Valenciennes and Caen meet at Stade du Hainaut, in a match for the 29 th round of League 2. The two teams tied (0‑0), on 18‑10‑2019, in the previous meeting for this edition of the league. Caen present considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
After 11 wins, 9 draws and 8 losses, the home team is currently in 7th position, with 42 points won. In their last match, they defeated Grenoble by (1‑3), after in the previous match having tied (0‑0) at home, in a match against Ajaccio. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 13 goals scored and 16 suffered; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with 15 goals scored and 9 suffered. For the championship, the Valenciennes conquered 18 points in 30 possible, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats in the last 10 games they played in their stadium.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 7 matches at their stadium. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at half-time was 0‑0 (7 in 14 matches). In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 12 of the last 14 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 28 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 11 times and only got 1 comeback. In the last 14 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have suffered 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (0’‑ 15 ‘).
The Valenciennes had a great victory in the last round and if they present regularly they will have the opportunity to look for something bigger in the league. Talking about promotion may seem strange, but it’s only up to you to participate in that fight. Therefore, focusing on growing in this final part of the competition and losing points at home is out of the question. It is essential that you maintain your defensive security, but at the same time you will have to improve the attack. In the current round, he hopes to leave no room for his rival and victory is what he expects. In this match, the best available players will go to the field.
The visiting team is currently in 13th position, with 34 points won, after 8 wins, 10 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Grenoble by (2‑0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Châteauroux, by (2‑1). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Caen conquered 12 points in 30 possible, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats in the last 10 games played as a visitor. 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 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 28 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 14 times and only got 2 comebacks.
Caen’s ups and downs campaign has been consistent with the football he is playing. Of course, you want to show better performance, but it is on the field you will have to evolve. You must have more confidence and show more audacity, as this tends to obtain favorable results. You know the match will be difficult, but at least it will try to tie. In this match, the best available players will go to the field.