Valenciennes vs Niort by Alcuni
Slaughter… Carnage… Massacre:) – few words for last Valenciennes' game. Playing at highly rated Strasbourg, Valenciennes took a nice win 4-2 after a spectacular game. Of course the game was influenced by those 2 red cards saw by Strasbourg in first half but both were correct shown. Valenciennes started a bit slow this game conceded in first 10 min, but after Lienard saw first red card after 18 mins of play, Valenciennes completely controlled the game. 4 goals, another few other chances, a spectacle football was the menu for this game. Strasbourg tried to not fall complete, making also effort to play nice. Difficult to imagine what would have been happen in 11 against 11, keeping in mind Strasboug lost a single game at home starting with 2015 (against Amiens in National, when already celebrate the promotion in Ligue 2). But, the merit is on Valenciennes players who knew to stay away from trouble and to play offensively. DaCosta and Aloe are suspended while Kabore remains injured.
Niort linked for the first time this season 2 wins in a row. After a surprisingly 1-0 on the road at Red Start hey won once again with same score this time against new comer Orleans. Overall was a poor game made by both teams, with few chances to score and with Orleans all the way more dangerous than Niort. A first half quite boring, played on rain, with Orleans missed a big chance. But Niort was the team who scored in injury time followed by a corner and a huge mistake of Orleans GK. After the break Orleans tried more and missed a huge chance on a counterattack. Was practically the biggest chance of another poor half. Notable fact of the 2nd half, despite this opportunity, was a red card seen by Armand (Orleans) for a criminal fault against Agouazi. Agouazi will not travel here, being suspended. Other 3 important players are injured: Sans, Grange and Ndoh.
Despite taking 2 wins in a row Niort didn’t play well. Some luck in these wins. Keeping in mind those all missing I rate than poor than in previous rounds. True is at Valenciennes top scorer DaCosta is missing but there are other young and clever players who can make forgettable his missing here. Back Valenciennes to take all points here. gl
|Valenciennes||Pinnacle||2.28||8||3-1 WON (+10.24 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.