Another all-action fixture in Ligue 2 as Caen receive Le Havre

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Competition: France Ligue 2
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 17:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade Michel d'Ornano (21215 seats)

It's been 14 sleeps since Caen played against Valenciennes and the result was 1-2. Can they win versus Le Havre?

Insights:
  • Caen have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Le Havre have the fewest conceded goals (5) in Ligue 2

Both participants have had plenty of rest since their previous match. Let's trust this will be an animated fixture!

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Caen form and stats

With {2 Ligue 2 wins}, 0 draws and 4 defeats from their home games, Caen are certainly not brimming with confidence. Three consecutive losses here at Stade Michel d'Ornano is hard to swallow for the home team. Both players, staff and the home crowd are desperate to get something from this match.

The Caen crowd went home unhappy last time out, seeing their beloved players lose 1-2 to Valenciennes here at Stade Michel d'Ornano in a Ligue 2 match. Caen's goalkeeper Rémy Riou was extremely busy against Valenciennes, saving the team from a uglier defeat with a stunning six saves. Mehdi Chahiri (midfield was the top team player in that game with a rating of 8.11/10. Chahiri scored one goal, hit two key passes and dribled past the opponent 2 of 2 times.

In the game before, an away victory match versus Toulouse with a 3-2 scoreline.

Caen are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 8 goals in 6 games. Caen have conceded 7 in these home matches.

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Le Havre form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Ligue 2 travels is 2 wins, 3 draws and 0 defeats.

311 minutes! That's how long the Havre goalkeeper Yahia Fofana and his defense have shut out their league opponents.

Le Havre had fun at their own home (Stade Michel d'Ornano) last time out, beating Dijon 2-0. Victor Lekhal and Quentin Cornette scored. Yahia Fofana was the team player of the game with the player rating of 7.82. The agile goalkeeper Fofana stopped the opponent with four saves and topped it up with a clean sheet.

Ahead of that match was the victory versus Nimes at their stadium, the result 1-0.

The attacking power of Le Havre when travelling is not overwhelming with 4 goals scored from 5 league matches away. Havre are tight as a drum on their travels, having allowed the opposition only 1 goal away.

Head 2 Head

Caen-Le Havre H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Caen two wins, Le Havre five wins, three draws. five of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

CaenA. Mendy
A. Mendy
6 goals
Le HavreQ. Cornette
Q. Cornette
4 goals
Le HavreJ. Thiaré
J. Thiaré
3 goals

Caen missing players

Le Havre missing players

Caen Le Havre
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
11 6 1 Played P 1 5 11
4 2 0 Won W 1 2 5
2 0 0 Drew D 0 3 5
5 4 1 Lost L 0 0 1
13 8 1 Scored S 1 4 11
12 7 2 Conceded C 0 1 5
91% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 60% 73%
64% 67% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 40% 55%
45% 67% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 18%
18% 17% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
9% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
45% 50% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 20% 36%
36% 33% 0% Clean Sheets C S 100% 80% 64%
27% 17% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 40% 27%
 
3.8 4.5 3 Corners for (avg) C F 2 2.2 3.5
4.7 5.2 7 Corners against (avg) C A 7 5.8 4.9
1.2 0.8 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.4 1.4
3 2 1 Red cards R C 0 0 2
 
10.2 12.5 11 Shots (avg) S ( 12 7.4 7.5
3.5 4.7 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 3.4 3.1
33% 29% 25% Goal Efficiency G E 20% 24% 32%
Key stats in Ligue 2 this season:
  • Caen have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Caen haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Le Havre have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won away.
  • Le Havre have not yet lost a game away.
  • Le Havre have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Le Havre have the fewest conceded goals (1) away in Ligue 2
  • Le Havre have the fewest conceded goals (5) in Ligue 2
  • Le Havre have the fewest matches over the total-line (2) in Ligue 2
  • Le Havre have the most clean sheets (7) in Ligue 2
  • Le Havre have the most matches under the total-line (8) in Ligue 2
  • Le Havre have won significantly less corners away then at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Toulouse 11 7 3 1 22 9 5 3 1 1 10 6 6 4 2 0 12 3 13 24
2 Sochaux 11 7 2 2 12 6 6 4 1 1 5 2 5 3 1 1 7 4 6 23
3 Auxerre 11 5 5 1 18 7 6 3 2 1 11 4 5 2 3 0 7 3 11 20
4 Le Havre 11 5 5 1 11 5 6 3 2 1 7 4 5 2 3 0 4 1 6 20
5 Ajaccio 11 5 4 2 12 7 6 4 1 1 7 2 5 1 3 1 5 5 5 19
6 Paris 11 5 2 4 14 12 5 2 2 1 6 4 6 3 0 3 8 8 2 17
7 Pau 11 4 3 4 12 11 6 3 1 2 8 5 5 1 2 2 4 6 1 15
8 Quevilly Rouen 11 4 3 4 12 12 5 1 2 2 5 6 6 3 1 2 7 6 0 15
9 Niort 11 4 3 4 10 10 5 3 1 1 7 2 6 1 2 3 3 8 0 15
10 Valenciennes 11 4 3 4 10 14 5 1 1 3 4 10 6 3 2 1 6 4 -4 15
11 Nimes 11 3 5 3 14 12 5 1 3 1 5 5 6 2 2 2 9 7 2 14
12 Caen 11 4 2 5 13 12 6 2 0 4 8 7 5 2 2 1 5 5 1 14
13 Guingamp 11 3 5 3 10 12 5 1 2 2 5 7 6 2 3 1 5 5 -2 14
14 Grenoble Foot 38 11 4 2 5 12 16 6 4 1 1 10 6 5 0 1 4 2 10 -4 14
15 Rodez 11 3 4 4 11 14 5 1 3 1 4 5 6 2 1 3 7 9 -3 13
16 Bastia 11 2 4 5 9 13 5 1 4 0 5 3 6 1 0 5 4 10 -4 10
17 Dijon 11 3 1 7 11 18 6 2 1 3 8 10 5 1 0 4 3 8 -7 10
18 Amiens SC 11 1 6 4 11 15 6 0 3 3 4 8 5 1 3 1 7 7 -4 9
19 Dunkerque 11 2 3 6 9 15 6 1 2 3 4 7 5 1 1 3 5 8 -6 9
20 Nancy 11 0 5 6 7 20 5 0 2 3 3 11 6 0 3 3 4 9 -13 5

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Ligue 2 is the second highest division in French football. Most games are played at Fridays and Mondays, allowing the top league Ligue 1 “ownership” of the weekend days. 20 teams play 380 fixtures in total, creating a league table where the top three teams promote and the bottom three relegate.