Angers vs Tours by Sunshine
Angers had a great chance to come up from visiting Troyes with all three points, but the visitors weren't able to keep the 3:0 lead till the end of the match. They entered the game very strongly, pushed for a goal and were 2:0 up at the half-time, while they added the third goal in 56th minute, all goals scored by Yattara.
However, since then, everything turned upside down and the home side were able to equalize the result with three goals, from 67th to 78th minute. Even with this result, they didn't lost the first position at the table as the team has great 5-2-1 record and are still three points above the fourth placed team, the one that isn't getting the promotion to Championnat. Striker Yatarra recently came on loan from Lyon and has found the net in both matches he played, scoring four goals till now and it seems that he offers additional extra quality to their offensive lineup. Midfielder Gamboa (7/2 goals, 3 assists) is suspended, while substitute striker Blayac (6/2) is injured, same as experienced defender Konate (6/0) and offensive midfielder El Jadeyaoui (3/0).
Tours, on the other hand, is coming from a 3:1 victory at home over Lens two days ago, as the team showed stability in their defense and overall, very good performance in front of the home crowd. Delort scored twice in the first halftime, while the visitors reduced the deficit in the middle of the second half, but the hosts managed to take a 3:1 victory even though they have played with a man less in last twenty minutes.
After this victory team has now four victories, two draws and two defeats, currently occupying the third position and being only three points below their tonight's rival. Their target is to play as good as possible, while the team surely has the quality to do something more in the league, but it's still early to be said whether the team has the potential to get the promotion this season. Right after the reducing goal from Lens, offensive midfielder Diaz (4/0) got red carded and coach Pantaloni will not be able to count at him in next match. Apart from Diaz, there is no other important absentee for the guests.
Both teams are very high at the table and will surely look to continue in the way they did till now. Both are sharing the first position with the number of goals scored till now and neither of them will be defending. Open game with both team scoring at least a goal is highly expected here.