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Valenciennes FC will be at Stade Marcel-Picot on Saturday for the Ligue 2 clash with home team AS Nancy Lorraine.
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AS Nancy Lorraine
AS Nancy Lorraine enter this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Ligue 2 drawn game versus Chambly Oise.
In that match, AS Nancy Lorraine had 49% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for AS Nancy Lorraine was Vinni Triboulet (75'). At the other end, Chambly Oise had 15 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Joris Correa (55') scored for Chambly Oise.
Over their last 6 games, Jean-Louis Garcia's AS Nancy Lorraine have found the net a combined total of 7 times giving them an average number of goals per match equal to 1.17.
Leading up to this clash, AS Nancy Lorraine:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Valenciennes FC in their previous 3 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches at home.
In their previous fixture, Valenciennes FC drew 1-1 in the Ligue 2 tie with Niort.
In that game, Valenciennes FC managed 59% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Valenciennes FC was Emmanuel Ntim (64'). Niort got 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Valentin Jacob (71') scored for Niort.
The stats don’t lie, and Valenciennes FC have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 11 goals in total. In defence, Les Athéniens have seen their frailties exposed.
Going into this encounter, Valenciennes FC are without an away win for the past 7 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head meetings going back to 02/02/2018 shows that AS Nancy Lorraine have won 3 of these games & Valenciennes FC 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 2.
In all, 13 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 7 of them from Les Chardons and 6 belonging to Les Athéniens. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The last league clash featuring these sides was Ligue 2 match day 18 on 05/01/2021 when the final score was Valenciennes FC 2-3 AS Nancy Lorraine.
The referee was Nicolas Rainville.
Team News: AS Nancy Lorraine
AS Nancy Lorraine manager Jean-Louis Garcia has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever before this game with a completely injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Valenciennes FC
Owing to a completely healthy group available for selection, Valenciennes FC manager Olivier Guégan doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash.
We feel that Valenciennes FC will likely create enough chances to score against this AS Nancy Lorraine outfit, although it probably shouldn’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re tipping a very close game with a 2-1 victory for AS Nancy Lorraine after the 90. We’ll have to see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
AS Nancy Lorraine
Stadium: Stade Marcel-Picot (20,087)
Captain: Ernest Seka
Chairman: Jacques Rousselot
Manager: Jean-Louis Garcia
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 8
⭐ Star Player: Mickaël Biron
Typically played in the Striker position, Mickaël Biron was born in Ducos, Martinique. After making a first senior appearance for AS Nancy Lorraine in the 2020 - 2021 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 12 league goals in this Ligue 2 2020 - 2021 season so far in 29 appearances.