Niort vs Orleans (By: Alcuni)
Niort – Orleans
Niort lost first game of the season, when traveling at newcomer Grenoble ended 0-1, maybe their poorest game of the season. Received in injury time of first half the single goal of the game, being unable to threaten Grenoble's GK too often. I said they lost many starters from previous round and really expect them to be involved in the relegation battle, but so far they took good results proved me that, for the moment, I am wrong. In Coupe de la Ligue they traveled at Chateauroux, fielding only 4-5 starters and losing once again with same score 0-1. No drama at all. This week they signed with Konate but is not available yet. Fontani was recovered after injury while Ameka wasn't called up for this game.
Orleans seems to be a totally mess at this moment. Losing many influential players from previous season, mainly from the mid up, Orleans is not finding themselves so far, being rock bottom with 0 points, a single goal scored and 10 conceded. Last round they lost 0-3 at home, versus Auxerre, proving that is way more to do in order to take points. First positive result came in Coupe de la Ligue, when fielding a team with 5-6 starters they knocked out at penalties new comer Beziers ( who also used 6 starters in first XI) after 1-1 over 90 mins of play. Defender Pinaud saw red card ( actually 2 yellow cards) in injury time and will miss here together with Cissokho. Also def Cambon is missing due to an injury. On the other side D'Arpino is making his first group apparition being recovered after an injury.
With so many missing in defense, a terrible bad start of the season, really I don't see anything good for Orleans. With a Niort still in hot shape I see a clear home win here. So back Niort -0.75 ah. gl
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Niort vs Orleans prediction
|1 -0.75 ah||Pinnacle||2.65||8||1-1 LOST (-8 units)|