LIGUE 2 ROUND 36
LE MANS- LAVAL ( Monday)
Top 3 teams in Ligue 2 Evian, Dijon and Ajaccio all have 58 points, Le Mans are two points further back in fourth spot, they, along with Dijon play on Monday night.
Whatever happens to Evian and Ajaccio tonight, there is a massive incentive for Le Mans to claim the three points against Laval, it could see them move up into the automatic promotion spot and/or keep the pressure on the others, especially Dijon who kick off 30 minutes later, over the final two weeks of the campaign.
Le Mans have probably the best squad in the division and with a brand new stadium they are desperate to be playing in the top flight next season. They look to have recovered from a mini blip with six points and two clean sheets from their last two starts and should have far too much for a Laval side who have nothing to play for on Monday, have already lost ten times on the road ( only scoring seven goals) and will be focused on their upcoming final game of the campaign where they are trying to go all season unbeaten on home soil. I think odds are likely to tumble here on a quiet monday evening, once the results of the friday action are known and absorbed, so best to get on now.
Le Mans -1 ball 2.02 Sbobet/IBC.
BOULOGNE - CHATEAUROUX ( Friday)
This is effectively a friendly, with hosts mathematically safe and the visitors having reached that all important 44 point mark. Chateauroux have opened up recently, scoring and conceding in their last four, with their last three going "over" and they have either scored or condeded three goals in three of their last five outings. Hard to see them ditching that front foot play and with this being Boulogne's final home start of the campaign where they will be looking to entertain and send their supporters off with some positive mental memories for the summer, this is very likely to produce goals. Four of Boulogne's last five starts have seen four or more goals and something similar looks on the cards his evening.
"over" 2.25 goals 1.93 Sbobet/IBC.