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The Ligue 2 match at Stade Marcel-Tribut on Saturday sees home team USL Dunkerque playing against opponents Sochaux.
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USL Dunkerque will play in this fixture following on from a 1-1 Ligue 2 drawn game versus Amiens SC.
In that match, USL Dunkerque managed 54% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for USL Dunkerque was Ilan Kebbal (47'). At the other end, Amiens SC got 6 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Jayson Papeau (23') was the scorer for Amiens SC.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where USL Dunkerque haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Dunkerque have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 9 goals on the way. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this match, though.
Their past results show that USL Dunkerque:
- are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
Sochaux will go into this clash after a 1-0 Ligue 2 win in the defeat of SM Caen in their last outing.
In that game, Sochaux had 51% possession and 12 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Sochaux was Chris Bedia (64'). SM Caen had 12 shots on goal with 2 on target.
Over the course of 5 of the previous 6 clashes involving Sochaux, a relatively low number of goals have been struck between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game during that spell works out to a paltry 1.67, with the number of goals averaged by Les Lionceaux standing at 0.83.
Coming into this fixture, Sochaux have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
The last league meeting between the two was Ligue 2 match day 18 on 05/01/2021 and the score finished Sochaux 1-0 USL Dunkerque.
The match was refereed by Mathieu Vernice.
Team News: USL Dunkerque
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the lone fitness concern for the USL Dunkerque manager Fabien Mercadal to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Nicolas Bruneel (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is out of contention.
Team News: Sochaux
In an otherwise full-strength squad, there is only the sole fitness worry for the Sochaux manager Omar Daf to be concerned about. Yann Kitala (Tibia Fracture) won’t be playing here.
In our view, Sochaux and USL Dunkerque could well both score and end up finding themselves in a fairly even game here.
Shouldn’t be much in it, and a draw looks quite a realistic result. We’re therefore expecting a close game with a 1-1 score draw when the full-time whistle blows.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Marcel-Tribut (4,200)
Captain: Axel Maraval
Chairman: Jean-Pierre Scouarnec
Manager: Fabien Mercadal
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 18
🔑 Key Player: Billy Ketkeophomphone
Customarily taking up the Right Wing position, Billy Ketkeophomphone was born in Champigny-sur-Marne, France. Having played his first senior match for Strasbourg in the 2009 - 2010 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 3 league goals in the Ligue 2 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 19 appearances.