Angers will hope to keep their winning streak alive when they visit Amiens on Saturday in the Ligue 1.
Angers Match Form
Angers have climbed into the top half of the table courtesy of three wins on the bounce. The first of those came via a 1-0 result against Montpellier at home. Playing against a side above them in the table, Angers were effective on the counter-attack to get the win. Stephane Bahoken scored the only goal of the game. Then they traveled to face Brest and claimed another 1-0 win. Bahoken was the only goalscorer yet again in the game.
Once again, Angers had less possession and made most of the opportunities on the break. In their most recent game, Angers beat Nantes 2-0 at home. Antonin Bobichon and Romain Thomas scored for Angers in that game. In all three of the recent wins, Angers did not dominate the ball. They are third from the bottom in terms of possession this season in the league. Despite that, their league position of 10th speaks volumes about their tactical setup.
They take the fourth-most shots per game despite having less of the ball. Angers finished 13th last season, and an improvement on that is definitely in sight. Manager Stephane Moulin has been at the club since 2005, and he has found ways to evolve his side. Bahoken has scored four goals for Angers despite starting just ten games. Rachid Alioui is their top-scorer with six goals.
Amiens Match Form
Meanwhile, Amiens are favorites to be relegated at this stage. They have not won in their last 13 games in all competitions. If this form continues, they can start preparing for the second division. Amiens’ last win was a 3-2 triumph over Rennes in the Coupe de la Ligue. Their last league win came in November when they beat Brest 1-0. Since then, a succession of draws and losses has resulted in a drop in league position.
Amiens is in 19th place, four points behind Nimes who are just above them. Nimes are in the relegation playoff place. Saint-Etienne in 17th place are a further three points clear. Amiens need to pick up points fast to have any chance of surviving. Their last performance was an encouraging one. Facing Marseille at the Stade Velodrome, Amiens came back from a 0-2 deficit to rescue a point. Saman Ghoddos scored the equalizer in stoppage time for Amiens. The fans will hope that the momentum carries through.
The last three meetings between these two sides have ended in draws. Two of those were goalless, and the other saw a goal from either side. However, their most recent meeting came in the Coupe de la Ligue when Amiens won 3-2 against Angers.
Angers vs Amiens Soccer Betting Tips
A similar result is tough to see, and Angers are favorites to get the win. They are on a great run, and a comfortable win is on the cards. Angers also have a great chance to keep a clean sheet. The total goals should be Under 2.5 in this game.