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SM Caen come up against the visiting Pau FC at Stade Michel D’Ornano in this Ligue 2 fixture on Saturday.
View all of the SM Caen v Pau FC predictions, poll and stats below (including the best match odds).
SM Caen go into this game after a 2-2 Ligue 2 drawn result vs Châteauroux.
In that game, SM Caen had 23% possession and 3 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for SM Caen was Benjamin Jeannot (4', 28'). Châteauroux got 18 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Guevin Tormin (9') and Romain Grange (13') scored for Châteauroux.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where SM Caen haven’t conceded. In fact, Caen have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 9 goals along the way. Previous results aside, it remains to be seen if that trend might persist in this next match.
Coming into this fixture, SM Caen have not won at home in their last 2 league games.
Pau FC go into this meeting after a 3-1 Ligue 2 win with the defeat of USL Dunkerque in their last outing.
In that match, Pau FC had 50% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Pau FC, the goals were scored by Victor Lobry (49') and Antoine Batisse (83'). At the other end, Dunkerque had 11 shots on goal with 3 on target. Billy Ketkeophomphone (76' Own goal, 90') was the scorer for USL Dunkerque.
Over the course of their previous half-dozen clashes, Pau FC have amassed a total of 9 goals. Pau FC have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. Over that period, their defenders have had 5 goals scored by their opponents.
Going into this contest, Pau FC are without a win away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
The previous league contest between these clubs was Ligue 2 match day 13 on 01/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Pau FC 1-0 SM Caen.
The referee was Guillaume Paradis.
Team News: SM Caen
SM Caen boss Fabrice Vandeputte has zero fitness worries at all coming into this clash owing to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: Pau FC
Owing to an otherwise healthy group, there is just the lone fitness problem for the Pau FC manager Didier Tholot to contend with. Romain Bayard (Muscle fiber tear) won’t be playing here.
We envisage that Pau FC and SM Caen could both end up scoring in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating these two teams.
Shouldn’t be much in it, and a draw looks quite a realistic result. We therefore think that it’s going to be a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the 90.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Michel D’Ornano (21,000)
Captain: Anthony Gonçalves
Chairman: Fabrice Clément
Manager: Fabrice Vandeputte
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 14
🔑 Star Man: Yoann Court
Customarily taking up the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Yoann Court was born in France. Having played his first senior match for in the 2010 - 2011 season, the talented Midfielder has bagged 3 league goals in the Ligue 2 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 22 appearances.