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SM Caen make the trip to Stade Océane on Saturday for the Ligue 2 meeting with home side Havre AC.
All Havre AC v SM Caen match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Havre AC will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 2-1 Ligue 2 defeat in their last game at the hands of Grenoble.
The only player to score from Havre AC was Nolan Mbemba (94'). Kevin Tapoko (40') and Willy Semedo (82') scored for Grenoble.
Over their past six games, Paul Le Guen's Havre AC have netted a combined total of 5 times, with that being an average number of goals per match equal to 0.83.
A look at their previous results shows us that Havre AC:
- haven't been beaten in the league by SM Caen in their previous 3 games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches at home.
SM Caen will go into this clash following on from a 2-1 Ligue 2 win to beat AS Nancy Lorraine in their previous game.
The only scorer from SM Caen was Nicholas Gioacchini (94'). Kenny Rocha Santos (27') and Sega Coulibaly (30' Own goal) scored for AS Nancy Lorraine.
Pascal Dupraz's SM Caen have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 5 times throughout their latest 6 matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during those matches comes to 8.
Leading up to this clash, SM Caen:
- haven't beaten Havre AC when they've played them away from home in the last 4 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- haven't been defeated by Havre AC when having played them away from home in the previous 6 league games. A very good record, indeed.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 05/11/2012 shows that Havre AC have won 1 of these & SM Caen 2, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
A combined total of 12 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 6 from Le club doyen and 6 coming from Caen. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
The last league match between these clubs was Ligue 2 match day 24 on 07/02/2020 when the final score was Havre AC 1-1 SM Caen.
The referee was Bastien Dechepy.
Team News: Havre AC
Umut Meras (Corona virus) and Souleymane Isaak Touré (Ankle Surgery) won’t be available for Havre AC boss Paul Le Guen.
Team News: SM Caen
Owing to an otherwise full-strength group of players, there’s only the lone fitness problem for the SM Caen boss Pascal Dupraz to be concerned about. Steve Shamal (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game.
We’re of the opinion that SM Caen will need things to go their way to find the net against this Havre AC team who we reckon should be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very competitive game with a 1-0 advantage for Havre AC when all is said and done.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Océane (25,181)
Captain: Alexandre Bonnet
Chairman: Vincent Volpe
Manager: Paul Le Guen
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 7
🔑 Star Man: Jamal Thiaré
Regularly taking to the field in the Striker position, Jamal Thiaré was born in Senegal. After having played his first senior match for Charleroi in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 2 league goals in the Ligue 2 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 7 appearances.