Niort and Valenciennes face in Stade René Gaillard, in a match for the 26th round of League 2. The two teams tied (1‑1), on 20‑09-2019, in the previous match for this edition of the league. The record of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, since there were 2 wins for each team in the last 4 games. But the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 04-12-2018, for League 2, which ended the Niort victory by (1‑0). A. Dona N’Doh (82 ‘) scored the only goal of the match. The home / away condition deserves particular attention, since despite this being a match between 18th and 7th of the league table, it is actually a confrontation between the 16th ranked in home games and the 12th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 18th position, with 22 points won, after 5 wins, 7 draws and 13 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home against Orléans by (2‑0). In the last game, he lost out against Grenoble by (3‑1). This is a stronger team in his stadium, where he conquered 13 points, against only 9 in his away matches. For the championship, the Niort conquered 10 points in 30 possible, after 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 games he played in his stadium. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (5 in 12 games). His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 25 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 13 times and never got the comeback.
The Niort is being very disappointing, so you will have to show an evolution in the field to get positive results. Today the need is great, since the fight against descent has been complicated. You will have to look for points even against stronger teams, otherwise the division decline may be inevitable. Therefore, he wants to use the local factor as an ally in the search for the three points. However, just playing at home will not give you the victory and a good performance is necessary. In this match, the best available players will go to the field.
The visiting team is currently in 7th position, with 38 points won, after 10 wins, 8 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out against Clermont by (3-1). In the last match, he won at home against Sochaux by (3-2). This is a stronger team in his stadium, where he won 25 points, against only 13 in his away matches. In his last 10 away matches for the championship, Valenciennes records 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses, so he won 10 points in 30 possible. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (5 in 12 games). His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 10 of their last 12 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 25 games in this competition, he only got 1 comeback in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 12 away matches for this competition: he suffered 6 of his 11 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Valenciennes needs to be more regular if he wants to look for something bigger in the league. He has good players, like Teddy Chevalier, so, what is missing at the moment is the concentration. If you put the ball on the ground and work it calmly, the probability of improving in the competition is great. So, he doesn’t think about tripping and wants to use his quality to score a victory. In this match, the best available players will go to the field.