Le Havre – Valenciennes SOCCER PICKS
Le Havre and Valenciennes meet at Stade Océane, in a match for the 19th round of League 2. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, who in the last 4 matches won 3 and tied 1 Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 18-08-2017, for League 2, Le Havre won by (1-0). J. Mateta (85 ‘) scored the only goal of the game. The Valenciennes presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so that in this game the home factor may be decisive.
After 7 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses, the home team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 27 points won. In the last match, they have tied in an away match against Gazélec Ajaccio by (1-1), after in the previous match they have won (2-1) at home, against Châteauroux. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In their last match, for the Coupe de la Ligue, they beat Nîmes at home (2-1). In the last 9 home league matches Le Havre has a record of 4 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 16 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 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of the last 9 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 18 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 5 times and only managed 1 comeback.
At least until this moment the Le Havre had an inconsistent performance, without being able to affirm itself in the competition, so much that the intermediate zone of the table is its place. However, it is not far from the playoffs zone of promotion and, therefore, is motivated to get into that area, as that would be excellent. It is clear that to achieve what you want you need good results and in this round it will not be different, so much so that you do not think about having a stumble. In this match the best players that are available will go to the field.
After 4 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses, the away team is currently in the 17 th position of the league, with 17 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Niort, by (1-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Metz, by (0-2). 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 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. For the league, Valenciennes won 4 points out of 24 possible points, after 1 win, 1 draw and 6 losses in the last 8 away matches.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 7 away matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 18 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never got the comeback.
Of course, the Valenciennes is concerned about their situation in the championship, as it is very close to the area of the relegation playoff and would not want it, so, you will need to show a better quality football if you want to be regular and get out of this situation. Being that way, it is important to win, even outside the home, despite being aware of the difficulties you will face, as it may end up motivating the players for the rest of the competition. To conquer a good result it will be necessary to have homogeneity in all sectors of the field, because with a perfect performance and without errors you will be able to conquer a favorable marker. In this match the best players that are available will go to the field.