Niort vs Grenoble (By: Alcuni)
NIort started the year with a defeat in championship losing 2-3 at Clermont one of the most in form team in this year. A spectacular game with lots of goals and other good opportunities. Niort surprised in first part of the season due to a tough defensive compartment having 8 clean sheets. In front they counted too much on N'Doh, but so far he did a good job scoring 11 goals. For this second part of the season they are counting on same squad, Niort being quite in the winter transfer period. Just a single new name: coach Plancque who took place of Lair who had some conflicts with top management. Not so many important changes in the squad for this game missing only Vion and Conte.
Also Grenoble had a nice first part of the season finishing with one point less than Niort (31) Started the season with a goalless draw versus LeHavre but missed a penalty in this game. A very good team especially at home in the start of the season but in the end they took some external wins who put them near to the top 5 places. Compared with Niort they were active on transfer period bringing in Brun, Grange and Panbou - all in the squad - leaving the team only Deletraz. Important defender Gibaud is injured while ElJadeyaoui wasn't called up.
A game between two good team in which both will put strong defense. Don't see a spectacular game rather one without more than 1 goal. Bookies see Grenoble slight favorite here but don't forget they played 2 days ago in cup versus Strasbourg including extra time (120 min) And they used 8-9 starters in this game. So will be their 3 games in a week expecting some fatigue in their squad. So I'll like home win here at a tasting odds. Back Niort. gl
Niort vs Grenoble prediction
|1||Pinnacle||3.05||8||1-1 LOST (-8 units)|