux.
For EA Guingamp, the goals were scored by Ronny Rodelin (58'), Frantzdy Pierrot (67') and Yeni N'Gbakoto (74'). Rémi Mulumba (77') and Christopher Opéri (79') scored for Châteauroux.
It has been all too rare in recent times that EA Guingamp have shown defensive steel. In fact, Guingamp have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 13 goals in the process.
Pre-game facts show that EA Guingamp:
- haven't lost in the league to AS Nancy Lorraine in their last 5 games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 5 league games. Things will have to change soon.
AS Nancy Lorraine
In their last game, AS Nancy Lorraine drew 2-2 in the Ligue 2 match with Rodez.
For AS Nancy Lorraine, goals were scored by Sega Coulibaly (9', 91' Own goal) and Vinni Triboulet (70'). Rémy Boissier (26') was the scorer for Rodez.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 games involving AS Nancy Lorraine, at least three goals have been struck. The overall average number of goals per game in that spell is 4.17, with the number of goals averaged by AS Nancy Lorraine being 2. That sort of trend might not be carried forward into this next game, though.
Head to head
Delving into past results between these clubs stretching back to 27/08/2016 tells us that these encounters have been disappointments for AS Nancy Lorraine. They’ve not been able to register any victories at all while EA Guingamp have been too good for them, finishing as winners in 67 per cent of those matches played.
A sum of 13 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 9 from Guingamp and 4 netted by Les Chardons. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was Ligue 2 match day 2 on 29/08/2020 and the score finished AS Nancy Lorraine 2-2 EA Guingamp.
The referee was Oliver Thual.
Team News: EA Guingamp
There aren’t many selection issues, with just a single fitness concern for the EA Guingamp boss Mehmed Baždarević to be concerned about from an otherwise complete group of players. Félix Eboa Eboa (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t play.
Team News: AS Nancy Lorraine
Out of a mainly available group, there’s just the one fitness problem for the AS Nancy Lorraine gaffer Jean-Louis Garcia to contend with. Mehdi Merghem (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
Our thinking is that AS Nancy Lorraine will need to put in a solid display to breach the defence of this EA Guingamp side who we think might well score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore seeing a 1-0 winning margin for EA Guingamp at the end of this game.
It should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de Roudourou (19,060)
Captain: Youssouf M'Changama
Chairman: Bertrand Desplat
Manager: Mehmed Baždarević
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 15
🔑 Key Player: Matthias Phaëton
Usually taking to the field in the Striker position, Matthias Phaëton was born in Colombes, France. After having made a senior debut playing for EA Guingamp in the 2018 - 2019 season, the gifted Forward has contributed 3 league goals in the Ligue 2 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 10 appearances.