Le Mans and Troyes meet forces at MMArena, in a match for the 29 th round of League 2. In the last head ‑ to ‑ head for this edition of the league, on 18‑10‑2019, Troyes won at home by (2‑1 ). Despite being a match between 19th and 2nd in the table, it is actually a match between the 13th ranked in home matches and the 3rd away match.
Le Mans :
The home team is currently in 19th place, with 26 points won, after 7 wins, 5 draws and 16 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Guingamp by (2‑1). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Chambly, by (2‑2). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they have won 18 points, against only 8 in their away games. In their last 10 home games for the championship, Le Mans won 4, drew 3 and lost 3, winning 15 points in 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at half-time was 0‑0 (7 in 14 matches). Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 28 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 14 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 14 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 7 of their 16 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Le Mans remains in the relegation zone, but the good thing is that it comes from two games without defeats. If you get a good sequence of results in the competition, it is possible to leave the last places, because the championship is quite balanced. Since he will play at home, it is important that he add the three points and he will go in search of that. On the other hand, he will face an opponent from the top of the table and that worries him. The difficulty tends to be greater and, since he has the worst defense in the championship, it can be difficult. In this way, you will have to have a safe defensive performance if you want a positive result. In this match, the best available players will go to the field.
After 16 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses, the visiting team is currently in 2nd place, with 51 points won. In their last match, they tied in a home match against Paris, by (1‑1), after in the previous match they had won away, in a match against Orléans, by (0‑2). This is a team that tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since they have won 26 points away and 25 in their stadium, with 14 goals scored and 8 suffered as a visitor, against 20 goals scored and 17 suffered at home. In their last 10 away games for the championship, Troyes has recorded 5 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, so they have won 16 points out of 30 possible. There are some more frequent results in games played away from home: at the end of the first 45 ‘0‑0 (7 in 14 games) and at the end of the game 0‑1 (5 in 14 games). Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 12 of the last 14 that they played there were less than 3 goals. This is a team that does not usually feel difficult to open the scoring: they scored the first goal in 21 of the last 28 games for League 2, of these 21 they reached the break in advantage in 10 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 16. In 28 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 14 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have suffered 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (16’ ‑ 30 ‘).
The balance at the top of the table is very large and we can demonstrate this with numbers. From first to fifth place, the difference is only four points and Troyes is in this group of teams. He does not intend to lose positions, so he comes to this duel determined to win. As much as he plays away from home, he has enough quality to cancel the local team. In this way, it values a qualified performance and without errors, since this way it will have a greater probability of winning. In this match, Rui Pires will be absent, for being in the medical department.