France Ligue 2
Orleans – Troyes, Asian Handicap 0 Troyes, Stake 8/10, odd 1.74 at Betfair (0-2 WIN)
PREVIEW: Odds are dropping really fast on Troyes and there’s a real reason behind this. Orleans will play without 3 important players due to the fact they no longer want to play for the bottom team.
Orleans had an awful season so far and from my point of view they will relegate for sure. They’re only 6 points from Niort, the team that could play the play-out game against 3rd placed team from National, but I really doubt they can get there.
Is not their poor quality of players that makes be think this way, but their lack of football. Anyone who watch them play recently can rely they’re not playing anything and it’s a miracle they even have 19 points so far. Last week they won 2-1 at Le Have, which was a shocking result and some think that’s the turning point, but I’m sure it was just a fluke and we’ll see this against Troyes. I’m still bumped that Troyes has odd of 1.7 as AH 0, because I was thinking Troyes deserves 1.9 as victory odd and I’ll gladly take this odd.
Troyes a main favourite for direct promotion, won the last 3 consecutive games, after losing 3 consecutive games. We may think that they’re having an alternative form, which at some point is correct and that’s why they missed promotion so many times. Anyway, I see them fighing for second place, because they’re football is above second league and they’re proving it. In away games they got 23 points from 13 games, scored only 12 games, which is not amazing, but only received 8 goals, which makes them the best away defense.
In 4 games at Orleans so far, there has been 2 draws and 2 low margin victories for Troyes (with 1-0) and I expect the same thing to happen in this game. Catch this odd while you still can, cause it will go down! Good luck to followers!