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Niort will host guests Rodez at Stade René-Gaillard in the Ligue 2 match on Saturday.
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Niort head into this match following on from a 1-1 Ligue 2 drawn result versus Valenciennes FC.
In that game, Niort managed 41% possession and 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Niort was Valentin Jacob (71'). For their opponents, Valenciennes FC got 7 shots on goal with 3 on target. Emmanuel Ntim (64') was the scorer for Valenciennes FC.
Niort have struggled with their forward play in more recent games. Their sum of goals equals just 2 vs opposing sides over their previous six matches. In those games, Les chamois have also seen the tally of goals against them total 11.
Going into this contest, Niort haven’t won at home in the past 2 matches in the league.
In the game prior to this, Rodez drew 1-1 in the Ligue 2 tie with Havre AC.
In that game, Rodez had 33% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Rodez was Jordan Leborgne (33'). Havre AC got 11 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Khalid Boutaïb (81') scored for Havre AC.
The stats don’t lie, and Rodez have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 8 goals in all. In defence, Rodez have some weaknesses to address. That being said, we must now wait to see if such a trend might continue on here in this match.
Going into this contest, Rodez haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league games.
Head to head
The previous league match between these sides was Ligue 2 match day 18 on 05/01/2021 and the score finished Rodez 1-1 Niort.
The match was refereed by Oliver Thual.
Team News: Niort
Issouf Paro (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Mathieu Michel (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not available for Niort gaffer Sébastien Desabre.
Team News: Rodez
Due to a completely healthy group to pick from, Rodez manager Laurent Peyrelade has zero fitness worries to report before this game.
It’s looking like Rodez and Niort could well both score and end up finding themselves in a fairly even game here.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw is looking likely to us. Therefore, we predict a tight encounter with a 1-1 score draw at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade René-Gaillard (11,352)
Captain: Dylan Louiserre
Chairman: Karim Fradin
Manager: Sébastien Desabre
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 15
⭐ Star Player: Bilal Boutobba
Regularly used in the Right Wing position, Bilal Boutobba was born in Marseille, France. Having played his first senior match for Marseille in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 3 league goals in the Ligue 2 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 32 appearances.