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Havre AC arrive at Stade Michel D’Ornano on Saturday for the Ligue 2 fixture with home team SM Caen.
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SM Caen will be hoping for a better result after the 1-2 Ligue 2 defeat in their last game at the hands of Valenciennes FC.
For SM Caen, the goalscorers were Ali Abdi (16' Own goal) and Mehdi Chahiri (92'). Gaëtan Robail (29') was the scorer for Valenciennes FC.
It has been seldom in recent times that SM Caen have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that SM Caen have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 8 goals during that time.
Going into this encounter, SM Caen are without a win at home for the past 3 league matches.
Havre AC come into this game following a 2-0 Ligue 2 win in the defeat of Dijon in their previous fixture.
For Havre AC, the goals were scored by Quentin Cornette (20') and Victor Lekhal (62').
A run of hard-working displays by the Havre AC defensive unit has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 2 from their last 6 outings combined. In that period of time, their forwards have scored 6. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily follow through into this game, of course.
Taking a look at their past results, Havre AC:
- remain undefeated by SM Caen in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 10 league matches away from home. Travelling very well.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings dating back to 27/09/2013, there has been little to separate the clubs with SM Caen winning 2 of those games, Havre AC 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
A combined sum of 13 goals were scored between them in this period, with 5 of them from Caen and 8 belonging to Le club doyen. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The last league clash featuring the two was Ligue 2 match day 29 on 15/03/2021 when the final score was SM Caen 0-2 Havre AC.
The match was refereed by Romain Lissorgue.
Team News: SM Caen
Hugo Vandermersch (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Franklin Wadja (Meniscal Injury) and Kelian Nsona (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing for SM Caen gaffer Stéphane Moulin.
Team News: Havre AC
Thanks to a fully healthy group available to select from, the Havre AC manager Paul Le Guen does not have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash.
We believe that Havre AC will surely be able to break down this SM Caen team, but it possibly won’t quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We can see a narrow 2-1 advantage for SM Caen when all is said and done. Definitely a tough call.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Michel D’Ornano (21,000)
Captain: Prince Oniangué
Chairman: Olivier Pickeu
Manager: Stéphane Moulin
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 12
⭐ Star Man: Alexandre Mendy
Typically playing in the Striker position, Alexandre Mendy was born in Toulon, France. After having made a senior debut playing for Nîmes in the 2014 - 2015 season, the accomplished Forward has hit 6 league goals in this Ligue 2 2021 - 2022 season so far from a total of 9 appearances.