Valenciennes and Sochaux meet at Stade du Hainaut, in a match for the 7th round of League 2. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 4 wins and 2 draws in the last 6 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 02-14-2020, in a match for League 2 that ended with Valenciennes winning by (3‑2). The goals of the match were scored by K. Cabral (70 ‘), M. Chergui (80’) and N. Diliberto (69 ‘), for Valenciennes, and S. Diop (10’) and A. Sané (11 ‘) , for the Sochaux. In this game, the home factor may be decisive, as Sochaux present considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 3 wins and 3 losses, the home team is currently in 10th position, with 9 points won. In their last match, they lost to Grenoble Foot 38 away by (2‑0), after in the previous match they had won by (1‑0) at home, in a match against Caen. This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In their last 10 home games Valenciennes has recorded 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. In their home matches there is a tendency to have few goals, since 16 of the last 34 they played ended with Under 1.5 goals.
Valenciennes are doing a medium campaign in Ligue 2 and this is all happening because of their swings. The team has won a few home games, but has not been able to score away from home. As the local team is on this day, they know they have to do their duty and that means going in search of victory. Therefore, despite being aware that you will have difficulties, it is essential that you control the game to avoid the risk of being surprised.
The visiting team is currently in the 3rd position, with 12 points won, after 3 wins and 3 draws. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Ajaccio by (1‑1). In the last match, they won at home against Chambly by (3‑2). This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have registered 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In their last 10 away matches, Sochaux has recorded 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 5 of the last 6 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 31 of the last 40 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals.
Sochaux are in the fight for leadership in the French second division and they don’t hide that they want to be at the top of the table. He is undefeated in the competition and that is how he intends to stay, so even away from home he comes to seek a good result. The game will require a little more from the team, so you will have to be a little more careful. However, if he repeats the good performance of past games, he will be able to overcome the home team.