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The Ligue 2 match at Stade de L'Aube on Saturday will see home team ESTAC welcome USL Dunkerque.
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ESTAC, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-2 Ligue 2 victory against Châteauroux.
In that match, ESTAC managed 46% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 8 on target. For ESTAC, goals were scored by Florian Tardieu (51') and Yoann Touzghar (71'). Châteauroux had 7 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Yannick M'Boné (20') was the scorer for Châteauroux.
Their latest results reveal that there has been much resilience in the ESTAC defence. Troyes have kept it tight, seeing the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their past six matches standing at 3. While that may be of interest, it remains to be seen whether that pattern might be replicated in this upcoming match or not.
Heading into this fixture, ESTAC are undefeated in their last 3 home league matches.
USL Dunkerque head into the encounter after a 1-0 Ligue 2 win with the eclipse of Sochaux in their previous match.
In that game, USL Dunkerque had 45% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. The only player to score for USL Dunkerque was Guillaume Bosca (84'). At the other end, Sochaux got 7 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
USL Dunkerque have regularly broken through opposing defences in their most recent fixtures, having scored 7 times in their previous 6 matches. While their manager Fabien Mercadal will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Dunkerque have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 5 of those same games.
Ahead of this clash, USL Dunkerque haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.
Head to head
The previous league game featuring these sides was Ligue 2 match day 19 on 08/01/2021 which finished with the scoreline of USL Dunkerque 0-0 ESTAC.
The referee was Alexandre Perreau Niel.
Team News: ESTAC
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just a single fitness concern for the ESTAC gaffer Laurent Battles to be concerned with from a near full-strength group of players. Lenny Pintor (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out.
Team News: USL Dunkerque
Due to a mostly healthy group of players, there is just the lone fitness issue for the USL Dunkerque gaffer Fabien Mercadal to be concerned about. Nicolas Bruneel (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game.
In this match, ESTAC will more than likely score a couple of goals when they face USL Dunkerque, who could well find it tough scoring a goal of their own.
Our tip is for a comfortable 2-0 margin for ESTAC after 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de L'Aube (20,400)
Captain: Jimmy Giraudon
Chairman: Daniel Masoni
Manager: Laurent Battles
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 1
🔑 Star Man: Yoann Touzghar
Typically used in the Striker position, Yoann Touzghar was born in Avignon, France. Having made his senior debut playing for Amiens SC in the 2011 - 2012 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 15 league goals in this Ligue 2 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 34 appearances.