Ligue 2: Bastia vs Chateauroux
Bastia is having a great season and only the typical validation remains to confirm their promotion to Championnat. If they will win tonight, they will need only a point in the next four games to celebrate their return of the large division. Anyway, last week they lost 2-0 away to Sedan and their unbeaten run of ten game is stopped, but they are still to the top of the standings with eight points difference from second placed Reims. The atmosphere is not spoiled in any way and will be like a festive tonight. Meanwhile the administration began planning the next season, already started talks with some players for renewal of their contracts, and several names was heard for candidate transfer targets. It will be a shame for their effort not to finish the season with some victories, that’s why their coach asked for a convincing performance tonight. Main midfielder Yannick Cahuzac is punished, while main defender Matthieu Sans and striker Yassin El-Azzouziare both injured. Jerome Rothen missing for two weeks and is expected to stay out.
Chateauroux coming from two back to back defeats, essentially trimmed their hopes for promotion, unless they make the surprise and win today, as in this case they will reduce the distance from the third position in four points. Against Arles they had a below average performance and lost with the score of 1-2 at home. Their minds are on the next season already, no one is thinking about promotion or relegation, as they renewed the contract of coach, while midweek they signed a new contract of their technical director. Tonight they play against the best team in the division and is a good opportunity to test out their strengths. Main right back Jordan Faugue is back to the squad, while main midfielder Thibault Moulin is injured and will miss, the same with main striker Maxime Bourgeois.
I have the feeling that Bastia will want to bounce back and win this one after the failure away to Sedan. They have no stress at all, the same goes on for their opponents, and we should see an open game there.
Bet: Bastia -1.25 Asian Handicap @1.98 with Pinnacle Sports