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Niort will be taking on visiting rivals EA Guingamp at Stade René-Gaillard in this Ligue 2 fixture on Saturday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Niort v EA Guingamp game - as well as up-to-date odds.
Niort will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 4-0 Ligue 2 losing effort in their last game against AJ Auxerre.
The only player to score from Niort was Ibrahima Conté (91' Own goal). Gaëtan Charbonnier (16', 70', 87') was the scorer for AJ Auxerre.
Niort haven’t exactly had impressive attacking statistics in more recent games. Their goals record equals just 4 vs opposition teams during the course of their last six matches. In those meetings, Niort have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them total 8. Historical results aside, we will just have to wait and see whether such a trend shall be maintained in this upcoming match.
Ahead of this meeting, Niort haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
EA Guingamp will come into the encounter following on from a 0-1 Ligue 2 win to beat Paris FC in their most recent game.
The only player to score from EA Guingamp was Charles Abi (41').
For 5 of the previous 6 games featuring EA Guingamp, a notably low volume of goals have been scored between them and opposing sides. The overall average number of goals per game within that period comes to just 1.67, with the average goals for Guingamp standing at 0.83.
Looking at their past form shows that EA Guingamp:
- haven't been defeated by Niort when they've played them away from home in the last 5 league matches. An impressive run.
- are unbeaten in their last 7 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 24/08/2012 tells us that Niort have won 1 of them & EA Guingamp 3, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
11 goals were produced between them in these games, with 4 of them for Les chamois and 7 being from Guingamp. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.83.
The previous league contest between the two was Ligue 2 match day 38 on 15/05/2021 which ended up with the score at Niort 0-2 EA Guingamp.
In that match, Niort had 38% possession and 16 shots at goal with 1 on target.
EA Guingamp got 9 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Yannick Gomis (39') and Tristan Muyumba (92') scored.
The match was refereed by Oliver Thual.
Team News: Niort
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just a single fitness concern for the Niort gaffer Sébastien Desabre to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Mathieu Michel (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out.
Team News: EA Guingamp
Owing to a completely healthy squad to choose from, the EA Guingamp manager Stéphane Dumont does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this match.
We’re inclined to think that EA Guingamp and Niort are both capable of scoring here.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. That is why we are leaning toward a very even match with a 1-1 score draw at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade René-Gaillard (11,352)
Captain: Dylan Louiserre
Chairman: Eytan Hanouna
Manager: Sébastien Desabre
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 13