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Competition: France Ligue 2
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 17:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade du Hainaut (24926 seats)

The home team ticketholders look for three points in this game, and the home advantage could mean an extra goal versus a struggling visitor. Valenciennes are in 10th spot while the guesting Dunkerque stress at 19th.

Insights:
  • Valenciennes have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored at home.
  • Dunkerque have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Valenciennes form and stats

1 victory, 1 draw and 3 defeats. That’s what Valenciennes have to build on here at Stade du Hainaut in the Ligue 2.

Valenciennes are returning here after visiting Caen in a Ligue 2 game and winning with a 2-1 scoreline. Gaëtan Robail scored the goal(s). Gaëtan Robail (midfield was the top team player in that game with a rating of 8.11/10. Robail scored one goal and hit four key passes.

Before that match, a win away at Dijon.

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Valenciennes here at Stade du Hainaut in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (4 from 5 games). Valenciennes have conceded 10 goals in these home games, a significant number.

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Dunkerque form and stats

The visitors are W1-D1-L3 on the road this term. That's in the Ligue 2.

The supporters enjoyed Dunkerque's previous game versus Bastia (placed 16th), a Ligue 2 2-0 win played at home. The attacker Malik Tchokounte got a match rating of 8.4 in that game. Tchokounte scored two goals, hit one key pass and dribled past the opponent 1 of 2 times.

Ahead of that match was the victory versus Pau at their stadium, the result 2-1.

The visiting Dunkerque have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 5 goals from 5 games. Defensive performances away have varied in quality as Dunkerque have conceded 8 goals on the road. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above.

Head 2 Head

Valenciennes-Dunkerque H2H statistics last four meetings regardless of arena: Valenciennes two wins, Dunkerque one win, one draw. one of these four matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

ValenciennesG. Robail
G. Robail
4 goals
DunkerqueM. Tchokounté
M. Tchokounté
4 goals
ValenciennesB. Guillaume
B. Guillaume
2 goals

Valenciennes missing players

Dunkerque missing players

Valenciennes Dunkerque
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
11 5 2 Played P 1 5 11
4 1 1 Won W 1 1 2
3 1 0 Drew D 0 1 3
4 3 1 Lost L 0 3 6
10 4 3 Scored S 2 5 9
14 10 5 Conceded C 1 8 15
91% 80% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 91%
64% 80% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 80% 82%
45% 80% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 60% 36%
9% 20% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 20% 9%
9% 20% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
55% 60% 100% BTTS BTTS 100% 60% 45%
27% 20% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 18%
27% 40% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 40% 45%
 
4.4 5.2 5.5 Corners for (avg) C F 1 3.8 4.1
6.5 5.6 6.5 Corners against (avg) C A 5 6 4.6
2.2 2.2 2.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4 2.8 2.3
1 1 1 Red cards R C 1 1 1
 
8.5 9.6 7.5 Shots (avg) S ( 4 6.4 7.5
2.8 2.6 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 3 3.1
32% 31% 43% Goal Efficiency G E 67% 33% 26%
Key stats in Ligue 2 this season:
  • Dunkerque have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Dunkerque have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Dunkerque haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Valenciennes have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored at home.
  • Valenciennes 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 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

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.