Niort and Red Star meet at Stade René Gaillard, in a match for the 38 th round of League 2. Niort won by (1-2) last time they met in this edition of the league, on 27-07 -2018. The history of recent direct matches is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 5 matches. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Red Star presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 12 th position of the league, with 44 points won, after 10 wins, 14 draws and 13 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Lorient, by (2-2). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Brest, by (3-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 12 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 3 wins, 8 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 11 goals scored and 14 suffered. For the championship, Niort won 8 points out of 30 possible, after 8 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (8 out of 18 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 14 of the last 18 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 37 matches in this competition, they only won 1 comeback in the 17 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
The fall of production of the Niort was visible and today is in the middle part of the table. Their great focus is to at least get a positive result, to improve their numbers. In this round he is the big favorite, for facing the worst team in the championship. However, you have to have respect and show dedication within the field if you want to get a good result at the end of the match. Otherwise it runs serious risks of being surprised. In this game Ibrahima Conté will be absent, for being in the medical department.
After 7 wins, 9 draws and 21 losses, the away team is currently in the 20 th position of the league, with 30 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Sochaux, by (1-2). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Paris, by (0-1). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 14 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses at their stadium, with 11 goals scored and 25 conceded. For the championship, Red Star won 10 points out of 30 possible, after 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (7 out of 18 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 37 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 23 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 18 away matches for this competition: they have scored 5 of their 13 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Red Star campaign is very bad, is in the last position of the championship and, therefore, goes to the third division. The weak performance that has been taking place in the field is the main culprit of being in this situation. Now he has to accept the moment he lives, seek to correct the errors and try to access Ligue 2 in the next season. In the game that needs to be played, he wants to at least improve his numbers and that means he wants to add the three points in his farewell to the competition. In this match, Edson Seidou will be absent, for being in the medical department.