Friday, August 10, 2007



The home team have yet to concede this season, but after opening with a 0-0 draw with promotion candidates Sedan, will want to give their fans a positive result. They are traditionally fairly strong at home , losing just twice in 20 starts.

They have no real injury concerns, only Juan is injured and will have positive expectations from this game, having won 5-1 last year.

Reims took a frightful hammering at Nantes on the opening day and are very uncomfortable on the road, as borne out by their record of just one win in 20 and 6 in 58 ! They are without 5-6 players today, most of whom would be considered starters, their midfield looks especially weakened.

4 points Grenoble -1/2 ball 1.75 asian line.


We have talked many times about how strong Niort are at home, they are 24-15-1 in the last two seasons, just one loss in 40 starts ! Nothing looks likely to change there this season, they play with a lot of confidence and simply defeat does not really enter their calculations.

Sedan will be a tough nut to crack, 1-0 down with a handful of minutes to play v Gueugnon last week, they kept trying and scored three very late goals, to turn the match on it's head.

However, at level ball ,I have to stick with the hosts.

4 points Niort level ball 1.90 asian line.

Good Luck.

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