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Strasbourg – Orleans
Strasbourg suffered a shocking defeat at the middle of the week, being demolished 4-0 by Troyes. Was third time this season when Strasbourg conceded 4 goals, but first time when they didn’t score when conceded 4 goals. Was the most drastically defeat in last about 10 years in championship (was a 0-5 against Lyon in 2007). So, perhaps they will need some time in order to realize what hit them lol. Plenty of problems in defense because Troyes scored 4 times from 5 shots on goal! Aholou took (strategic maybe) 2 yellow card in this trip and will avoid this game against former team Orleans, being suspended. Marester and Manganne are both injured while Noguira is doubtful, even he is in the squad.
Orleans is in a good run, taking 3 consecutive wins. What is matter they won against two teams involved in relegation battle, on the road at Auxerre and at home against Laval. Against Laval they won in last minutes, scoring twice in 87 and 88 mins, first one thanks to a penalty converted by Ayari. Must mention that Laval missed a penalty in first half while Pinaud scored and own-goal right after the start of the second half. Important and still lucky win, who allowed to Orleans to climb in table on 18th with 24 points, one less than 17th spot. After being banned last round now Ligoule is injured.
No doubt Orleans will defend, decent I hope and if they will avoid silly mistakes they did in previous 2 defeats, both 0-1, they can continue this good run. Strasbourg is a good team and with 2 wins in this game+ the postponed one (against Tours who will take place on 21st February) they can climb on 2nd spot. But somehow is telling me they will lose the freshness and will fail to win tonite. Back Orleans +0. 25ah . gl
|13/02/2017 11:45, read 294 times