Preview - Amiens vs Guingamp 25 April 19

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May 24, 2019, 08:36 PM Last Edit: May 25, 2019, 12:30 AM by Harry85
Match Day 38
Amiens vs. Guingamp
Saturday, May 25th 2019
04:05am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Stade Crédit Agricole de la Licorne

Last five matches form: L D D D L
Average goals per match: 0.78
Average goals against per match: 1.38
Top Scorer: Moussa Konaté (7)

Last five matches form: L L D D D
Average goals per match: 0.73
Average goals against per match: 1.78
Top Scorer: Marcus Thuram (9)

It is action at the foot of the table which makes up the bulk of the meaningful action on the final day of the season in Ligue 1, and one of those pivotal contests comes here at the Stade Crédit Agricole de la Licorne as fourth bottom Amiens play host to rock bottom - and already relegated - Guingamp.

Amiens can't be relegated automatically, but they may yet finish third bottom and face a relegation play off. Much depends upon how Caen get on against Bordeaux, but only a win in this game will guarantee that they avoid that scenario.

Amiens picked up the points with a 2-1 win in Guingamp in the reverse of this game, and also prevailed in the game here last season; 3-1 on that occasion.

Amiens look set to be at full strength for this game. Guingamp will be without Papy Djilobodji, Christophe Kerbat, Ronny Rodelin and Yeni N'Gbakoto.

A draw isn't absolutely guaranteed to be enough for Amiens here, as should Caen win it would then come down to goal-difference between those sides. A draw may however be the most likely result. Amiens have drawn seven of their last nine in the league overall - including five 0-0's - three of which have come in their past four here at home.

Guingamp are without a win in their last eight in Ligue 1. Away from home they have lost five from their most recent eight, failing to score in five of those games.

Unlikely to be a thriller, but we can see the home side nicking a goal here before shutting up shop for the season.

Prediction: Amiens 1 - 0 Guingamp


Half time: 1 - 0
Full time: 2 - 1
Shots:  19 - 16
Shots on target: 9 - 4
Corner Kicks: 3 - 3
Possession: 37% - 63%

No bookings in this one as referee Amaury Delerue kept his cards in his pocket throughout.

They were behind in the possession statistics, but that's par for the course with Amiens. They did very well to create as much as they did in the attacking third and were the far more efficient side with the ball, running out deserving winners on the day.

The opening goal arrived in the 14th minute. Amiens breaking down the right and the ball being cut back to Juan Otero on the edge of the area. Keeper Marc-Aurele Caillard parried Otero's effort but Sehrou Guirassy was first to the rebound to slot home. 1-0 at the break.

Two minutes into the second half the home side doubled their advantage. Guirassy hitting on the break from inside his own half and eventually slipping Saman Ghoddos in to the left hand side of the area. Ghoddos took it on early to fire at goal from around twelve yards. His effort didn't look particularly well directed but in it squirmed under the keeper and in at the near post.

Guingamp did at least make a game of it when pulling one back in the 66th minute. A free kick from deep on the right being swung into the area by Rebocho. Alexandre Mendy getting across the defence and keeper on the right corner of the six-yard box to nod home down the middle. 2-1 final score.

Being drawn into the bottom three was a very real possibility for Amiens headed into this game. As such this was a very big three points, and in the end they survived with something to spare, with this win lifting them up to a final finishing position of 15th. Guingamp of course finish rock bottom.

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