Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Saturday’s football match at Stade Michel d’Ornano pits together Caen and Guingamp, the two teams who are almost level on points in the Ligue 1 standings. Caen aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to the likes of Lyon and Toulouse and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Guingamp on Matchday 18. Patrice Garande’s team recorded only one win in previous six league fixtures and, no doubt, they would be happy with one point for Saturday’s clash. Guingamp rolled over Dijon 4-0 in their last league fixture and you should know that they are eyeing their fourth consecutive clean sheet in the national championship. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment and, taking everything into account, we predict they are going to play out a draw at Stade Michel d’Ornano this weekend. In their last meeting in Caen the two teams shared the spoils (1-1).
Highlighted Player (Stef Peeters):
Stef Peeters is a Belgian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Ligue 1 side Caen. After making only five appearances for Racing Genk (2011-2015) he was loaned to Sparta Rotterdam in 2013. At the end of the 2013/2014 season he signed a loan deal with fellow Dutch club MVV Maastricht and in 2015 he signed a permanent contract with the club. In 2016 Stef Peeters joined Sint-Truiden and it has to be noted that he scored five goals in 39 appearances for the Belgian club. The midfielder then (2017) moved to France to sign a four-year deal with Caen and he is going to wear No. 8 on his shirt in the 2017/2018 season. The Belgian player was born on February 9, 1992 in Meeuwen-Gruitrode, but he has yet to earn a cap for the Belgium national football team. Peeters’ main position is central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well. The left-footed footballer has a contract with Caen which expires on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Guingamp):
En Avant de Guingamp Cotes-d’Armor are a French football club based in the commune of Guingamp. Guingamp was founded back in 1912 and it has to be noted that a number of top-class footballers played for the club in the past. The likes of Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda, Fabrice Abriel and Vincent Candela all wore Guingamp’s shirt and, no doubt, the club served them as a springboard.
Guingamp returned to the Ligue 1 in 2013 and they have been competing in the French elite division ever since. In 1996 the French team did well to win the Intertoto Cup and book their place in European competitions for the first time ever. However, Italian giants proved to be a big catch for the Ligue 1 club in the first round of the UEFA Cup.
One year later Guingamp made it to the French Cup final, but they were more than unfortunate not to lift the trophy. After playing out a draw with Nice in the regular time, the Stade de Roudourou outfit were eventually beaten by les Aiglones on penalties.