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SM Caen will visit Stade des Alpes on Saturday for the Ligue 2 fixture with home side Grenoble.
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Grenoble will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 1-2 Ligue 2 defeat in their last game at the hands of Paris FC.
The only name on the scoresheet from Grenoble was Abdoulie Sanyang (78'). Morgan Guilavogui (61') and Mehdi Chahiri (89') scored for Paris FC.
Grenoble have found it difficult to unlock defences in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 against opposing sides during their last six outings. In those games, Grenoble have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them total 8. We shall soon see whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
SM Caen will go into this clash following a 3-1 Ligue 2 win with the downing of Amiens SC in their previous game.
For SM Caen, the goalscorers were Alexandre Mendy (46'), Samuel Essende (56') and Romain Thomas (71'). Formose Mendy (82') scored for Amiens SC.
The stats don’t lie, and SM Caen have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 8 goals overall. Defensively, SM Caen have some weaknesses to address.
Going into this contest, SM Caen have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 27/09/2019 shows that Grenoble have won 3 of them & SM Caen 2, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
A sum of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 6 from GF 38 and 6 created by Caen. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
The previous league clash featuring the two was Ligue 2 match day 32 on 09/04/2022 when it ended Grenoble 0-2 SM Caen.
The match was refereed by Jérôme Miguelgorry.
Team News: Grenoble
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the lone fitness concern for the Grenoble manager Vincent Hognon to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed group. Bart Straalman (Partial damage to the cruciate ligament) is out of contention.
Team News: SM Caen
SM Caen boss Stéphane Moulin has to currently contend with reduced team options. Hianga'a Mbock (Adductor problems) and Vladislav Molchan (Cruciate Ligament Strain) won’t be making appearances.
Our thinking is that Grenoble might need a bit of good fortune to hit the back of the net against this SM Caen side who will likely end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
That’s why our selection here is for a highly competitive game with a 0-1 victory for SM Caen at the conclusion of the game.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
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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 13
⭐ Star Player: Abdoulie Sanyang
Regularly playing in the Right Wing position, Abdoulie Sanyang was born in Serekunda, Gambia. After having made a senior debut playing for Beerschot in the 2020 - 2021 season, the skilful Forward has netted 3 league goals in this Ligue 2 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in a total of 8 appearances.