Ligue 2 predictions

Valenciennes vs Niort Prediction, Betting Odds and Free Tips 15/04/2023

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

The Valenciennes – Niort duel in Ligue 2 is shaping as a closely-fought battle. With that in mind, we have prepared a detailed preview of the match, along with some of our best Valenciennes vs Niort odds.

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Over 2.5 Goals

Our first Valenciennes vs Niort prediction is that there will be at least 3 total goals in the game. This has been the case in 4 of Valenciennes’ last 5 home matches. Also, 4 of Niort’s last 6 games went over 2.5 goals.

Valenciennes to Win

Our second Valenciennes vs Niort prediction backs the hosts to record a win and ease some of the pressure on their shoulders as they hang just above the relegation zone. Valenciennes won the last 2 H2H clashes and are undefeated in their last 5 meetings with Niort (W3 D2). Also, Niort come into this game having the worst away record in the entire division (W2 D3 L10). At the same time, on all their struggles and many draws Valenciennes have actually lost only once at home all season (W5 D9).

Over 1.5 Valenciennes Goals

Valenciennes have been involved in some dramatic goal thrillers lately and they scored at least 2 goals in 4 of the last 5 rounds. This is why our final Valenciennes vs Niort prediction is for the hosts to score at least 2 again. Niort have an awful defence and they conceded 2 or more in 5 of their last 6 games.

Valenciennes vs Niort Lineups and Team News

Valenciennes

Valenciennes suffered another painful and unexpected defeat last Monday when they lost 1-2 away against a ten-men Annecy team. Somehow Valenciennes failed to win this match despite being well on top late on. This third defeat in a row puts pressure on the players as their lead over the relegation zone now is only 2 points.

As a result, sacked coach Raubel and rookie coach Ahmed Kantari is now in charge. He can’t hide behind excuses as the squad is practically at full strength with only the rarely used anyway Zinga missing injured. In search of better defensive stability, Kantari could restore Debuchy to the starting lineup.

Niort

Niort remained in last place after losing 0-3 at home vs Sochaux last weekend. This was the sixth defeat in just the last 7 rounds and the survival hope is very, very slim now.

Niort have plenty of selection headaches too. The best centre-back Passi is out injured, while 7 others are deemed doubtful. Among them are the important left-back Vallier and centre-back Conte. On top of that, important attacking midfielder Zemzemi and the team’s top goalscorer Boutobba were not selected last weekend as they fast for Ramadan. As they continue to fast it is not certain if they will be used now too.

Form Charts and H2H Stats for Valenciennes vs Niort

Check below for more useful information about the Valenciennes – Niort match:

Head to Head

30/08/22

France Ligue 2 LI2

Niort

Niort

Valenciennes

Valenciennes

0

1

14/05/22

France Ligue 2 LI2

Niort

Niort

Valenciennes

Valenciennes

1

2

24/07/21

France Ligue 2 LI2

Valenciennes

Valenciennes

Niort

Niort

0

0

24/04/21

France Ligue 2 LI2

Valenciennes

Valenciennes

Niort

Niort

1

1

22/12/20

France Ligue 2 LI2

Niort

Niort

Valenciennes

Valenciennes

0

3

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

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

20/04/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Paris FC

Paris FC

Valenciennes

Valenciennes

2

1

L

Last Five - Niort

18/05/24

France National France

Avranches

Avranches

Niort

Niort

1

3

W

10/05/24

France National France

Le Mans

Le Mans

Niort

Niort

0

2

W

04/05/24

France National France

Rouen

Rouen

Niort

Niort

4

2

L

26/04/24

France National France

Martigues

Martigues

Niort

Niort

3

1

L

22/04/24

France National France

Sochaux

Sochaux

Niort

Niort

2

1

L

Valenciennes vs Niort – Frequently asked questions

Valenciennes vs Niort

  • What is the venue of the game? The venue of the game is Stade du Haunaut in Valenciennes.
  • When is the match starting? The match is starting at 6:00 pm GMT on Saturday, April 15th.
  • How many home defeats did Valenciennes have this season? Valenciennes have lost only once at home, despite being able to win only 5 of their 14 home matches.


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