Caen vs Valenciennes Prediction 17.05.2024

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  • Competition: France - Ligue 2
  • Date: Friday, 17th, May 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UTC +1 / 20.45 CEST
  • Venue: Stade Michel d'Ornano (Caen)

Caen welcomes relegation-bound Valenciennes to Stade Michel d'Ornano for the final day of the 2023-24 Ligue 2 season, hoping to secure a top-five finish.

Caen vs Valenciennes Betting Tips: BTTS

The math is crystal clear in this one - Caen must claim maximum points, but even if they win Friday's showdown, a spot in the playoffs won't be guaranteed, instead, they'll be crossing their fingers for Rodez to come up empty-handed against a low-spirited Ajaccio side, and the likelihood of such a scenario unfolding is very slim.

Furthermore, it seems that playoff-hopefuls Caen will have to put in the effort to snatch the full three-point prize, as Valenciennes, despite sealing relegation from the second tier weeks ago, are producing unexpectedly strong performances in the final weeks, winning three league games on the bounce and will be striving to bid farewell to Ligue 2 in grand style, promising us an exciting contest in Normandy.

The defensive line of Les Vikings has been committing cardinal errors in the final stretch of the Ligue 2 season, evident in their most recent outing, where they squandered a two-goal lead to ultimately play out a dramatic 2-2 draw against battling Dunkerque, marking the ninth instance without a clean sheet in their last 11 league matches.

For their part, Valenciennes are on fire right now, winning each of their last three L2 contests, which is more success than they achieved through their first 34 matches (2), but sadly, their resurgence has come too late, considering they've long confirmed their relegation, where they'll perform in the Championnat National (third tier) next season for the first time in 19 years.

Only one of their five successes this season was achieved on enemy turf, a feat accomplished back in the early days of the campaign when they edged past Rodez 1-0 on August 26, yet since then, they have failed to register a win in any of their subsequent 15 league visits (D5, L10), shipping at least twice in four consecutive away matches.

However, since sealing their relegation fate, the Athenians have been playing with a considerably relaxed attitude, a strategy that has proven profitable in every sense, particularly in the final third, where they have found the back of the net in all but one of their last six Ligue 2 outings, and they will surely fancy their chances of getting on the scoresheet against Caen, whose defense they have breached in seven consecutive H2H's, including twice in an exciting 2-2 draw when the two sides locked horns earlier this season.

As Caen chases much-needed three points, Valenciennes is looking to bid farewell to Ligue 2 in style, so we expect an entertaining contest where the nests on both ends should bulge, just as they have in six straight encounters between this pair.

Caen vs Valenciennes FC Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Valenciennes FC

    2 : 2

    Caen

    Ligue 2

  2. Caen

    2 : 1

    Valenciennes FC

    Ligue 2

  3. Valenciennes FC

    1 : 1

    Caen

    Ligue 2

  4. Valenciennes FC

    1 : 1

    Caen

    Ligue 2

  5. Caen

    1 : 2

    Valenciennes FC

    Ligue 2

Caen

Caen team news

The side's second-highest scorer Ali Abdi will have to undergo an assessment ahead of the final day of the Ligue 2 season after the left-back sat out last week's 2-2 draw with Dunkerque.

Apart from the Tunisian in doubt, Caen head coach Nicolas Seube will have all his other key players on the selection, including Ligue 2 top scorer Alexandre Mendy who reached his 21st goal of the season last week in a four-goal stalemate.

Last matches of Caen

  1. Dunkerque

    2 : 2

    Caen

    Ligue 2

  2. Caen

    1 : 0

    Laval

    Ligue 2

  3. Saint Etienne

    1 : 0

    Caen

    Ligue 2

  4. Caen

    2 : 1

    Annecy

    Ligue 2

  5. Ajaccio

    2 : 1

    Caen

    Ligue 2

Caen lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Anthony Mandrea

Defenders

  • 3

    Diabe Bolumbu

  • 29

    Romain Thomas

  • 61

    Brahim Traore

  • 4

    Valentin Henry

Midfielders

  • 97

    Dieudonne Gaucho Debohi

  • 20

    Noe Lebreton

  • 15

    Amine Salama

  • 21

    Bilal Brahimi

  • 17

    Godson Kyeremeh

Forwards

  • 19

    Alexandre Mendy

Valenciennes FC

Valenciennes team news

Meanwhile, already-relegated Valenciennes head into their final Ligue 2 battle without several players on the sidelines, with recently injured Anthony Knockaert and Sirine Doucoure joining long-absent duo Halid Sabanovic and Jordan Poha in the treatment room.

However, Moroccan tactician Ahmed Kantari is expected to lead the side that made it three wins on the bounce as he looks to bid farewell to Ligue 2 in style.

Last matches of Valenciennes FC

  1. Valenciennes FC

    2 : 1

    Quevilly Rouen

    Ligue 2

  2. Valenciennes FC

    2 : 0

    Grenoble Foot 38

    Ligue 2

  3. Valenciennes FC

    1 : 0

    Ajaccio

    Ligue 2

  4. Paris FC

    2 : 1

    Valenciennes FC

    Ligue 2

  5. Valenciennes FC

    1 : 4

    Pau

    Ligue 2

Valenciennes FC lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 16

    Jean Louchet

Defenders

  • 3

    Souleymane Basse

  • 14

    Joffrey Cuffaut

  • 44

    Joachim Kayi Sanda

  • 24

    Allan Linguet

Midfielders

  • 8

    Sacha Banse

  • 59

    Manga Foe Ondoa

  • 90

    Mathias Oyewusi

  • 96

    Flamarion

  • 20

    Ilyes Hamache

Forwards

  • 10

    Nick Venema

3 Reasons why we expect BTTS

  1. Caen have kept just two clean sheets across their last 11 Ligue 2 matches.
  2. Valenciennes have scored in five of their last six second-tier matches.
  3. Each of their last H2H's have seen both teams to score.

Main prediction Caen - Valenciennes FC

Both Teams to Score

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winrate

56% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

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2.1

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Additional predictions

Team 1 to Win

Best odds:1.33

Over 2.5

Best odds:1.71

Caen vs Valenciennes - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on Amazon Prime Video (Fra)

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Who is Caen's player to watch?

Caen striker Alexandre Mendy is the top scorer in Ligue 2 with an impressive 21 goals scored.

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Who is Valenciennes' player to watch?

With four goals to his name, Aymen Boutoutaou is Valenciennes' leading scorer.