Ligue 2 predictions

Le Havre vs Valenciennes Prediction, Betting Odds and Free Tips 22/05/2023

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

The Le Havre – Valenciennes duel in Ligue 2 sees the runaway leaders trying to seal their promotion host the desperate-for-points Valenciennes team that is fighting against the drop. With that in mind, we have prepared a detailed preview of the match, along with some of our best Le Havre vs Valenciennes odds.

Free Betting Tips for Le Havre vs Valenciennes

If you can’t seem to decide on a bet for Le Havre vs Valenciennes, check our top betting tips for this duel here and then make your own Le Havre vs Valenciennes prediction:

Draw

Our first Le Havre vs Valenciennes prediction is for the game to end in a draw. Le Havre drew 3 of their last 4 home matches. Also, Valenciennes drew 3 of their last 5 games. In fact, this game will see the two sides with the most number of draws in the entire division face each other. Le Havre have 14 draws but Valenciennes better even that with 15 shares of the spoils.

Half With Most Goals – Second

Our next Le Havre vs Valenciennes prediction is for the game to see the majority of the goals scored in the second half. With Le Havre scoring 75.1% of their goals after the interval and seeing all of their last 5 home games having more goals in the second half this seems a logical bet. Valenciennes also score most of their goals in the second half – 56.7%.

Under 2.5 Goals

Our final free betting tip is that there will be fewer than 3 total goals in the match. Both teams pride themselves on solid defending and often their matches see very little in terms of goal-mound action. Only 1 of Le Havre’s last 7 league games had more than 2 goals. Valenciennes also saw only 1 of their last 5 games produce more than 2 goals. Also, none of the last 3 H2Hs had more than 2 goals.

Le Havre vs Valenciennes Lineups and Team News

Le Havre

Le Havre’s 33-game unbeaten run in the league came to an end last weekend when they lost 0-1 away vs Annecy. A bit unlucky in this match but despite the defeat remain well in control of their own destiny with 1 more win guaranteeing their automatic promotion. The only other defeat for Le Havre this season was way back in round 2 and exactly against Valenciennes. They lost 0-1 away.

The manager continues to find ways to create very strong defensive lines, despite some injury issues. Wahib’s season is over. Another important centre-back Moussadek is a major doubt, as is a third centre-back Kongolo. Despite all that Le Havre continue to look very solid at the back.

Valenciennes

Valenciennes dropped into the relegation zone for the first time this season just last weekend when they were held to a draw at home by Pau. Despite only 1 defeat in the last 5 rounds (W1 D3) the fact that Valenciennes have just 2 wins from October onward means they are on the verge of relegation. Safety is just 2 points away but there are only 3 games left to play too, so the pressure is huge.

Valenciennes travel for this game pretty much at full strength.

Form Charts and H2H Stats for Le Havre vs Valenciennes

Check below for more useful information about the match:

Head to Head

22/05/23

France Ligue 2 LI2

Le Havre

Le Havre

Valenciennes

Valenciennes

0

2

16/04/22

France Ligue 2 LI2

Valenciennes

Valenciennes

Le Havre

Le Havre

0

1

06/11/21

France Ligue 2 LI2

Le Havre

Le Havre

Valenciennes

Valenciennes

0

0

08/05/21

France Ligue 2 LI2

Valenciennes

Valenciennes

Le Havre

Le Havre

3

5

08/01/21

France Ligue 2 LI2

Le Havre

Le Havre

Valenciennes

Valenciennes

0

2

Last Five - Le Havre

10/05/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Nice

Nice

Le Havre

Le Havre

1

0

L

04/05/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Le Havre

Le Havre

1

3

W

27/04/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

PSG

PSG

Le Havre

Le Havre

3

3

D

21/04/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Metz

Metz

Le Havre

Le Havre

1

0

L

14/04/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Nantes

Nantes

Le Havre

Le Havre

1

0

L

Last Five - Valenciennes

17/05/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Caen

Caen

Valenciennes

Valenciennes

3

0

L

10/05/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

US Quevilly

US Quevilly

Valenciennes

Valenciennes

1

2

W

03/05/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Troyes

Troyes

Valenciennes

Valenciennes

1

1

D

27/04/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Grenoble

Grenoble

Valenciennes

Valenciennes

0

2

W

23/04/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

Valenciennes

Valenciennes

0

1

W

Le Havre vs Valenciennes – Frequently asked questions

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  • What is the venue of the game? The venue of the game is Stade Oceane in Le Havre.
  • When is the match starting? The match is starting at 7:45 pm GMT on Monday, May 22nd.
  • Are there any suspended players? The only suspended player for this game is Le Havre’s backup striker Thiares.


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