CFA Group B match preview and statistics: Sedan fight Épinal

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Competition: France CFA Group B
Competition: Fri 23.October
Match begins: 17:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade Louis-Dugauguez (27670 seats)

Struggling Sedan will be hoping to pull off an upset when they welcome high-flying Épinal in the upcoming league round. It’s 13th vs 2nd and the home crowd will have moderate expectations.

Sedan and Épinal should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Sedan form and stats

Sedan, who have the fewest clean sheets (0) at home in CFA Group B, have secured 5 points from their first three home games in the CFA Group B. A decent catch, still with room for improvement. In general it's been a long time since Sedan tasted defeat here at Stade Louis-Dugauguez, as they have taken at least one point from their last 16 home games in the league. Sedan are splitting points both home and away, currently holding an interesting streak of four drawn games in a row.

Sedan drew their last game, also a home match. Beauvais (placed 9th) was the opponent, 1-1 the score. A 0-0 draw away before that, with Reims II the opponent.

Sedan has scored 4 league goals at home this season, in 3 matches. Sedan's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 3 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Épinal form and stats

Playing away, Épinal have won 3 games, drawn 0 and suffered 1 defeat in the CFA Group B this season. It could be a hat trick of victories away for Épinal, as they have won on their previous two travels.

This game can not go any worse than the last one, a CFA Group B home defeat versus Gobelins with 0-2 on the scoreboard. Preceding that game was the away victory against Schiltigheim with the score of 2-1.

The travelling fans enjoy Épinal's attacking play in away games, having scored 7 goals in 4 league matches away. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (3 so far).

Head 2 Head

H2H stats regardless of arena (last eight matches): Sedan four wins, one draw and Épinal three victories. As for goals, one match ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), seven games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

ÉpinalE. Lepaul
E. Lepaul
4 goals
SedanA. Kubotasawane
A. Kubotasawane
2 goals
ÉpinalK. Bennekrouf
K. Bennekrouf
2 goals

Sedan missing players

Épinal missing players

Sedan Épinal
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
7 3 0 Played P 2 4 8
1 1 0 Won W 2 3 5
5 2 0 Drew D 0 0 0
1 0 0 Lost L 0 1 3
5 4 0 Scored S 4 7 10
5 3 0 Conceded C 1 3 8
57% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
57% 100% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 75% 75%
29% 33% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 50% 38%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 25% 12%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
57% 100% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 50% 38%
43% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 25% 25%
43% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 25% 38%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.8 2.7 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.7 1.8
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
61 44 0 Total Shots T S 5 20 38
19 14 0 Shots on Target S O 2 8 17
21% 29% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 100% 62% 41%
Key stats in CFA Group B this season:
  • All of Sedan's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Sedan has the fewest clean sheets (0) at home in CFA Group B
  • Sedan have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Épinal have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Épinal have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded away.
  • Épinal haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Gobelins 8 4 3 1 9 3 3 2 1 0 4 2 5 2 2 1 5 1 6 15
2 Épinal 8 5 0 3 10 8 4 2 0 2 3 5 4 3 0 1 7 3 2 15
3 Lens II 8 4 2 2 12 14 4 1 2 1 5 7 4 3 0 1 7 7 -2 14
4 St Maur Lusitanos 7 4 1 2 13 6 4 2 1 1 9 4 3 2 0 1 4 2 7 13
5 Bobigny 7 4 1 2 8 10 4 2 1 1 5 5 3 2 0 1 3 5 -2 13
6 Haguenau 7 3 3 1 8 5 4 1 2 1 4 3 3 2 1 0 4 2 3 12
7 Auxerre II 8 3 3 2 11 11 3 2 1 0 3 1 5 1 2 2 8 10 0 12
8 Gazelec Ajaccio 7 3 2 2 9 5 3 2 0 1 6 2 4 1 2 1 3 3 4 11
9 Beauvais 8 2 4 2 10 8 4 2 1 1 8 5 4 0 3 1 2 3 2 10
10 Metz II 7 3 1 3 8 7 4 3 1 0 7 2 3 0 0 3 1 5 1 10
11 Reims II 8 2 3 3 14 10 3 2 1 0 9 0 5 0 2 3 5 10 4 9
12 Belfort 8 2 3 3 9 10 5 2 1 2 7 7 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 9
13 Sedan 7 1 5 1 5 5 3 1 2 0 4 3 4 0 3 1 1 2 0 8
14 Schiltigheim 8 1 2 5 5 17 4 1 1 2 3 5 4 0 1 3 2 12 -12 5
15 Olympique St Quentin 8 0 4 4 5 10 4 0 3 1 2 3 4 0 1 3 3 7 -5 4
16 Entente SSG 8 1 1 6 5 12 5 1 1 3 3 5 3 0 0 3 2 7 -7 4

Read more about CFA Group B

The Championnat National 2 is often called National 2. It is the fourth level of the football league pyramid in France and divided into four groups of 16 teams, based on location. Each team plays 30 fixtures and the club with the most league table points, regardless of group, is crowned champion.