Valenciennes vs Auxerre
Valenciennes – Auxerre
Valenciennes had a decent season finishing without too many emotions in the last games. A tem with lot of ups and downs a team who miss the motivation after me. Cause they had a good squad and easily could finish higher in table. Their goal seems to be rising young players sell them and again and again same pattern. A lot of youngsters leave the team in last 2-3 season, so seems to be a good affair. This summer left the team ( but not necessarily youngsters) Tarhat, Ciss ( player formed by Valenciennes but sold to Anger and loaned at Valenciennes last season), Nery, Diarra, 2nd and 3rd GK – Merville and Kocik and other less important. Came in Cuffaut ( but he is suspended for this game) Robail, Massouema, Ntim ( back in squad) and other who finished the loan at other lower league teams. Lot of problems in defense in friendlies played conceding 11 goals in 7 games but also scored a lot also 11 goals. Was the most active team in friendlies playing 7 games taking 2w3d2d.
Auxerre had a poor season finishing at the middle of the table. They had a good squad and I saw them as one of the favorite for promotion but a very poor first part of the season made them to struggle a lot in the bottom of the table. Save the season thanks for a very good 2nd part of the season but overall was far from the expectation. With a positive minded coach perhaps more to do this season. In terms of squad, there are some changings: bring in Merdji, Sakhi , Mancini, Bellougou but left the team some important names as Yattara, Y. Sane, P. Sane, Aye, Sangare, Tamuzo and others. Still some time for transfers so can loan again some of them. In friendly, so far only 2 goals scored in 5 games and also 2 goals conceded. (2 wins with 1-0 and 2 goalless draws and a 0-2 defeat versus Troyes).
OK maybe Auxerre struggled in the friendlies scoring just two goals, but for sure Pablo Correa will find solutions to put pressure on Valenciennes. Hope to see once again a crazy Valenciennes with tremendous attacking compartment and lazy mistakes in defense. The odds offered by Pinnacle for over in this game is way to high so I am taking this option. gl
Valenciennes vs Auxerre prediction
|over 2.5||Pinnacle||2.55||8||3-1 WON (+12.4 units)|