FRANCE LIGUE 2 ( Friday .... written Wednesday 21.00)
VANNES - LE MANS
TOURS - ANGERS
Round 36 in Ligue 2 saw a feast of goals, eight of the nine went "over", all contained at least two goals and seven produced four or more. Think that we might well see something similar this evening, especially with some tired, desperate legs on the pitch.
Vannes are four points from safety and will have to go all out for the three on offer tonight which might just keep them safe for another week. Le Mans who did us proud on Monday, have had a little less recovery time, but won with the minimum of fuss and need a win to keep them in the top 3. Anything else and Ajaccio, who host "safe" Istres are likely to climb above them and take promotion matters into their own hands heading into the final weekend of the season. As discussed previously, Le Mans are arguably the best team in the division and with a new stadium to fill and "easy" game next week, this is effectively for a return to the top flight. Away win and a small saver on four or more goals. Vannes have conceded three or more in five of their last eight and scored nine in their last four, including four at Le Havre last week, Le Mans have scored eight in their last three and whoever concedes first tonight is going to throw all caution to the wind.
The other fixture looks ripe to go "over", Tours are mathematically safe from relegation, can play with great freedom and are attack minded in any case, with 8 of their last 9 going "over" and five producing at least four goals. Angers still have a wafer thin chance of promotion, so will come looking for a fourth straight win, just in case the impossible happens, they are "over" in five from seven and the two shared four goals in the reverse fixture.
Le Mans -0.25 ball 2.05 +
0.5 units Vannes - Le Mans "over" 3.5 goals 3.40 + .... 3.50 in places.... not all odds released yet.
1.5 units Tours - Angers "over 2.5 goals 1.95 general quote.