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The Ligue 2 clash at Stade des Alpes on Saturday sees home side Grenoble facing opposition in the form of Niort.
Our tips, poll and stats for Grenoble v Niort can all be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
Grenoble are hoping to win again following the 1-2 Ligue 2 victory over AS Nancy Lorraine.
For Grenoble, the scorers were Jessy Bénet (79') and Moussa Djitté (93'). Giovanni Haag (23') scored for AS Nancy Lorraine.
Philippe Hinschberger's Grenoble have hit the back of the net a sum total of 6 times in their last 6 outings. The corresponding tally of goals that have been scored against them in that same time amounts to 5.
Analysis of their past results shows that Grenoble:
- have not lost a league tie with Niort in their previous 6 matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 12 league matches at home. They have been so resilient here.
Niort will go into this encounter after a 2-1 Ligue 2 win over Pau FC in their previous game.
For Niort, the scorers were Pape Ibnou Bâ (40') and Olivier Kemen (45'). Mayron George (59') scored for Pau FC.
Looking at their form, and Niort have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 7 goals overall. In defence, Les chamois have seen their frailties exposed.
Leading up to this clash, Niort:
- have not won against Grenoble in games played away from home for the previous 5 league games. Not good.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 8 league matches. It's not a good run at all.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 10/08/2018 shows that Grenoble have won 3 of these games & Niort 0, with the tally of drawn results standing at 3.
In all, 8 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from GF 38 and 2 coming from Les chamois. That is an average goals per game value of 1.33.
The last league clash between the two was Ligue 2 match day 9 on 15/12/2020 when it ended Niort 0-0 Grenoble.
The referee was Bastien Dechepy.
Team News: Grenoble
Grenoble manager Philippe Hinschberger has zero fitness worries whatsoever before this match owing to a completely injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Niort
Out of a mainly healthy group, there’s just a single fitness worry for the Niort boss Sébastien Desabre to be concerned with. Issouf Paro (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game.
We’re of the view that Grenoble will, in all likelihood, be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
At the same time, Niort are also probably going to find it difficult to score themselves but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be pulling one back during this clash.
Our tip is for a controlled 3-1 winning margin for Grenoble at the end of the match.
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, Coupe De France (1/16 Finals)
⭐ Star Player: Achille Anani
Usually taking up the Striker position, Achille Anani was born in Aboisso-Comoé , Ivory Coast. After having played his first senior match for Grenoble in the 2020 - 2021 season, the skilful Forward has accumulated 5 league goals in the Ligue 2 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 25 appearances.