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Grenoble will be hosting visiting club SM Caen at Stade des Alpes in this Ligue 2 tie on Saturday.
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Grenoble will play in this fixture coming off the back of a 2-2 Ligue 2 drawn match against Châteauroux.
In that game, Grenoble managed 44% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For Grenoble, goals were scored by Moussa Djitté (25') and Jessy Bénet (31'). Châteauroux got 9 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Prince Ibara (36') and Guevin Tormin (54') scored for Châteauroux.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where Grenoble have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that GF 38 have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 7 goals along the way.
Their previous form shows that Grenoble:
- have not emerged victorious against SM Caen in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 15 home league matches. What a fantastic run.
- have not won at home in their last 4 league matches. Things will have to change soon.
Last time out, SM Caen drew 1-1 in the Ligue 2 match with Pau FC.
In that match, SM Caen managed 50% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. For SM Caen, goals were scored by Alexandre Mendy (38') and Rémy Riou (56' Own goal). For their opponents, Pau FC got 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
Looking at their form, and SM Caen have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals in total. At the back, Caen have clearly had some problems. Nevertheless, we must now wait to see whether that pattern might be sustained in this next game.
Their previous form shows that SM Caen:
- have left without a victory over Grenoble when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 7 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 13/04/2007 shows us that Grenoble have won 3 of these and SM Caen 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 2.
A total of 13 goals were produced between them in this period, with 7 from GF 38 and 6 created by Caen. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.
The last league match featuring these sides was Ligue 2 match day 14 on 05/12/2020 and the score finished SM Caen 1-1 Grenoble.
The match was refereed by Alexandre Perreau Niel.
Team News: Grenoble
Grenoble boss Philippe Hinschberger has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all ahead of this match owing to a completely healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: SM Caen
With a completely injury-free squad to pick from, SM Caen manager Fabrice Vandeputte does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game.
We’re of the view that SM Caen should have enough to score against this Grenoble team, however it realistically won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re predicting a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning margin for Grenoble when all is said and done. It really should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade des Alpes (20,068)
Captain: Brice Maubleu
Chairman: Stéphane Rosnoblet
Manager: Philippe Hinschberger
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 4
🔑 Key Man: Achille Anani
Mostly played in the Striker position, Achille Anani was born in Aboisso-Comoé , Ivory Coast. Having made his senior debut playing for Grenoble in the 2020 - 2021 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 6 league goals in this Ligue 2 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 30 appearances.