Auxerre and Le Havre meet at Stade de l’Abbé Deschamps, in a match for the 20th round of the Liga 2. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 04-08-2017, Le Havre won in house for (4-1). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins and 2 losses in the last 5 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 09-23-2016, in a match for the Liga 2 that ended with the Le Havre victory by (0-1). The only goal of the match was scored by M. Duhamel (82 ‘). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since the Le Havre presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 17 th position of the league, with 19 points won, after 5 wins, 4 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Châteauroux, by (1-2). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Ajaccio, by (3-1). This is a team that usually maintains similar results in home and away matches, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, as in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 4 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium. In their last match, for the Coupe de France, they got an away win against Schiltigheim by (1-5). In the last 9 home league matches Auxerre has a record of 4 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 14 points out of 27 possible. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 6 of the last 9 matches have ended with less than 3 goals. In 19 matches in this competition, they only got 1 comeback in the 12 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
Auxerre reached this day after a 5-1 visitor victory in the visit to Schilitigheim, gaining access to the next phase of the French Cup. However, in the championship is going through many difficulties, as he fights to escape the relegation zone and suffered 5 defeats in the last six days. Conquer points in this game at home is essential to avoid falling into the zone of decline of division, so you need to improve the defensive strength to have chances to win points against Le Havre. The coach must maintain the usual 4-3-3, with some defensive precautions, to avoid suffering goals against one of the best attacks as a visitor. The best markers of the team are Yattara and Philippoteaux, with 5 goals scored each. However, in this game the latter will not be available, since he is recovering from an injury.
After 10 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses, the away team is currently in the 4 th position, with 34 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Ajaccio, by (1-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Niort, by (2-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. For the championship, Le Havre won 13 points out of 30 possible, after 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (5 out of 10 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 19 matches in this competition, they only got 2 comebacks in the 9 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
The Le Havre is making a good championship, occupying one of the first four positions, so he struggles to move up to the first division. In this day he faces one of the last classified, a team on which he has a great advantage in the last direct confrontations. In addition, the 4 victories in the last five days show that visitors are going through a good moment of form, unlike the home team. The visiting coach must also organize his team in 4-3-3, but he must try to have the offensive initiative of the game, counting for it the best markers of the team, Mateta and Assifuah, with 5 and 6 goals scored respectively. Without suspensions or injuries, the coach must present a team at its maximum strength.
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