Although they haven’t won since …last season in Ligue2… Troyes were in a good form before the game against PSG last week. Troyes didn’t stood a chance against champions PSG, and if they are realists the final scoreline didn’t affect them at all (PSG won 4-1).
Troyes won only 5 points so far in 15 games but their efforts clearly increased in comparison to the first rounds of the season. From keeper Bernardoni, who makes some incredible saves, to forward Jean who can score from impossible positions, every player seems to be in good form and up for the challenge of saving this season.
Especially on home ground Troyes is a really difficult opponent, very pushy and determined.
Toulouse won 3 important points last week against Nice (won 2-0), but it’s not clear how the game would have developed without the early red card for opponents.
Forward Braithwaite and midfielder Akpa-Akpro were very active, showed increased playing appetite, but that was about it. The rest of players appeared to be sleep walking and couldn’t find their way against an opponent who played in numerical inferiority for an hour.
Guests will once again miss defender Kana-Biyik who is suspended.
This is an important game for both sides, but while Toulouse can be a bit more relaxed following last week’s victory, Troyes will be more determined than ever in search of the first Ligue1 victory. Lately hosts looked more determined and more confident and odds don’t reflect that. Troyes DNB at 2.20
UPDATE: Troyes welcome back defender Ngcongca and forward Bienvenu after injuries
Troyes: Bernardoni, Dreyer – M.Dabo, J.Martial, Martins Pereira, Mavinga, Ngcongca, Saunier – T.Ayasse, Camus, Court, Darbion, L.Karaboué, Nivet, Pi, Thiago, Cabot – Jean, Bienvenu
Toulouse: Lafont, Goicoechea – Matheus, I.Diop, Spajic, Tisserand, Yago – Akpa Akpro, A.Blin, Didot, Machach, Bodiger, Regattin, Sómalia, Trejo, Sirieix – Ben Yedder, Braithwaite, Pesic