Caen created many decent opportunities last week away at Gazelec Ajaccio, but they weren’t pragmatic enough when it came to applying the finishing touch.
In the end they were punished for missing so many chances and left home empty handed (Gazelec Ajaccio won 1-0).
Caen are highly organized and very solid in the defensive phase, but unfortunately they aren’t constant in efforts in the attacking department. Lately forwards Delort and Rodelin have alternating performances and can’t keep up the same rythm for 90 minutes. Caen relied heavily on them so far, and maybe they don’t have any energy left for the end of the season.
Instead of saving the season through a positive result against PSG, Troyes made things worse after losing at a shameful score (PSG won 9-0).
It was a training session for the Parisians, and Troyes’ players left with their confidence shattered and being booed by own fans.
There are no more chances for Troyes to wash away the shame they accumulated this season, regardless the upcoming games. Most probably they are too demoralized to even try to put up a real opposition in future rounds.
Guests will have to do without midfielder Karaboue who is suspended
Caen are still in pursuit of a place in Europe next season, and they need to get back on the right track after the wrong step last round. Troyes are simply hopeless at the moment and won’t be able to put up much of an opposition. CAEN -1.25 at 2.07
UPDATE: Troyes will have to do without fullbacks Ngcongca and Dabo and forward Gueye.
Caen: Vercoutre, Reulet – Appiah, Yahia, Da Silva, Ben Youssef, Raineau – Adéoti, Seube, Makengo, Leborgne, Féret (cap), Nkololo – Kouakou, Rodelin, Bazile, Louis, Delort
Troyes: Dreyer, Grandel – Confais, Mavinga, Othon, Rincon, Saunier, C.Traoré – Ben Saada, Camus, Court, Darbion, Nivet, Pi, Thiago – Jean, Perea, Hümmet