Caen bounced back last round after three straight defeats (Cup included) and won 2-1 against Guingamp after they dominated for most of the game.
Another good news is that midfielder Feret scored again after a couple of rounds in which he barely touched the ball. Feret is extremely important for Caen and whenever attacking players Delort, Bessat and Rodelin are out of form Feret is the only source of inspiration for Caen.
There were a few slip ups recently in Caen’s defensive phase but the potential is really huge and hopefully the international break provided the necessary time to charge batteries.
In theory Angers should have improved recently since key striker Sunu returned from injury but in reality it seems they took the foot off the gas.
Sunt is clearly lacking rythm after missing so many rounds and can’t be much of an addition in these conditions. The other forward Camara is suspended this round and so Angers’ offensive power is drastically reduced.
Central midfielders N’Doye and Managani are Angers’ top scorers with 3 goals each, and that’s not exactly healthy for a team playing with 3 forwards each round… The point is Angers struggle to create dangerous opportunities and most of their attempts are from long range.
Caen should be the ones imposing the rythm and no matter how many players will participate in the attacking phase they should be safe against toothless Angers and find the winner sooner or later. Caen -0.5 at 1.86
UPDATE: Caen will have to do without defender Imorou.
Caen: Vercoutre, Reulet – Appiah, Alhadhur, Yahia, Da Silva, Ben Youssef, Raineau – Seube, Adéoti, Delaplace, Leborgne, Nkololo, Féret, Bessat – Rodelin, Bazile, Delort, Ntibazonkiza
Angers: Butelle, Letellier – Andreu, G.Angoula, Is.Traoré, Thomas, Bouka-Moutou – Auriac, Capelle, Diers, Manceau, Mangani, C.Ndoye, Ngosso, Saïss, Serin – Karanovic, Ketkeophomphone, Sunu