Valenciennes vs. Bastia Preview: Bastia Attempts To Dampen Valenciennes’ Survival Hope

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Updated: January 9, 2014
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Bastia’s record of scoring at two (2) goals during their three (3) matches against Valenciennes is their ticket to victory in their upcoming encounter. Bastia intends to move a notch higher in the table to cushion them from slipping downwards. Given this aspect at hand, there is no question that they are indeed, the sports betting favorite in the match.

 

Match Date: 11 January 2014 (local time)
Venue: Stade du Hainaut
Team Form

Valenciennes

Valenciennes must raise the bar higher if they want to remain in France’s top-flight league. They must use the victory over Monaco as their inspiration and if possible, replicate the said performance.

 

Valenciennes strong need to win can be attributed to the fact that they are already on the relegation zone and the battle at the rock bottom part of the table gets stiffer everyday. Moreover, it must be noted that their next successive matches will not be easy. After Bastia, they will face Marseille, Lorient and Nice. Going against those clubs will never be a bed of roses for them. They can pull off a draw or worse, endure a losing streak. Such scenario is something that Valenciennes want to avoid and this is possible if they can snatch a victory against Bastia.

 

Bastia

Bastia are having troubles winning during prior to the winter break. The only victory they secured was the one against Evian. The rest were comprised of stalemates and losses. The good thing, however, was that their losses did not overpower their draw results. It is through this that they have managed to be on the 13th spot of the table despite their lackluster performance.

 

Online betting top pick: Bastia

It is easy to say that Valenciennes had the advantage since they are playing in their own ground. However, their home matches were less impressive. Eight (8) of them already ended in defeat.

 

Meanwhile, Bastia’s away performance also shows a lack of strength. It is easy to say that they shall wave the white flag due to losing their last ten (10) away matches. However, during their last three (3) encounters with Bastia, they were able to score at least two (2) goals and this gives them the automatic upper hand against the host.

 

 

 

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