Niort vs Red Star - Few goals expected in end of season contest

Red Star tipped to frustrate hosts Niort in season finale
Niort vs Red Star
Niort and Red Star tipped to produce low scoring encounter in season finale (Getty Images)

Niort vs Red Star Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


A low scoring contest is predicted when Niort host Red Star in a French Ligue 2 clash at the Stade Rene Gaillard. Both teams have struggled in attack in recent matches and are tipped to produce an outcome of under 2.5 goals. Niort have also drawn seven of their last nine matches and that run is tipped to continue on Friday.

Chamois Noirtais FC Form & Team News


Niort are coming off a 3-0 defeat at Brest in their last Ligue 2 fixture. It was a disappointing attacking display from Les Chamois who could only muster one shot on target throughout the 90 minutes.

Pascal Plancque's men are safe for the season and are expected to finish their campaign in the bottom half of the table. They have been woeful in recent outings claiming just one win in their last 10 matches.
Niort have also struggled for goals lately, scoring just three times in their last six home matches.  

Valentin Jacob and Ande Dona N'doh usually partner in attack but both men have combined for just three goals in their last 10 matches.

Red Star FC Form & Team News


Red Star were also beaten in their last Ligue 2 outing as they lost 1-0 at home to Paris FC. They were wasteful in front of goal, failing to convert any of their six shots on target.

Vincent Doukantie's men are already relegated from Ligue 2 and head to Niort with just two wins from their last 11 matches. They are however unbeaten in 4 of their last 5 away matches in Ligue 2.

Oussama Abdeldjelil is the joint top scorer for Red Star with five goals but the striker has scored just once in his last seven matches.

Niort vs Red Star Head to Head 


Niort have a 9-4 advantage with two draws from 15 previous matches against Red Star. Both teams have claimed one win each in the last two meetings with three of the last five matches producing under 2.5 goals.

Niort vs Red Star Match Up


Dona N'Doh is the top scorer for Niort but the striker has found the net just twice in his last 10 matches. With partner Jacob scoring just one goal in his last 10 appearances, the visitors are expected to struggle in attack on Friday.

Red Star have also had problems in attack lately with Jordan Faucher and Abdeldjelil struggling for goals. Both men have combined for just 10 goals throughout the season and are unlikely to get any joy against Niort.

Niort vs Red Star Key Statistics


  • Niort have seen under 2.5 goals in 7 of their last 9 home matches (Ligue 2).
  • Niort have drawn 7 of their last 9 home matches (Ligue 2).
  • Red Star have seen under 2.5 goals in 9 of their last 13 away matches (Ligue 2).
  • Red Star are unbeaten in 4 of their last 5 away matches (Ligue 2).

Verdict


Friday's clash features two teams who have struggled in attack this season. Niort and Red Star do not score lots of goals and are tipped to produce under 2.5 goals while both teams are also expected to battle to a draw.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.60 at bet365 - 5 Units
Value Bet: Draw @ 3.30 at bet365 - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 @ 6.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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