Toulouse were really unlucky not to win last round away at St Etienne (finished 0-0). They constantly pushed the game forward and created real scoring opportunities, but keeper Ruffier was in amazing form and denied them the winner.
With two rounds to go, Toulouse are 3 points away from the safe zone. If that objective won’t be achieved, at least they can hope to finish the season on the 18th position, that won’t relegate directly, but will be involved in a playoff against 3rd place from Ligue2.
Hosts are playing good football lately, but unfortunately aren’t getting the much need points. They are very determined and aggressive, and even manage to corner more reputed opponents (like it happened last round against St Etienne)
Toulouse will welcome back fullback Mounbandje after suspension.
It was an open game last round between Troyes and Bordeaux (Bordeaux won 4-2). It seems that Troyes’ sole purpose for the rest of the season is to score goals, no matter the costs.
They have conceded a total of 8 goals in the last two rounds, but no harm done since the season is already over.
Attacking players are really this kind of football, as they are more involved in the game, and also have the possibility to their skills and hope for a more lucrative contract elsewhere next season. Forward Jean finally scored last round, after about three months of shy performances.
There is no other option for Toulouse besides winning this game. They will surely attack from the first minute trying to assure the 3 points. Troyes are only about scoring goals nowadays and another open encounter should be expected. OVER 3.5 GOALS at 1.96
UPDATE: No surprises in the squads
Toulouse: Lafont, Goicoechea – Ninkov, Yago, Tisserand, I.Diop, Kana-Biyik, Moubandjé – Akpa-Akpro, Somalia, Sirieix, Bodiger, E.Didot, Trejo, Regattin, Blin – Ben Yedder, Braithwaite
Troyes: Dreyer, Grandel – J.Martial, Karaboué, C.Traoré, Saunier, Veskovac – Ben Saada, Azamoum, Camus, Court, Nivet, Pi, Thiago – Jean, Hümmet, Bienvenu, Perea