Troyes vs Lens by Alcuni
Troyes was one of the performers of the previous round, taking an incredible 3-1 win, away at LeHavre. Well, few were the ones who give Troyes any chance to take a point in this trip (keeping in mind Troyes never win at LeHavre during the history) but wasn’t after all so difficult, keeping in mind LeHavre had and will have problems when playing at home against big name from the Ligue. True is at 1-1 LeHavre had the chance to take the lead, but instead of 2-1 for them, they committed a penalty and Troyes entered at HT with an avantage of one goal 2-1. Bob Bradley made some changing trying to bring his team in game, but Troyes scored the single goal of 2nd half and took an important win. We saw and effective and realistic team of Troyes and who know maybe this is the signal for Troyes to shown their availability to be involved in promotion battle. This week they signed with Ligue 1 young striker Niane who will make his debut perhaps. Herelle is injured while Grandsir is suspended.
If Troyes were one of the prizewinning team in previous round, Lens was one of the “repeater” team, after their shocking defeat 0-1 at home, against new comer Amiens. I really didn’t expect this result after their good display they shown in previous game at Nimes, won 2-0 previous Monday night. Huge difference between these two game and I wonder who is the real face of Lens? Against Amiens they had in front of them a well-organized defense, a hard working team who didn’t allow too many spaces to Lens strikers. With little number of realization in this game is no wonder why Lens didn’t win. After this shocking result, another one come, this time in Coupe de la Ligue, where they were knocked out by National team Paris FC, after penalties 0-0 (in regular time). But here Casanova used a total completely team, using a single starter among the titulars. Cvetinovic and Fofana remain injured while striker Chevalier wasn’t called up for this game.
Troyes proved they can be a good team and in front a completely un-inspired Lens perhaps they will take their third consecutive win. gl
Play now US Players are welcome
|Troyes||Pinnacle||2.98||8||1-1 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.