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Châteauroux will take to the pitch with visiting club USL Dunkerque at Stade Gaston Petit in this Ligue 2 tie on Saturday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Châteauroux v USL Dunkerque are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Châteauroux will play in this match coming off the back of a 2-2 Ligue 2 drawn game vs Grenoble.
In that game, Châteauroux had 56% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. For Châteauroux, the goalscorers were Prince Ibara (36') and Guevin Tormin (54'). Grenoble got 13 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Moussa Djitté (25') and Jessy Bénet (31') scored for Grenoble.
It has not been often in recent times that Châteauroux have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Châteauroux have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 10 goals during that time. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
Going into this encounter, Châteauroux haven’t won at home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Pau FC in Ligue 2 action, USL Dunkerque will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, USL Dunkerque managed 50% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The scorer for USL Dunkerque was Billy Ketkeophomphone (76' Own goal, 90'). For their opponents, Pau FC got 11 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Victor Lobry (49') and Antoine Batisse (83') scored for Pau FC.
The numbers tell their own story, and USL Dunkerque have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 8 goals in total. In defence, Dunkerque could really do with shoring things up.
Heading into this fixture, USL Dunkerque have not won away from home in their last 9 league games. Their travelling support will be needed here, for sure.
Head to head
The previous league meeting featuring the two was Ligue 2 match day 14 on 05/12/2020 and the score finished USL Dunkerque 2-0 Châteauroux.
The referee was Nicolas Rainville.
Team News: Châteauroux
Marcin Bulka (Sprained ankle), Julien Fabri (Pubalgia), Chaker Alhadhur (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Amir Nouri (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be missing for Châteauroux manager Marco Simone.
Team News: USL Dunkerque
Dunkerque manager Fabien Mercadal has to currently contend with reduced team options. Nicolas Bruneel (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Kévin Rocheteau (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be playing here.
Here, we’re thinking that USL Dunkerque will need to push hard to put one past this Châteauroux team who we think should end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
That’s why we have predicted a good battle with a 1-0 advantage for Châteauroux when the full-time whistle blows.
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 Gaston Petit (17,173)
Captain: Yannick M'Boné
Chairman: Thierry Schoen
Manager: Marco Simone
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 20
🔑 Key Man: Prince Ibara
Mostly used in the Striker position, Prince Ibara was born in Brazzaville, Congo. Having played his first senior match for Châteauroux in the 2020 - 2021 season, the skilful Forward has hit 3 league goals in this Ligue 2 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 8 appearances.