Valenciennes and Niort measure forces at Stade du Hainaut, in a match for the 8 th round of League 2. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations indicates total balance between these two teams, as there were 1 draw and 2 wins for each team in the last 5 games. However, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 26‑04-2019, for League 2, which ended the Niort’s victory by (1-2). The goals of the match were scored by S. Roudet (32 ‘), for Valenciennes, and D. Louiserre (67′) and A. Dona N’Doh (72 ‘), for Niort.
The home team is currently in 2nd place, with 14 points won, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, he won at home against Clermont by (1‑0). In the last game, he tied out against Sochaux by (0-0). In their last 10 home games Valenciennes records 5 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 5 of the last 7 games for this competition.
The objective of Valenciennes is to be constant in the season, that is, to have a great regularity in the performances and results. The main objective is to have a positive campaign and will do everything possible to make this happen in this edition of the championship. He needs to show a lot of attitude, intelligence and determination in the field, because that’s how games are won. In this round he does not think about stumbling and, as much as he knows there may be difficulties, he feels prepared to obtain a positive result. In this match, the best players available will be on the field.
The visiting team is currently in 9th position, with 11 points won, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, he won out against the Orléans by (0-1). In the last game, he lost at home against Grenoble by (0-1). In its last 10 away games the Niort records 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 5 of the last 7 games for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 10 of the last 24 he played ended with less than 1.5 goals. In 9 games, he only got 1 comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Niort aims to do something positive in the championship and is determined to work hard in the rounds ahead to reap the rewards. At this moment he is looking for regularity, because he knows he will need it to achieve the goals he has. In the field, the actions must be high level, since this is the most likely way to get results in your favor. Therefore, the team is expected to look for a good sequence of results, because only then will it achieve what it planned. In this match, the best players available will be on the field.