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Orvault SF vs La Chataigeraie Predictions and Free Bets
This will be a meeting from teams that are in the lower leagues of French football trying to break through to face some of the more prominent teams.
Over 2.5 Goals
You won't hear about these teams in the mainstream, they are amateur sides who are trying to survive the rigors of the minor league system. They don't have a history that colliding, but they do have experience in playing the opening rounds of matches in the French Cup, and most of their games get some goals.
Both Teams to Score – Yes
There is not much defense going on with these teams, most are played with an open style of football trying to surprise the other team with some fireworks in front of the goal. They haven't met each other so far, but their respective history against fellow minor league teams shows a propensity for scoring goals.
Key information about Orvault SF vs La Chataigeraie
Orvault's last three French Cup appearances: WLW
La Chataigeraie's last three French Cup appearances: LLW
Going for broke
Orvault doesn't play often in the French Cup failing to qualify for the main draw on more than one occasion. This year they beat the more familiar team in Laval after a penalty shootout, but before this season's opening game, they had to wait seven years for another opportunity. In 2015 they lost to Avranches 5-1, and it seems that defeat cost them some good fortune in the future. Their first time in the French Cup was back in 2007, and their first win came eight years later. It's about mentality, and how they approach these games. In those early rounds they usually face teams with more of the same they can offer, but fail to take advantage of what is being offered.
Orvault's possible starting 11: Beaurepaire, Le Calvez, Perdoncin, Jacob, Marceul, Brodu, Dabo, Tahar, Kersuzan, Barre, Maiga.
La Chataigeraie has even less experience than their opponents this time around. They have only registered three French Cup ties. The first time they lost to lowly Lucon was in 2011 but were very close to beating a respectable side in Tours, they lost only after the penalty shootout. But this year they have finally found their match beating Sene by 3-0. Looking at the team's roster, it is above average team age-wise, they even have four foreign players in their squad who are improving the team. It's hard to adjust to different circumstances, but they should try to play an open style of football that would give them some leverage over their opponents if their styles don't mesh.
La Chataigeraie's possible starting 11: Petit, Sachot, Betard, Brochard, Grelard, Niakate, Biraud, Aquime, Sausseau, Melchior, Giraud.
Orvault SF: No news to report.
La Chataigeraie: Marvin Seck is doubtful.
Key facts about Orvault SF vs Le Chataigeraie
- When is the kick-off? – 13:30 BST, 14:30 CET
- How many Cup wins do these teams have? – Orvault has 4 wins, while La Chataigeraie has 1
- How many times did these teams meet? – This is their first match