Amiens host Angers at the Stade de la Licorne seeking a first-ever Ligue 1 win in their history. The opening day defeat against Paris St Germain may not have begun their Ligue 1 era in positive fashion, but the team will have no qualms about the result. Last season, Amiens SC were one of the best teams in Ligue 2 and were promoted to the top division with 66 points. Angers were placed 12th in the table last campaign.
Betting Tips for the game
Amiens started with a loss against Paris St Germain, and it may not have come as a major surprise against one of the strongest teams in European football. Amiens have lost the three pre-season friendlies coming into the new campaign.
Angers were able to register a 2-2 draw at Bordeaux in the opening game. The club have been given a tough start to the season, but the pre-season was positive. The club have spent a sizeable sum of money on new players.
The last game between these two clubs was in 2012 when Amiens managed a 2-0 home win over Angers. Both teams were the French Ligue 2 during this meeting. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a win for Angers.
Amiens are placed at 21/10 for a win, but we do not expect a home win. The decision to sell Aboubakar Kamara and Jonathan Tinhan has severely weakened the team, and there have not been expensive replacements. Angers decided to cash in on Nicolas Pepe and Famara Diédhiou, but the team was capable of securing away wins against teams in the lower half of the table last season. Even though Angers’ last home win over this opponent was in 2004, the current scenario is much different. Our preview is confident about a win for Angers at 17/10 with Paddy Power.
Correct Score odds
Both teams are weak compared to last season, and this is especially expected to affect the goals in the game. Angers will be relatively confident after scoring two goals in the opener against Bordeaux. Amiens did come up against a strong opponent like PSG, but the team has not scored in the last four games – a run that includes three friendlies. Our correct score prediction is to go with an Angers 1-0 win at 13/2 with BetVictor.
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Angers might have scored two goals against Bordeaux, but away games are not their cup of tea. Last season, the team only scored 17 goals in the 19 away matches. After selling Kamara and Tinhan, who scored 19 goals between them last season, Amiens are weak going forward. Our total goals prediction is to go with under 2.5 goals, which is given odds of 8/15 with Bet365.
First Goalscorer odds
Baptiste Guillaume scored on his debut for Angers. Last season, he came up against Amiens while playing for Strasbourg on loan from Lille. He has scored one goal in his two games against Amiens. His positioning in the opening game was good for the most part, and he has the potential to score more tap-ins like against Bordeaux. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Guillaume at 15/2 with Paddy Power.