Evreux vs Bastia Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 07/01/2023Posted in CategoryGeneral Discussion Posted in CategoryGeneral Discussion
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This will be a meeting between Evreux, a team that plays in the Fourth Tier of the French league system, and Bastia, a Ligue 2 side.
Under 2.5 Goals
Evreux is more effective in its league compared to what Bastia is achieving in its competition. Ligue 2 is a professional football rank and a much more competitive league. Evreux has scored 22 goals this season, while Bastia is at 16, and regarding the over/under equation, Bastia is one of the worst ‘over' teams in Ligue 2, going seven straight games with fewer than three goals scored. Evreux is a bit more cautious on that side, having played seven ‘over' games this king of soccer tips season.
Both Teams to Score – No
With the low-scoring games the norm for Bastia, and the fact that they are the higher-ranked team, it is logical to conclude that the visitors will dictate the way the game is being played. A potential penalty shootout is a realistic possibility.
Latest Odds and Markets for Evreux vs Bastia
Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.
Here is a look at how the bookmakers are seeing this matchup:
Evreux odds: 36/5 (7.20) – 12.2%
Draw odds: 7/2 (4.50) – 22.2%
Bastia odds: 36/25 (1.44) – 41%
Logically, the bookmakers are favoring Bastia as a higher-ranked team in this matchup. There are also other possibilities to recognize when searching for potential betting options. The No Goals option provides you with a big risk, but also a reward at 13/1 (13.00) – 7.7%, also in a much reasonable manner odds-wise, going for a Double Chance on Evreux is priced at 13/8 (2.63) – 38.1%.
Preview, Team News, and Possible Lineups
The hosts beat Grand Quevilly in their last French Cup match, the score was 1-0. That is the kind of opponent that Evreux is used to when playing on their level. However, their ambitions go higher than just coasting through the lower-level competitions and Bastia will provide that kind of challenge. They are competing in the Fourth Tier of the league system, and many of their games provide a high level of entertainment with lots of goals scored free football betting tips. Evreux players will have to recognize that this match won't be the same. Bastia will be the favorite, but the home team will look to cause a shock which is something that happens fairly often in the French Cup.
Possible lineups: Lefebvre, B. Mendes, Borja, Kabongo, Giboyau, Valentin, Verrisimo, Emmanuel, J.P. Mendy, F. Mendy, I. Mendes.
The visitors will use the Cup competition to further make a progress in their form. They have been hovering around the relegation zone in Ligue 2 for some time, but two wins in a row against Caen and Valenciennes gave them some breathing space and a lot of positives coming into this French Cup match at Evreux. There are many teams in the Second Division that have trouble scoring a goal, and Bastia is one of them. They have 16 recorded goals in 17 matches which isn't good enough to give them a better ranking, rather it puts them in a position to look behind their backs most of the time during this troubling season. It's somewhat surprising to see how Bastia is struggling to score goals when they usually play an attacking-minded formation 3-4-3. But, they have a couple of important problems. Midfield doesn't create enough opportunities for the attack, and no center-forward can score goals consistently. Frank Magri is their best scorer with only three goals.
Possible lineup: Placide, Ndiaye, Drame, Sainati, Tavares, Salles Lamonge, Ducrocq, Van Den Kerkhof, Alfarela, Schur, Santelli.
Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.
Player to Watch: Frederic Mendy
The 34-year-old striker has scored five league goals for Evreux this season, and he was also on the mark in the Cup competition. He is a Guinea-Bissau international with 24 caps to his name with six goals. It's not surprising that he leads the team in scoring, alongside Ikauar Mendes, with all the experience he accumulated the best premium soccer tips over the years.
Evreux vs Bastia FAQ
When is the match being played? – Saturday, January 7th at 12:00 BST (13:00 CET)
How many goals did the teams score in their leagues? – Evreux scored 22 goals, while Bastia recorded 16
Did they ever play before? – There is no known history of these teams meetingBookmakers have made their choice about this tie regarding their odds selection:
Linas-Montlhery odds: 57/2 (28.50) – 3.4%
Draw odds: 11/1 (11.00) – 9.1%
Lens odds: 27/25 (1.08) – 92%
With these types of games, bookmakers are usually very careful where they put certain odds. Lens is the favorite, that goes without saying, and other options include: Correct Score 0:3 at odds of 6/1 (6.00) – 16.7%, and To Win To Nil with odds of 81/50 (1.60) – 38.2%.
Potential Lineups, Preview, and Team News
Going against a team like Lens will be a monumental task for this small club, but it's a challenge they will enjoy, alongside their fans. They were fighting hard in earlier rounds to get where they are now, with two games won in penalty shootouts. In their last match, they beat Paris 13 Atletico by the score of 2-1. Linas-Montlhery is playing in the National 3 league for the Paris region, and they are struggling this season. The league has 14 clubs, and Linas-Montlhery is second from the bottom with only three wins out of eleven matches. They have the worst defense in the league allowing 21 goals which is the highest mark out of any team. Their attack line can't balance it out, and that means losses are piling up. They have seven at the moment, the same as the last-placed CS Bretigny. The interesting thing about this club is its massive squad size. There are no less than 38 players in the system.
Potential lineup: Diallo, Kouassi, Camara, Tchabo, Baroudi, Tsota, Duval, Cayrel, Makubama, Cisse, Leno.
After a stunning win over PSG over the weekend, it has been a good start to the week for the second-placed team in France's top division. Lens is only four points away from PSG who are still leading the charge. Coach Franck Haise is expected to rest some of his best players for this Cup tie, which was to be expected after they had a couple of games in a matter of days. That doesn't mean, however, that they are not interested in the competition, it just means that this is a chance for the coach to get some other players, who were not involved recently, playing time to prove themselves. There are also multiple injuries within the team: Wuilker Farinez, Jimmy Cabot, David Costa, and Adam Buksa are all injured. Lens' priorities this season are more than obvious, they feel like they have a chance to push PSG for the title to the very end. Of course, with that battle goes the fact they are close to competing in the Champions League next season.
Potential lineup: Samba, Medina, Gradit, Haidara, Le Cardinal, Onana, Y. Fofana, Frankowski, Claude-Maurice, Said, Openda.
Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.
Player to Watch: Pascal Leno
For this match, we will go with the best player Linas-Montlhery can offer. Pascal Leno has been their, by far, best player scoring seven goals out of 12 the team has on the record. Perhaps, this is his chance to shine on the biggest stage.
Facts about Linas-Montlhery vs Lens
When is the match being played? – Saturday, January 7th at 14:30 BST, 15:30 CET
Who will referee the match? – Mikael Lesage
Did they ever meet before? – This is their first meeting