Sochaux vs Guingamp: Soccer betting preview

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Competition: France Ligue 2
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade Auguste-Bonal (20005 seats)

The home fans are expecting three points in this fixture, as the home advantage should be put to good use versus a struggling visitor. Sochaux are in the 7th position while the guesting Guingamp worry at 17th.

Insights:
  • Sochaux have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Guingamp has the fewest scored goals in the first half (5) in Ligue 2

This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Guingamp, who are travelling more than 900 kilometers to play this game.

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Sochaux form and stats

Sochaux have played 13 Ligue 2 games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 5-4-4 (wins-draws-losses).

Nothing to worry about in defence for Sochaux, as their goalkeeper Maxence Andre Prevot has completely shut out the opponents for 235 minutes in the Ligue 2.

Happy days for Sochaux in their previous game, a Ligue 2 match away at Amiens SC (placed 11th) that ended with a 1-0 victory. Previous to that game, a home match hosting Valenciennes in a game that was won 2-0.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Sochaux have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found 16 matches with the results: Won three, drawn eight and lost five.

The manager O. Daf will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Niort in only three days.

The Sochaux fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 19 in 13 matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. 16 goals have been conceded.

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Guingamp form and stats

There's been little loot from Guingamp's travels as they have only collected 12 points from 13 away games in the Ligue 2. Guingamp only have 2 wins to counter their 5 defeats and 6 draws. With three draws in a row for Guingamp the feeling in the team is perhaps one of both relief and disappointment.

Guingamp's last game was the home draw against Caen (2-2). A 1-1 draw at Auxerre's stadium before that.

A comeback secured a 90 minute draw in the match against Caen. Guingamp were trailing 0-2 but refused to surrender and clawed their way back to 2-2, with Sikou Niakate scoring the equalizer.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Guingamp playing away and similar expectations, we found ten relevant matches. Results were one Guingamp win, four draws and five defeats.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Clermont in just three days.

Guingamp have scored 14 goals on their travels this season, from 13 away games in the league. 19 goals have been conceded by Guingamp in these games.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Guingamp - Sochaux 0-0 played earlier this season. Numbers for the last five meetings between these two teams are: two wins for Sochaux, two draws and one win for Guingamp. Over 2,5 goals: two times; under 2,5 goals: three games.

Top Goalscorers

SochauxG. Weissbeck
G. Weissbeck
9 goals
SochauxB. Lasme
B. Lasme
7 goals
GuingampA. Gomis
A. Gomis
7 goals

Sochaux missing players

Guingamp missing players

Sochaux Guingamp
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
26 13 4 Played P 2 13 26
9 5 2 Won W 0 2 4
11 4 2 Drew D 1 6 13
6 4 0 Lost L 1 5 9
34 19 7 Scored S 1 14 28
24 16 5 Conceded C 2 19 35
77% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 92% 85%
65% 77% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 69% 65%
35% 38% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 46% 46%
23% 31% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 31% 35%
15% 15% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 15% 12%
46% 46% 75% BTTS BTTS 50% 62% 58%
42% 31% 25% Clean Sheets C S 0% 15% 27%
35% 31% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 31% 31%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.9 1.9 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 1.8 1.7
6 4 1 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
8 8.7 7.8 Shots (avg) S ( 5.5 8.1 9.2
3.4 3.7 3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 3 3.6
39% 40% 58% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 36% 30%
Key stats in Ligue 2 this season:
  • Guingamp has the fewest scored goals in the first half (5) in Ligue 2
  • Sochaux have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Troyes 26 15 7 4 39 22 13 10 3 0 23 9 13 5 4 4 16 13 17 52
2 Clermont 26 14 7 5 38 16 13 9 3 1 24 6 13 5 4 4 14 10 22 49
3 Toulouse 26 14 7 5 48 30 13 8 3 2 27 15 13 6 4 3 21 15 18 49
4 Grenoble Foot 38 26 14 6 6 35 21 12 9 3 0 24 7 14 5 3 6 11 14 14 48
5 Auxerre 26 12 8 6 47 29 13 8 3 2 31 12 13 4 5 4 16 17 18 44
6 Paris 26 11 8 7 36 30 13 7 4 2 21 15 13 4 4 5 15 15 6 41
7 Sochaux 26 9 11 6 34 24 13 5 4 4 19 16 13 4 7 2 15 8 10 38
8 Valenciennes 26 9 9 8 34 31 13 5 4 4 15 13 13 4 5 4 19 18 3 36
9 Caen 26 8 10 8 27 31 13 5 6 2 13 12 13 3 4 6 14 19 -4 34
10 Le Havre 26 8 10 8 22 28 13 3 7 3 10 11 13 5 3 5 12 17 -6 34
11 Amiens SC 26 8 9 9 21 21 13 4 6 3 7 6 13 4 3 6 14 15 0 33
12 Niort 26 8 9 9 29 38 13 5 5 3 14 12 13 3 4 6 15 26 -9 33
13 Ajaccio 26 8 8 10 22 32 13 5 4 4 11 12 13 3 4 6 11 20 -10 32
14 Rodez 26 6 12 8 25 32 14 5 5 4 14 14 12 1 7 4 11 18 -7 30
15 Nancy 26 6 10 10 32 37 13 3 6 4 21 23 13 3 4 6 11 14 -5 28
16 Dunkerque 26 7 6 13 20 31 13 4 4 5 13 12 13 3 2 8 7 19 -11 27
17 Guingamp 26 4 13 9 28 35 13 2 7 4 14 16 13 2 6 5 14 19 -7 25
18 Chambly 26 5 8 13 27 44 14 4 2 8 15 22 12 1 6 5 12 22 -17 23
19 Pau 26 5 6 15 22 38 12 3 4 5 11 14 14 2 2 10 11 24 -16 21
20 Chateauroux 26 4 6 16 23 39 13 3 2 8 15 20 13 1 4 8 8 19 -16 18

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.