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Grenoble will host visiting club SC Bastia at Stade des Alpes in this Ligue 2 game on Saturday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Grenoble v SC Bastia are shown on this page - along with the latest match odds.
Grenoble will be looking for another win after the 0-1 Coupe De France success over Stade Plabennecois.
In that match, Grenoble had 51% possession and 4 shots at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Grenoble was Amine Sbaï (11'). For their opponents, Stade Plabennecois got 12 shots at goal with 5 of them on target.
A common theme in recent Grenoble games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
Taking their previous sextet of clashes before this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on "Both Teams to Score" would've been a losing one.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Grenoble:
- have not won against SC Bastia in their previous 3 league games.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league games.
In the game prior to this, SC Bastia drew 1-1 in the Coupe De France match with FC Lorient.
In that match, SC Bastia had 38% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for SC Bastia was Joris Sainati (81'). Lorient had 5 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Ibrahima Koné (64') was the scorer for FC Lorient. The game was won 1-4 by FC Lorient on penalties.
In their last half-dozen clashes, SC Bastia have bagged a total of 6 goals. SC Bastia have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. Over that period, their defenders have had 3 goals go into their own net. That pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, of course.
Ahead of this clash, SC Bastia are without a win away from home in their last 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings going back to 04/05/2007, neither club has come out on top overall with Grenoble winning 1 of those games, SC Bastia 1 and 4 being drawn in regulation time.
A total of 8 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 3 of them from GF 38 and 5 coming from Bastia. That’s an average goals per game of 1.33.
The last league fixture featuring the two was Ligue 2 match day 3 on 13/08/2022 when the final score was SC Bastia 3-0 Grenoble.
The match was refereed by Eric Wattellier.
Team News: Grenoble
There is just one fitness concern for the Grenoble gaffer Vincent Hognon to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Bart Straalman (Partial damage to the cruciate ligament) is out of contention.
Team News: SC Bastia
Due to a fully healthy squad available for selection, the SC Bastia manager Régis Brouard has zero fitness concerns at all before this clash.
We feel that in this game, SC Bastia will surely be able to put one past this Grenoble team, however it possibly won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re tipping a 2-1 victory for Grenoble by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Hopefully this is a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade des Alpes (20,068)
Captain: Brice Maubleu
Chairman: Stéphane Rosnoblet
Manager: Vincent Hognon
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 5, Coupe De France (10th Round)
⭐ Star Man: Matthias Phaëton
Usually playing in the Left Wing position, Matthias Phaëton was born in Colombes, France. Having played his first senior match for EA Guingamp in the 2018 - 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has struck 4 league goals in the Ligue 2 2022 - 2023 season to date from a total of 19 appearances.