Le Mans and Troyes face at MMArena, in a match for the 29th round of the Ligue 2. In the last league head‑to‑head, played in 18‑10‑2019, Troyes got a home win by (2‑1). The home/away factor is worth special atention, since although this is a match between 19th and 2nd of the league table, it’s also a match between the 13th best team in home matches and the 3rd best in away matches.
Analysis of Le Mans
The home team is currently in the 19th position of the league, with 26 points won, after 7 wins, 5 draws and 16 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Guingamp, by (2‑1). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Chambly, by (2‑2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 8 points in away matches, with 14 goals scored and 28 conceded, against 18 points won at their stadium, with 16 goals scored and 17 conceded. For the league, Le Mans won 15 points out of 30 possible points, after 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 home matches. The most recurrent result at half‑time in their home league matches was the 0‑0 (7 out of 14 matches). Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 28 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 14 times and have never been able to turn the score around. there is 1 period that stands out in the last 14 home matches for this competition: they have scored 7 of their 16 goals between minutes (76’‑90′).
Le Mans remains in the relegation zone, but the good thing is that they come from two games without defeats. If they manage to get into the competition it is possible to leave the last places, because the championship is quite balanced. As they will be playing at home, it is important that they add the three points and go after that. On the other hand, they will face an opponent from the top of the table and that worries them. The difficulty tends to be greater and as it has the worst defense of the championship, it can get complicated. This way, they will have to have a safe defensive performance if they want a positive score. In this match, the best players available will be in the field.
Analysis of Troyes
The away team is currently in the 2nd position of the league, with 51 points won, after 16 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Orléans, by (0‑2). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Paris, by (1‑1). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since they have won 26 points in away matches and 25 at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 17 conceded at home, against 14 goals scored and 8 conceded in away matches. In the last 10 away league matches Troyes has a record of 5 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, so they have won 16 points out of 30 possible. In their away matches there are a few frequent results: at half‑time 0‑0 (7 out of 14 matches) and after the 90′ 0‑1 (5 out of 14 matches). Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 12 of the last 14 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. This is a team that likes to score first. They have opened up the score in 21 of the last 28 matches for the Ligue 2, they have reached half‑time in front in 10 of those 21 matches and have held on to the lead until the end of the 90′ in 16 of them. In 28 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 6 times and have never been able to turn the score around. In the last 14 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (16’‑30′).
The balance at the top of the table is very large and we can prove it with numbers. From first to fifth place, the difference is only four points and Troyes is in this cake. They do not intend to lose position, so they comes to this duel determined to win. As much as they play away from home, they have enough quality to cancel the local team. In this way, they value a qualified and error-free performance, as it will have a greater chance of winning. In this match, Rui Pires will be left out for being in the medical department.
Betting suggestion: Troyes wins ⇒ odd 2.05
The Le Mans team wants to add the three points, but they know that this will not be an easy task. The visitors have a more qualified team and must show this on the pitch. We believe that even playing away from home, Troyes’ team is favorite, so we will bet on the victory of the visitors.