Troyes vs Chateauroux by Isaiah
Troyes had a rather unfair result away to Lens (1:0) as both teams were equivalent on the pitch and both of them tried to keep the clean sheet and a draw would certainly be a more representative result based on the image of the two teams on the field.
Troyes started the season as one of the top favorites for the promotion but they still does not show this on the field, although the quality of their roster is very good. Their coach stressed that they have to increase the duration of their good performance in their games as there is some time playing very good football but also some dead zones to their play.
Main defender Rincon is back in defense after injury, while defensive midfielder Thiago Xavier and striker Marcos failed to be ready and will miss tonight's game. Troyes squad for tonight's game: Matthieu Dreyer, Denis Petric, Lionel Carole, Maxime Colin, Florian Jarjat, Rincon, Wilfried Rother, Karim Azamoum, Yoann Court, Stéphane Darbion, Guillaume Lacour, Benjamin Nivet, Quentin Othon, Jimmy Cabot, Ghislain Gimbert, Georges Gope-Fenepej.
Chateauroux managed to win their first game in the season beating Cercle Bastia with the score of 2:0 in a totally fair result according to the match reports. Cercle Bastia showed again many weaknesses and inexperience while Chateauroux had a good midfield game and managed to score two goals without being threatened.
The big problem for Chateauroux since last season is still their away games. Do not forget that last season they were the only team without a win away from home and this season they have three defeats away from home, one was for the League Cup. More generally, Chateauroux is not something special and they have weaknesses.
Lot of problems for Chateaauroux for tonight's game. Defensive midfielder Emeric Dudouit (4 games), midfielder Ludovic Guerriero (3 games), right back Loic Nestor (3 games) are all suspended, while midfielder Attila Filkor (no game yet), right winger Nasser Chamed (no game yet), left winger Clement Tainmont (5 games), midfielder David de Freitas (4 games) amd main striker Kevin Dupuis (4 games, 2 goals) are all out injured. All absences are important and not covered in any way in this roster. Chateauroux squad for tonight's game: Bonnefoi, Millieras, Bain, Fournier, Sambou, Afougou, Obiang, Ramos, Kinkela, Tait, Maboulou, Ehua, Kamara, Bourgeois, Makengo, Rivas.
Troyes is the big favorite to win as they have a very good chance to exploit over all those problems for Chateauroux.