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The Ligue 2 meeting at Stade des Alpes on Saturday will see hosts Grenoble facing Châteauroux.
All Grenoble v Châteauroux game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below including the latest game odds.
Grenoble will be hoping to bounce back here after a 2-0 Ligue 2 loss in their previous game against Paris FC.
In that match, Grenoble had 42% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 0 on target. Paris FC got 15 shots on goal with 6 on target. Florent Hanin (66') and Florian Martin (81') scored for Paris FC.
Fewer than three goals per match were seen in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Grenoble have been involved. Breaking down the goal split from this period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 5 and GF 38 managed the sum of 6. Such a trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, of course.
Looking at their past form shows that Grenoble:
- are unbeaten in their previous 14 league matches at home. A fantastic home record.
- are without a home win in the past 3 league games.
In their last game, Châteauroux drew 2-2 in the Ligue 2 tie with SM Caen.
In that match, Châteauroux had 77% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 8 on target. For Châteauroux, goals were scored by Guevin Tormin (9') and Romain Grange (13'). SM Caen got 3 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Benjamin Jeannot (4', 28') scored for SM Caen.
The numbers tell their own story, and Châteauroux have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals overall. In defence, Châteauroux have some weaknesses to address.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Châteauroux:
- have not been beaten by Grenoble when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 matches in the league. A very good record, indeed.
- are without an away win for the past 14 league matches. Their travelling supporters must be so depressed.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels going back to 22/04/2011, there has been little to separate the clubs with Grenoble winning 1 of those games, Châteauroux 1 and 4 being drawn in normal time.
10 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 5 for GF 38 and 5 belonging to Châteauroux. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.67.
The last league game between these clubs was Ligue 2 match day 13 on 01/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Châteauroux 0-1 Grenoble.
The match was refereed by Oliver Thual.
Team News: Grenoble
Grenoble boss Philippe Hinschberger doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game with a completely injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Châteauroux
Châteauroux boss Marco Simone has not got a full squad to pick from. Chaker Alhadhur (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Amir Nouri (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be playing here.
When taking all factors into account, Grenoble have it within them to get a couple of goals in this one when they meet Châteauroux, who may well struggle to find the back of the net.
Accordingly, we see a decent 2-0 margin for Grenoble come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade des Alpes (20,068)
Captain: Brice Maubleu
Chairman: Stéphane Rosnoblet
Manager: Philippe Hinschberger
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 4
⭐ Star Man: Moussa Djitté
Regularly taking up the Striker position, Moussa Djitté was born in Diattouma, Senegal. After making a first senior appearance for FC Sion in the 2018 - 2019 season, the goalscoring Forward has accumulated 7 league goals in this Ligue 2 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 28 appearances.