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SC Bastia will do battle with away team SM Caen at Stade Armand-Cesari in this Ligue 2 fixture on Saturday.
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SC Bastia will be hoping for a better result after the 2-1 Ligue 2 defeat in their last game at the hands of Dijon.
The only name on the scoresheet from SC Bastia was Benjamin Santelli (70'). Yassine Benzia (58', 87') was the scorer for Dijon.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where SC Bastia have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that SC Bastia have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 7 goals during that time.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that SC Bastia:
- have not emerged victorious against SM Caen in their last 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 5 league matches at home.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league matches.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Pau FC in Ligue 2 action, SM Caen and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The only player to score from SM Caen was Jonathan Rivierez (23'). David Gomis (42') and Romain Armand (59') scored for Pau FC.
The attacking players from SM Caen have suffered from a lack of goals over their previous 6 encounters, netting the unsatisfactory return of just 4. In those matches, Caen have also seen the collective goal tally of their opponents equal 6. That kind of trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, however.
Taking a look at their past results, SM Caen:
- have left without a victory over SC Bastia when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels going back to 16/05/2015, neither club has come out on top overall with SC Bastia winning 1 of those games, SM Caen 1 and 4 being drawn in regulation time.
A sum of 11 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 5 of them for Bastia and 6 coming from Caen. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.83.
Team News: SC Bastia
Looking at personnel, there is just the sole fitness concern for the SC Bastia gaffer Mathieu Chabert to be concerned about from an otherwise complete set of players. Maguette Diongue (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is sidelined.
Team News: SM Caen
SM Caen manager Stéphane Moulin has to choose a team with limited availability. Hugo Vandermersch (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Kelian Nsona (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) can’t be considered.
In our opinion, SM Caen may not find it easy to score goals against this SC Bastia outfit who we reckon will just have the edge.
We’re therefore seeing a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 victory for SC Bastia at the end of the 90.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Armand-Cesari (16,048)
Captain: Christophe Vincent
Chairman: Claude Ferrandi
Manager: Mathieu Chabert
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 15
⭐ Key Man: Maguette Diongue
Normally playing in the Centre Midfield position, Maguette Diongue was born in France. After having played his first senior match for SC Bastia in the 2021 - 2022 season, the dangerous Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in this Ligue 2 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 6 appearances.