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SM Caen are the guests at Stade René-Gaillard on Saturday for the Ligue 2 game with home side Niort.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Niort v SM Caen are shown on this page - along with the latest match odds.
Niort will be hoping to bounce back here after the 2-0 Ligue 2 loss in their previous game against Châteauroux.
Guevin Tormin (37') and Rémi Mulumba (87') scored for Châteauroux.
Fewer than three goals per game were seen in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Niort have been involved. In terms of the goal distribution from that period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 5 and Les chamois totted up 6.
Analysis of their past results shows that Niort:
- have not emerged victorious against SM Caen in their previous 4 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 7 league matches at home.
SM Caen go into this game after a 1-0 Ligue 2 win in the defeat of Amiens SC in their previous match.
The only player to score from SM Caen was Nicholas Gioacchini (42').
For 5 of the prior six games involving SM Caen, a relatively low number of goals have gone in between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game in that period comes out as a paltry 1, with the average goals for Caen equalling 0.83. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, though.
Their past results show that SM Caen:
- have left without a victory over Niort in games played away from home for the previous 4 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- haven't been defeated by Niort in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels stretching back to 10/08/2012, there has been little to separate the clubs with Niort winning 2 of those games, SM Caen 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
A total of 15 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 7 from Les chamois and 8 coming from Caen. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
Team News: Niort
There is just a single fitness concern for the Niort boss Sébastien Desabre to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust group. Ibrahim Sissoko (Knee Surgery) is sidelined.
Team News: SM Caen
Out of a mainly healthy group, there’s only the lone fitness problem for the SM Caen boss Pascal Dupraz to contend with. Steve Shamal (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
SM Caen and Niort should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square. Our tip is therefore for a close game with a 1-1 draw at the end of the match.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade René-Gaillard (11,352)
Chairman: Karim Fradin
Manager: Sébastien Desabre
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 5
⭐ Star Player: Pape Ibnou Bâ
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Pape Ibnou Bâ was born in Senegal. Having made his senior debut playing for Niort in the 2020 - 2021 season, the gifted Forward has hit 2 league goals in the Ligue 2 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 6 appearances.