Laval vs Caen by Isaiah
Laval lost at home against Nimes for the first round of French League Cup with the score of 0:1, in a game where they showed again the same weaknesses like the first game for the league away to Metz. They were totally harmless in the attack and with several problems at homogeneity factor after the big changes to their roster during summer.
There is already lot of criticism for their performances to the first two official matches, about the fact that they still did not scored any goals and even did not created the conditions to achieve goals. Just a reminder that during summer they reduced their budget to the half, their roster is now consist only of 21 players and they will need time to adapt to the new roles. Moreover, they will miss three valuable players today. Left back Guillaume Rippert, attacking midfielder Martin Mimoun and right midfielder Sebastien Renouard are all out of the squad for tonight's game.
Laval: Mike Vanhamel, Maxime Hautbois, Gaëtan Belaud, Malik Couturier, Miodrag Stosic, Kévin Perrot, Selim Ben Djemia, Makan Traoré, Antony Robic, Anthony Gonçalves, Damien Tibéri, Hassane Alla, Jordan Adeoti, Emmanuel Thibault, Mamadou Diallo, Christian Bekamenga et Vahagn Militosyan.
Caen won easily at home against Metz for the first round of French League Cup with the score of 2:0. Caen finished the game in the first half hour and on the other hand Metz came down with a lot of changes to their main eleven, showing clearly that they have given top priority in the league.
Caen started the season with the best way, two wins in two official matches, as they won against Dijon 3:1 to the first game of the league. Nothing else than direct promotion to Ligue 1 is their target this season, and till now they showed some excellent and very well organized football. Good squad news for Caen ahead of tonight's game, as Algerian Laurent Agouazi and top scorer Mathieu Duhamel are both back to the main eleven, while no other problems reported.
Caen: Perquis, Reulet - Appiah, Wague, Pierre, Saad, Seube, Raineau - Agouazi, Kante, Rothen, Montaroup, Nabab, Autret - Duhamel, Kodjia.
Difficult game for Laval who will struggle a lot this season. Caen looks very serious at the moment and they have enough quality in attack with Poyet, Duhamel and Nabab to go away with all three points from Laval.