Last round Sochaux were heavily outplayed by Lille (lost 2-0). Lille scored early and played around for the rest of the game without pushing too hard. They only managed to net the 2nd goal in the dying moments, but that doesn’t mean Sochaux should be given more credit…
There is a visible change at Sochaux in the offensive department. Jordan Ayew is very active trying to prove his value and land a fat contract at the end of the season.
Wingers Roudet and Contout are finally again starters in the same time, allowing Sochaux to apply more pressure on opponents and be more dangerous. Although Sochaux haven’t scored many goals lately, they are able to do it, especially against opponents with fragile defenses, like Guingamp.
Guingamp were very unfortunate to lose both last Ligue1 games, especially after scoring first in both games. Players involved in the offensive phase successfully did their job, but defenders are like zombies lately and their lack of involvement denies Guingamp important points.
The disorientated defense is Guingamp’s weakest point at the moment. It is true they haven’t conceded in the midweek Cup game against neighborhood team Rousse Monticello (Guingamp won 2-0), but that is no major achievement …
Human beings are complex but I don’t think a drastic change in attitude and approach is possible in a week. This is why I believe Sochaux are able to score, at least once. But Guingamp can score too, also at least once.
In these conditions the odds on over 2.5 are simply out of this world. We even get a line for over 2 goals (with money back if just 2 goals are scored) at 1.80. Odds compilers working for bookies should suffer a salary cut because of this mistake. High confidence.