Added on August 24, 2020 Category Football Tips

ES Troyes AC vs Le Havre AC Free Betting Tips

Troyes AC hopes to win again against Le Havre AC after 2 defeats in a row

ES Troyes AC and AC Le Havre end the 1st matchday of the Ligue 2 season 2020/21. On 08/24/2020, this game will kick off in the Stade de l’Aube. The favorites in this game are likely to be the men from Le Havre, as they won both games last season.

The current form of ES Troyes AC

Espérance Sportive Troyes Aube Champagne, also known as ESTAC for short, played its last competitive game on March 6, 2020. They then paused for nearly 4 months before doing 7 test matches. They were able to win 4 of them and ensure 1 draw.

Stade Reims vs ES Troyes: 3-1
Chermont Foot vs. ES Troyes: 0-0
Le Puy Foot vs ES Troyes: 0-3
FC Vilefranche vs. ES Troyes: 0-2
FC Paris vs. ES Troyes: 2-1
ES Troyes vs. CS Sedan: 3: 1
SC Amiens vs. ES Troyes: 1: 2

These friendlies took place between July 9th, 2020 and August 15th, 2020. Le Havre prepared similarly, but had not been as successful. With Laurent Batlles they stuck to their coach, who was signed on June 14, 2019. He had to admit defeat in 2 games.

Which players went off and which were newly signed at ESTAC?

The Troyes club didn’t have a lot of money in its pocket. To this end, Warren Tchimbembé was given to FC Metz for € 1.00 million and Pape Souaré was fired. Center forward Dylan Saint-Louis was newly signed by Beerschot V.A. and Levi Lumeka was brought out of Lia Pro in Portugal. They also signed Gabriel Mutombo from Ligue 2, US Orléans. Dylan Saint-Louis from Congo mainly played in France. In 20 games in the 2019/20 season, he scored 4 times and distributed 2 assists.

The 2019/20 season of ES Troyes AC in review

ES Troyes AC finished last season, which was canceled as we know, after 28 matchdays with 51 points in 4th place in the table. In these games they met 34 times and allowed 25 goals. They are only slightly inferior to Le Havre AC offensively, but on a par with their defense. They were good for the seventh most goals and allowed the fourth fewest hits. Troyes AC provided the fourth-best home and third-best away team in 2019/20. This means that they could win 8 games at home and were good for 1 draw. They suffered 5 defeats. They met 20 times in front of their home crowd and 17 goals were allowed. 8 wins and 2 draws were possible on foreign turf. They gave up four times. While they conceded 8 goals away, they finished 14 times. If you compare the home strength of ES Troyes AC with the away strength of Le Havre AC, this game could be on an equal footing.

ES Troyes AC and Le Havre AC in direct comparison

This pairing has only happened 27 times in France so far, across leagues, of course. Overall, Le Havre AC was more successful, but ES Troyes enjoys the home advantage in these direct duels. In the following table you can see the results of the encounters in more detail. Between May 2nd, 2014 and January 27th, 2020 they faced each other 10 times. ES Troyes AC won 3 games and 5 Le Havre AC. They parted ways twice with a draw. ES met Troyes 14 times and Le Havre AC 16 times. There were over 2.5 goals 7 times and only 1 team scored in only 2 games.

The current form of Le Havre AC

Also at Le Havre AC the season ended on March 6th, 2020 and thus they were able to pause for over 4 months. The series of test matches began on July 12th, 2020 for one of the oldest football clubs in France. Out of a total of 8 friendship games, they only won 3 and were able to ensure 1 draw:

AC Le Havre vs. PSG: 0: 9
RC Lens vs. AC Le Havre: 1: 3
Stade Reims vs. AC Le Havre: 3-0
SCO Angers vs. AC Le Havre: 1: 3
SM Caen vs: AC Le Havre: 1: 2
US Quevilly vs: AC Le Havre: 1-1
US Avranches vs: AC Le Havre: 5-4
FC Nantes vs. AC Le Havre: 3-1

As a result, they were only as successful in preparation as ES Troyes AC. But they have one thing in common with their competitors. They kept their coach Paul Le Guen under contract. The 56-year-old Frenchman took over the management of the sporting fortunes on July 1st, 2019. So far, Le Guen has often met ESTAC. He won 4 out of 10 games and was able to ensure 3 draws. So he gave himself up 3 times. These games took place between February 3rd, 1999 and January 27th, 2020. In these games, Le Guen coached Stade Rennes, Lyon, PSG and Le Havre, among others. He was also able to win the only two encounters with Batlles so far.

Summer transfers from Le Havre AC

7 players were eliminated from the Le Havre Athletic Club Football Association in summer 2020. These include center forward Ebenezer Assifuah, defenders Baba Traoré, Barnabás Bese, Youcef Si Merabet and Loic Badé, as well as midfielders Amos Youga and Pape Gueye. We are only aware of 5 new signings at Le Havre AC. Pierre Gibaud, Nolan Mbemba and Quentin Cornette and Nbil Alioui moved to Le Havre free of charge. Daylam Meddah was brought in by his own B team.

Le Havre AC narrowly missed the 2019/20 promotion playoff

At the time the Ligue 2 season ended, AC Le Havre was in 6th place in the table with 44 points after 28 matchdays. They missed 6 points on a rank 5, which would have meant relegation. They scored 38 times in these games and allowed 25 goals. Their defense was the fourth best in Ligue 2 and they scored the fourth most goals offensively. Le Havre also provided the eighth best home and sixth best away teams. The team from Le Havre has won 5 games at home and managed 7 draws. They gave up twice. In front of their home ranks, they scored 18 times and allowed 10 goals. Away 6 wins and 4 draws were possible. They suffered 4 defeats. While they conceded 15 goals on foreign turf, they came to the conclusion 20 times. This away record could sometimes tip the scales.

Key points for the match ES Troyes AC vs Le Havre AC

ES Troyes AC

Can hope for the home advantage
Almost always won against Le Havre at home
Were stronger than Le Havre AC in 2020

Le Havre AC

Have the stronger squad
Were able to win against ES Troyes AC more often overall
Are strong abroad

ES Troyes AC vs Le Havre AC Free Betting Tips

We suspect that ES Troyes will win this game. They were a little more successful than Le Havre AC in 2020. For this reason, we recommend tip 1. In addition, we can only consider placing over 2.5 goals in the over / under bets.

Betting Tips: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 2.17