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Rodez will be the visitors at Stade des Alpes on Saturday for the Ligue 2 tie with home side Grenoble.
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Grenoble will be looking for a repeat result of a 1-2 Ligue 2 triumph versus Amiens SC.
In that match, Grenoble managed 46% possession and 6 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Grenoble, the goals were scored by Lenny Joseph (36') and Virgiliu Postolachi (88'). At the other end, Amiens got 10 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Louis Mafouta (26') scored for Amiens SC.
Fixtures involving Grenoble have usually been absorbing ones of late with plenty of scoring expected. Over their past 6 games alone, the sum of 23 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 11 of those belonging to Grenoble. We will see whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Their prior results show that Grenoble:
- have not been beaten in the league by Rodez in their previous 5 games.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league matches.
Previously, Rodez drew 0-0 in the Ligue 2 tie with EA Guingamp.
In that match, Rodez managed 48% possession and 6 shots at goal with 0 on target. On the other side, Guingamp got 13 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and Rodez have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 12 goals in all. At the back, Rodez certainly have room for improvement.
Their previous form shows that Rodez:
- are undefeated by Grenoble when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 22/08/2020 shows us that Grenoble have won 2 of them and Rodez 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
In all, 7 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 for GF 38 and 3 coming from Rodez. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.17.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was Ligue 2 match day 36 on 19/05/2023 and the score finished Grenoble 1-1 Rodez.
The referee was Alexandre Perreau Niel.
Team News: Grenoble
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the lone fitness concern for the Grenoble manager Vincent Hognon to be concerned with thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. Allan Tchaptchet (Knee injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Rodez
Owing to an otherwise available group of players, there is just the one fitness issue for the Rodez gaffer Didier Santini to contend with. Éric Vandenabeele (Broken fibula) misses out for this game.
In our view, Rodez should get enough chances to score a goal against this Grenoble lineup, however that realistically won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re expecting a 2-1 victory for Grenoble at full-time.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade des Alpes (20,068)
Captain: Brice Maubleu
Chairman: Stéphane Rosnoblet
Manager: Vincent Hognon
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 4
⭐ Key Man: Pape Meïssa Ba
Normally played in the Striker position, Pape Meïssa Ba was born in Senegal. After making a first senior appearance for ESTAC in the 2019 - 2020 season, the talented Forward has bagged 5 league goals in the Ligue 2 2023 - 2024 campaign to date coming from a total of 13 appearances.