Caen and Troyes measure forces at Stade Michel d’Ornano, in a match for the 25th round of League 2. In the last direct showdown for this edition of the league, on 13-09-2019, the Troyes won at home by ( 2‑1). The history of recent direct confrontations between these two teams indicates total balance, as there were 2 wins for each team in the last 4 games. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Caen presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 13th position, with 28 points won, after 6 wins, 10 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home against Niort by (4‑3). In the last game, he tied out against Le Havre by (1‑1). This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 23 goals scored and 20 suffered; against 3 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses in his stadium, with 14 goals scored and 19 suffered. In his last 10 home games for the championship Caen won 3, drew 4 and lost 3, so he won 13 points in 30 possible. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (6 in 12 games). His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 24 games in this competition, he only got 1 comeback in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 12 home matches for this competition: he scored 5 of his 12 goals between minutes (46′ ‑ 60 ‘).
The campaign that Caen is doing has not yet given him an opportunity to achieve peace of mind and that means he must pay much more attention to the rounds that await him. Because of this, he wants to show an evolution in relation to his performance, have more quality in the field and minimize errors. This should not be an easy duel, but the owners of the house have all the conditions to conquer a good result. The coach must not have significant absences for this match.
After 13 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses, the away team is currently in 5th position, with 41 points won. In their last match, they won at Châteauroux at home by (2-0), after in the previous match they lost out, in a match against Lens, by (1-0). This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 matches it records 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses in his stadium. In his last 10 games as a visitor to the championship, Troyes records 5 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, so he won 16 points in 30 possible. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (6 in 12 games). His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In his away matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 10 of the last 12 he played there were less than 3 goals. In 24 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 12 home games for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 3 of his 8 goals between minutes (16’-30 ‘).
The access dispute is very balanced and this means that the Troyes cannot accommodate. He will have to continue showing good football if he wants to continue fighting for the first places, but not only that, but he must show more consistency to try to reach the elite. It doesn’t matter if he plays at home or not, or if his opponent is strong, since he will always try to score points. In this round the difficulty may exist, but will do everything possible to have control of the game and not stumble. In this match, Mahamadou Dembélé and Rui Pires will be absent, being in the medical department.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / NO @ 1,68