All you need to know about the Le Mans - Rodez game:

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Competition: France Ligue 2
Competition: Fri 14.February
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: MMArena (25000 seats)

This match features two teams living in the basement of the Ligue 2, Le Mans holding 18th place and Rodez lying 14th. A good chance for both teams to improve their position.

Le Mans and Rodez 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.

One slightly interesting match fact is that this game is played on artifical turf and that the visiting Rodez have a different surface at their stadium (grass). The impact of this is hard to measure exactly, but the visitors stats on artifical turf is 0-0-1 (win-draw-loss) from one match.

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Le Mans form and stats

4 victories, 2 draws and 6 defeats. That’s what Le Mans, who have the most conceded goals (40) in Ligue 2, have to build on here at MMArena in the Ligue 2.

The fans are hoping that Le Mans will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 0-1 away loss in the Ligue 2 game against Sochaux (placed 10th). Prior to that, an away loss at Lorient.

Le Mans are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 14 goals in 12 games. Le Mans's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 16 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Rodez form and stats

There's been little loot from Rodez's travels as they have only collected 9 points from 12 away games in the Ligue 2. Rodez only have 2 wins to counter their 7 defeats and 3 draws.

Rodez's last game was the home draw against Nancy (1-1). Before that one, a nice away victory 2-1 at Orléans.

As mentioned above, Rodez drew the match against Nancy. Manager L. Peyrelade brought on Pape Sane to rescue the draw from a losing position and it worked.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Rodez as they have only managed to score 8 times from 12 away games in the league. Rodez have conceded 15 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

This is not the first time this season these parties meet, as the history books show this recent fixture: Rodez - Le Mans 4-1. H2H stats regardless of arena (last three matches): Le Mans zero wins, zero draws and Rodez three victories. As for goals, one match ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), two games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

RodezU. Bonnet
U. Bonnet
9 goals
Le MansV. Créhin
V. Créhin
7 goals
RodezP. Sané
P. Sané
5 goals

Le Mans missing players

Rodez missing players

Le Mans Rodez
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
24 12 4 Played P 4 12 24
6 4 3 Won W 1 2 7
3 2 0 Drew D 2 3 6
15 6 1 Lost L 1 7 11
26 14 6 Scored S 3 8 28
40 16 4 Conceded C 3 15 31
96% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 50% 83% 92%
71% 67% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 50% 75%
54% 50% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 42% 50%
21% 17% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 8% 12%
21% 17% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 8% 12%
50% 58% 50% BTTS BTTS 50% 50% 62%
25% 33% 50% Clean Sheets C S 50% 25% 21%
29% 17% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 42% 25%
 
3.9 5.2 3.5 Corners for (avg) C F 6.8 5.6 5
3.9 2.8 3 Corners against (avg) C A 5 5.1 4.4
2 1.4 1.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.8 2.2 2.1
3 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 4
 
237 142 44 Total Shots T S 31 99 210
80 47 17 Shots on Target S O 7 26 68
32% 30% 35% Goal Efficiency G E 43% 31% 41%
Key stats in Ligue 2 this season:
  • Le Mans has the most conceded goals (40)
  • Le Mans has the most conceded goals in the second half (24)
  • Le Mans have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Le Mans is in the worst form (1-1-4)
  • Rodez has the fewest matches under the total-line (6)

  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.