14:00 Arles – Troyes

  • In theory, the hosts own enough potential for a place in the middle of the standings in the French Ligue 2, but in practice the things are completely different.

  • AC Arles-Avignon is in awful form over the last three month, as the Lions have won only two of their fifteen games in this period, with two draws and eleven defeats in this period (2-2-11 / all competitions).

  • The hosts lost each of their previous three games at “Parc des Sports”, including the last one against En Avant de Guingamp on Wednesday (0-2), even though their opponents played with reserve players and youngsters.

  • Another problem for the home team can be found in the fact, that AC Arles-Avignon will be practically without attack for this match against ES Troyes AC – Quentin N’Gakoutou (striker / 1 goal), Mamadou Niang (striker / 1 goal), Gino van Kessel (striker / 2 goal) and Larsen Toure (striker / 5 goals) are unavailable.

  • Unlike their opponents, the visitors enjoy a good season so far, as ES Troyes AC is currently on 2nd position in the French Ligue 2 (10-3-4 25-10), only three points behind the first team in the standings (Dijon FCO).

  • “Les Bleus” are among the teams in best current form in this league, as they managed to win four of their last five games (4-0-1 8-2), including their last visit in Angers on Nov. 29 (Angers SCO – ES Troyes AC 0-3 on 29.11.2014).

  • The visitors will be without Mahamadou N’Diaye (defender), Quentin Othon (midfielder), Henri Bienvenu (striker / 2 goals) and Corentin Jean (striker / 6 goals), but N’ Diaye, Othon and Bienvenu missed most of the games of their team over the last month and their absence is not expected to be so big problem for Jean-Marc Furlan.

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