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Havre AC line up against visiting rivals Valenciennes FC at Stade Océane in this Ligue 2 clash on Friday.
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Havre AC are hoping to win again after their last result, a 0-1 Ligue 2 success versus Chambly Oise.
The only player to score from Havre AC was Himad Abdelli (79').
Fewer than three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Havre AC have been involved. With regard to the goal distribution from that period, opposition teams scored an aggregate of 7 and Le club doyen got themselves 7. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Havre AC:
- have not beaten Valenciennes FC in their last 2 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 home league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 4 league games. Fans are getting restless.
After a loss in their previous game against AS Nancy Lorraine in Ligue 2 competition, Valenciennes FC and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
For Valenciennes FC, the goalscorers were Baptiste Guillaume (45') and Kévin Cabral (52'). Mickaël Biron (59'), Kenny Rocha Santos (77') and Ousmane Cissokho (90') scored for AS Nancy Lorraine.
Valenciennes FC have attacked well in their most recent fixtures, having scored 7 goals in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, Les Athéniens can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same clashes.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 06/02/2017 tells us that Havre AC have won 2 of them & Valenciennes FC 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
In all, 11 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 6 of them from Le club doyen and 5 netted by Les Athéniens. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.83.
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was Ligue 2 match day 12 on 28/10/2019 when it ended Valenciennes FC 0-0 Havre AC.
The referee was Rémi Landry.
Team News: Havre AC
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just one fitness concern for the Havre AC manager Paul Le Guen to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust squad. Souleymane Isaak Touré (Ankle Surgery) is out of contention.
Team News: Valenciennes FC
Thanks to a largely full-strength group, there is only a single fitness issue for the Valenciennes FC manager Olivier Guégan to be concerned with. Malek Chergui (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
When taking all factors into account, Valenciennes FC and Havre AC are both capable of scoring here.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. We’re therefore predicting a hard-fought 1-1 draw at the end of this game.
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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 13
⭐ Star Player: Godwin Bentil
Normally playing in the Striker position, Godwin Bentil was born in Accra, Ghana. After making a first senior appearance for Havre AC in the 2020 - 2021 season, the goalscoring Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in the Ligue 2 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 7 appearances.