Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Troyes and Auxerre, the two teams who are almost level on points in the Ligue 1 standings, face each other at Stade de l’Aube on Friday evening. Troyes sit in 12th place ahead of Matchday 14, but it seems as if their displays are much better than the results. Since Bruno Irles’ men produced a fine performance in a 4-3 loss to star-studded PSG, home win should be considered.
A man to watch in the home team will be Guinea-Bissau international Mama Balde, who scored a brace at Parc des Princes, while both Florian Tardieu and Karim Azamoum miss out with injuries. Christophe Pelissier’s troops, on the other hand, recorded a morale-boosting win over Ajaccio at home, but given their four-game losing run on the road, we predict that the hosts are going to emerge triumphant in Friday’s clash. To make things even worse for the visiting side, Senegal forward M’Baye Niang misses out through suspension.