Angers welcome Troyes at Stade Raymond Kopa on Saturday for a match in the penultimate round of the current Ligue 1 season.
Sitting bottom of the table, Angers have claimed 15 points after 36 rounds, while Troyes have amassed 23 points. This places the latter as number 18 in the Ligue 1 at the moment.
Angers are looking for a payback after suffering a disappointing defeat in their latest encounter with Troyes and odds favour them to pull it off.
Angers scored ten goals, conceded 21 and fought their way to one clean sheet in their previous ten matches.
Troyes scored seven goals, conceded 21 and kept their opponents from scoring zero times in ten matches.
Angers claimed a 2-1 win, while Troyes answered back with a 3-1 win in their two most recent meetings.
Angers vs Troyes Prediction
Angers only added a single point to their account in their last three games, where they lost 1-2 and 3-1 against Monaco and Marseille respectively. At least they managed a 2-2 draw with Reims. Angers just have a single home win to show from their efforts in the past six Ligue 1 matches at the Stade Raymond Kopa. They also drew one and lost four of these six encounters, in which they scored five and conceded ten goals.
Troyes came away from their previous three games with just one point, as they lost 1-3 against PSG. A 4-0 defeat against Rennes followed, before a 1-1 draw with Strasbourg. In their last six Ligue 1 away matches, Troyes failed to win even once. In stead, they've drawn one and lost five, scoring four while also conceding 14 times.
Troyes and Angers seem to find it tough getting their defensively lines in order, as they both concede too many goals. We hope the trend continues this coming Saturday, as we aim for both teams to score.
Angers won three points from their last eight encounters with teams from the bottom six, like their upcoming opponent. They won zero, scored eight and let in 14 goals. Troyes earned 11 points from their last nine games against teams placed in the bottom six of the Ligue 1 table. They scored 12 goals in those matches, but also allowed 11 goals against on their way to two wins. Angers are looking at a record of three wins, six draws and 27 defeats in the Ligue 1 this season. Troyes put four wins, 11 draws and 21 defeats on the board in the Ligue 1.
Angers vs Troyes Stats
- Angers have not won 22 of the last 24 home matches
- Angers have not won 19 of the last 21 matches
- Angers have conceded in 21 of the last 23 home matches
- In 10 of the last 12 home matches Angers played, both teams scored
- In the last 6 matches in a row Angers played, both teams scored
- Troyes have not won the last 20 matches in a row
- Troyes have conceded in 38 of the last 40 matches
- Troyes have conceded in 31 of the last 33 away matches
- Troyes have lost 9 of the last 10 away matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- Troyes have not won the last 10 away matches in a row
Angers vs Troyes Squads
Dujeux will select the starting XI for the upcoming match against Troyes from the following players (the statistics in the brackets represent goals scored and matches played in the Ligue 1 this season):
Matteo Petitgenet (0/0), Paul Bernardoni (0/27), Theo Borne (0/0), Yahia Fofana (0/9), Abdoulaye Bamba (0/19), Cedric Hountondji (0/35), Faouzi Ghoulam (0/7), Halid Sabanovic (2/13), Ilyes Chetti (0/6), Lilian Rao-Lisoa (0/5), Miha Blazic (2/22), Souleyman Doumbia (0/24), Yan Valery (0/28), Ali Kalla (0/0), Amine Salama (3/25), Batista Mendy (0/33), Himad Abdelli (1/28), Jean Bahoya (0/10), Nabil Bentaleb (4/29), Ousmane Camara (0/9), Pierrick Capelle (0/24), Waniss Taibi (0/11), Yassin Belkhdim (0/0), Zinedine Ould Khaled (0/0), Abdallah Sima (5/32), Adrien Hunou (4/32), Farid El Melali (0/15), Ibrahima Niane (2/15), Jason Mbock (0/0), Lois Diony (1/9), Sada Thioub (1/25), Ulrick Eneme Ella (0/0).
This is the full squad of players that the Troyes head coach Kisnorbo will select from for his starting XI:
Gauthier Gallon (0/29), Jessy Moulin (0/0), Mateusz Lis (0/8), Abdu (1/18), Adil Rami (0/20), Andreas Bruus (0/25), Eric N'Jo (0/0), Erik Palmer-Brown (0/36), Jackson Porozo (2/21), Mathis Hamdi (0/2), Tanguy Zoukrou (0/7), Thierno Balde (0/29), Yasser Larouci (1/28), Yoann Salmier (1/31), Ante Palaversa (1/2), Danel Dongmo (0/0), Derek Mazou-Sacko (0/0), Florian Tardieu (3/14), Jeff Reine-Adelaide (0/20), Lucien Agoume (0/15), Papa Ndiaga Yade (0/13), Rominigue Kouame (1/30), Rony Lopes (6/30), Wilson Odobert (4/32), Xavier Chavalerin (3/32), Alexis Tibidi (0/3), Ghislain Gimbert (0/0), Ike Ugbo (2/23), Levi Jeremiah Lumeka (0/0), Mama Balde (12/32), Yoann Beaka (0/0).
Angers vs Troyes Team News
Angers might be looking at four missing players for their upcoming assignment against Troyes.
Yahia Fofana, Lois Diony, Ulrick Eneme Ella and Ali Kalla nurses various injuries and won't take part for Angers against Troyes at Stade Raymond Kopa.
Troyes just have a single unavailable player for squad selection, when facing Angers at the Stade Raymond Kopa.
Lucien Agoume nurses an injury and won't be travelling with Troyes.
Angers vs Troyes Lineups
Angers vs Troyes H2H
The latest encounter between these two teams was a belter of a 3-1 match. Are we in for a similar goal-fest this coming Saturday? Looking back over their last ten encounters serves to emphasize how equally paired the two teams usually are. Visitors Troyes claimed a win in four of the previous ten matches. Hosting side Angers won five of these, as the bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 21/20.
Angers vs Troyes Results
Both teams found the back of the net four times in the last seven matches between Angers and Troyes.
Angers vs Troyes Betting Tips
Abdallah Sima scored twice in the six most recent games for Angers, with Mama Balde providing two goals for Troyes in his last six.
Angers claimed a measly one home win in 10 most recent games at Stade Raymond Kopa. However, they did draw three whilst losing six. Troyes won zero of their last 10 away games, with one draws and nine defeats as well. Strap yourselves up for a goals at Stade Raymond Kopa since both teams scored in eight of the last 10 home matches for Angers. The same occurred in five of the last 10 league games away from home for Troyes.
Over 2.5 goals came out four times in the last seven encounters between these two teams. Angers managed an average of 1.28 goals, with Troyes averaging 1.28 goals in these games. Both teams to score was a winning bet four times in this run of matches. Angers scored an average of one goal in their last ten matches in which over 2.5 goals happened seven times. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the last ten outings for Troyes, who managed to score 0.7 times in those matches.