Ligue 2 match preview and statistics: Caen fight Troyes

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Competition: France Ligue 2
Competition: Fri 14.February
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade Michel d'Ornano (21215 seats)

This could be an interesting match as Caen have their presumed home advantage while Troyes are ahead 13 points in the Ligue 2 table.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Caen form and stats

When playing at home in the Ligue 2, Caen have managed 3 wins, 5 draws and suffered 4 defeats from 12 games.

The home team returns to Stade Michel d'Ornano after being equal after 90 minutes with Le Havre (placed 6th) on their last time out; the Ligue 2 game ended 1-1. Previous to that game, a home match hosting Niort in a game that was won 4-3.

Caen are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 12 goals in 12 games. 16 goals have been conceded.

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Troyes form and stats

6-2-4 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Troyes in their Ligue 2 matches away. Three consecutive losses in away matches means Troyes are growing more and more desperate for a good performance on the road.

The supporters enjoyed Troyes's previous game versus Châteauroux (placed 16th), a Ligue 2 2-0 win played at home. Preceding that game, the 0-1 loss visiting Lens's place.

The visitors have scored 11 goals from 12 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (8 so far).

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have met before this season: Troyes - Caen 2-1. Last eight meetings between the teams: Caen won three, Troyes won four and one draw. six games with over 2,5 goals, two matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

CaenJ. Deminguet
J. Deminguet
5 goals
TroyesB. Kouyate
B. Kouyate
5 goals
TroyesF. Tardieu
F. Tardieu
5 goals

Caen missing players

Troyes missing players

Caen Troyes
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
24 12 5 Played P 5 12 24
6 3 0 Won W 3 6 13
10 5 1 Drew D 2 2 2
8 4 4 Lost L 0 4 9
26 12 1 Scored S 5 11 27
30 16 8 Conceded C 2 8 23
83% 75% 80% Over 0.5 O 0.5 80% 92% 96%
67% 58% 60% Over 1.5 O 1.5 40% 33% 58%
42% 42% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 20% 17% 42%
12% 17% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 8% 8%
12% 17% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 8% 4%
58% 42% 20% BTTS BTTS 40% 25% 42%
25% 33% 20% Clean Sheets C S 60% 50% 42%
33% 50% 80% Failed to Score F T 20% 33% 21%
 
5.1 6.2 6.2 Corners for (avg) C F 3.8 4.2 5.1
4.2 2.9 3.4 Corners against (avg) C A 7.8 5.8 5.1
2.3 2.4 2.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.2 2.5 2.4
4 1 1 Red cards R C 0 1 3
 
200 114 40 Total Shots T S 37 107 243
73 35 11 Shots on Target S O 17 43 98
36% 34% 9% Goal Efficiency G E 29% 26% 28%
Key stats in Ligue 2 this season:
  • Caen have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded at home.
  • Caen have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Troyes has the fewest conceded goals (8) away
  • Troyes has the fewest points from losing position (0)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Lorient 24 16 3 5 43 21 12 9 1 2 21 9 12 7 2 3 22 12 22 51
2 Lens 24 13 8 3 33 17 12 8 3 1 17 5 12 5 5 2 16 12 16 47
3 Ajaccio 24 12 6 6 32 22 12 4 4 4 14 12 12 8 2 2 18 10 10 42
4 Clermont 24 11 8 5 30 23 12 6 3 3 19 13 12 5 5 2 11 10 7 41
5 Troyes 24 13 2 9 27 23 12 7 0 5 16 15 12 6 2 4 11 8 4 41
6 Le Havre 24 9 11 4 33 22 12 4 7 1 16 8 12 5 4 3 17 14 11 38
7 Guingamp 24 9 8 7 36 28 13 5 5 3 19 13 11 4 3 4 17 15 8 35
8 Valenciennes 24 9 8 7 18 16 12 6 4 2 11 5 12 3 4 5 7 11 2 35
9 Nancy 24 6 15 3 24 20 12 6 6 0 15 6 12 0 9 3 9 14 4 33
10 Sochaux 24 8 8 8 24 23 13 6 4 3 16 10 11 2 4 5 8 13 1 32
11 Grenoble Foot 38 24 6 14 4 23 22 11 2 8 1 9 8 13 4 6 3 14 14 1 32
12 Auxerre 24 7 9 8 27 25 12 4 6 2 16 11 12 3 3 6 11 14 2 30
13 Caen 24 6 10 8 26 30 12 3 5 4 12 16 12 3 5 4 14 14 -4 28
14 Rodez 24 7 6 11 28 31 12 5 3 4 20 16 12 2 3 7 8 15 -3 27
15 Chambly 24 7 6 11 20 28 13 3 3 7 8 18 11 4 3 4 12 10 -8 27
16 Châteauroux 24 6 7 11 16 32 11 1 4 6 6 17 13 5 3 5 10 15 -16 25
17 Niort 24 5 7 12 26 34 12 3 4 5 14 15 12 2 3 7 12 19 -8 22
18 Le Mans 24 6 3 15 26 40 12 4 2 6 14 16 12 2 1 9 12 24 -14 21
19 Paris 24 5 6 13 19 37 11 2 2 7 8 20 13 3 4 6 11 17 -18 21
20 Orléans 24 3 7 14 19 36 12 2 2 8 8 18 12 1 5 6 11 18 -17 16

Read more about Ligue 2

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.