Preview - Amiens vs Caen 10 February 19

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Match Day 23
Amiens vs. Caen
Sunday, February 10th 2019
03:00am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Stade de la Licorne

Amiens: 
Last five matches form: D L L L L
Average goals per match: 0.78
Average goals against per match: 1.65
Top Scorer: Eddy Gnahoré (4)

Caen:
Last five matches form: W D L L L
Average goals per match: 0.91
Average goals against per match: 1.41
Top Scorer: Enzo Crivelli (4)


One of the biggest games on Match Day 24 in Ligue 1 comes with this relegation clash at the Stade de la Licorne. Amiens currently sit in second bottom and are slumping badly, but then so too are Caen who sit only one position above the relegation zone and are above their hosts only by virtue of goal difference. It's awfully tight down there at the minute and a win for either side here could prove huge in the battle for survival.


Caen came out narrowly on top in the reverse of this game when winning 1-0. Amiens were comfortable victors in this fixture last season though, winning 3-0.


Bongani Zungu looks set to be the only player to miss out for the home side. Romain Genevois and Prince Oniangué are out for Caen.


Both sides are in desperate form at present. Amiens with just one win in their past ten and Caen with only one in their past 14.


Amiens are without a win in their past six at home (losing five) and have failed to score in each of their past four. They have won three of eleven at home overall.


Caen have won once away from home this season at Dijon, but have picked up four draws in their past five.


This is a tough one to call, and the safest option looks to be to side with a low scoring draw.


Prediction: Amiens 1 - 1 Caen



Harry85

Half time:  0 - 0
Full time: 1 - 0
Shots:  10 - 11
Shots on target: 1 - 4
Corner Kicks: 4 - 2
Possession: 54% - 46%

No bookings in this one as referee Eric Wattellier kept his cards in his pocket throughout.

Not a classic by any means between two sides fighting for their lives in the battle against relegation. In terms of chances Caen were probably the better side on the night. You really need to take those chances though and one shot on target was all Amiens needed in order to pick up what could prove to be a huge three points in front of their own fans.

Both sides had fair chances in the first half. Casimir Ninga of Caen showing electric place to get down the lefty flank in the counter before cutting inside onto his right and curling an effort just beyond the far post.

Eddy Gnahore then really ought to have done better for the home side when finding himself well placed around seven yards out to the right but only being able to blaze his effort over the bar. 0-0 at the break.

What turned out to be the winner arrived in the 64th minute. Saman Ghoddos sending in a cross following a corner form the left-hand side and Moussa Konate rising highest to plant an excellent header into the top right corner from around seven or eight yards.

The away side never really looked like getting back into this after that, only forcing one save of note from Regis Gurtner, as Amiens held on well for the win.

Big, big win for the home side with the points enough to see them move out of the relegation zone for now. Desperately disappointing for Caen who sink to second bottom and are now three points adrift of safety.



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