The season is over for Troyes and the only thing left to do is try to wash away the shame.
Two rounds ago they suffered one of the most humiliating defeats in the club’s history, and furthermore it happened in front of own fans (lost 9-0 to PSG). Most probably some players will leave at the end of the season, but until that happens they could at least try to make amends for the disastrous year.
Troyes are yet to win on home ground this season and their fans really deserve better, especially considering they cheered all season regardless the poor display.
Hosts will welcome back midfielder Karaboue after he was suspended last week.
Angers put up a really impressive performance last round against Lorient (won 5-1). The game was not that one sided as the scoreline suggests, but Angers were very pragmatic and successfully converted all their chances.
Captain N’Doye made another excellent game and organized both the defense and the offense. It will be really difficult for Angers this round as N’Doye will sit out through suspension. Angers struggle without him, they seem lost, without solutions upfront and no clear strategy in defense.
Angers have been far from impressive in away games in 2016 (won only 1 point), and the chances for things to improve this round are really small, given N’Doye’s absence and the lack of motivation.
Troyes should be the ones more determined, but Angers are accustomed with counter attacking tactics and proved they can take advantage of every single mistake opponents make.
UPDATE: Hosts will have to do without defender Ngcongca and forward Gueye, both of them injured
Troyes: Dreyer, Grandel – Confais, Karaboué, Othon, Rincon, Saunier – Ben Saada, Azamoum, Camus, Court, Darbion, Nivet, Pi, Thiago – Jean, Bienvenu, Hümmet
Angers: Letellier, Petric – Bourillon, Laïduni, Manceau, R.Thomas, Is.Traoré – Auriac, Bouka-Moutou, Benrahma, Capelle, Diers, Mangani, Saïss – S.Sissoko, Ketkeophomphone, Sunu, M.Yattara