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The Ligue 2 match at Stade Gaston Petit on Saturday sees hosts Châteauroux welcome ESTAC.
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Châteauroux won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 2-1 Ligue 2 defeat last time out to Clermont Foot.
In that match, Châteauroux had 60% possession and 10 shots on goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Châteauroux was Romain Grange (72'). Clermont Foot had 12 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Jason Berthomier (6', 80') was the scorer for Clermont Foot.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Châteauroux have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Châteauroux have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 10 goals on the way.
Looking at their past form shows that Châteauroux:
- haven't beaten ESTAC in their last 7 matches in the league.
- are without a win at home for the past 5 matches in the league. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
ESTAC will come into the game following a 3-1 Ligue 2 win in the defeat of Grenoble in their most recent match.
In that match, ESTAC had 50% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For ESTAC, goals were scored by Yoann Touzghar (10', 24') and Florian Tardieu (72'). At the other end, Grenoble had 7 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Anthony Belmonte (7') scored for Grenoble.
In their previous six clashes, ESTAC have helped themselves to a tally of 10 goals. Troyes have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, they have had 5 goals go against them. It will be interesting to find out if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Their prior results show that ESTAC:
- have not lost to Châteauroux when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head results stretching back to 22/05/2015 shows that these fixtures have not been fruitful for Châteauroux. They’ve not been able to come away with any victories at all whereas ESTAC have just been stronger than them, finishing as winners in 100% of those games where they have faced each other.
A sum of 14 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 1 for Châteauroux and 13 coming from Troyes. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The previous league meeting between the two was Ligue 2 match day 18 on 05/01/2021 which ended up with the score at ESTAC 2-0 Châteauroux.
The referee was Guillaume Paradis.
Team News: Châteauroux
Chaker Alhadhur (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Siriné Doucouré (Surgery) and Amir Nouri (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing for Châteauroux manager Marco Simone.
Team News: ESTAC
Thanks to a mainly available group, there is only the lone fitness problem for the ESTAC gaffer Laurent Battles to be concerned about. Lenny Pintor (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
We think that Châteauroux will really need to work well to score goals against this ESTAC outfit who we think might gain the upper hand.
That’s why we have predicted a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 winning score for ESTAC at the end of this one.
Should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ 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: Rémi Mulumba
Typically playing in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Rémi Mulumba was born in Abbeville, France. After making a first senior appearance for FC Lorient in the 2010 - 2011 season, the skilful Midfielder has contributed 3 league goals in the Ligue 2 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 27 appearances.