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Union Cosnoise vs Paris: Our top betting tips
This is a big clash in the history of Union Cosnoise but they'll have their work cut out to get a result against a Paris side that play in France's second tier. Can the hosts spring a surprise? Find out with our Union Cosnoise vs Paris match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Paris to win
We begin our tips for this game by backing Paris to win. Union Cosnoise are struggling big time in the Bourgogne-Franche-Compte as they sit second from bottom having won just two of their seven league games. Paris meanwhile are having a mixed campaign in Ligue 2 where they've won five, drawn five and lost five of their 15 league games. More recently though, they've lost just one of their previous five games winning three of them – each of those three wins have come away from home as well stretching their away winning run to five games. Given the form of both sides and Paris having a squad with much greater quality backing them to win is the way to go and, if you're feeling brave, a handicap bet could boost your returns too!
Both teams will not score
Our second prediction for this game backs at least one side to blank in the both teams to score market; that means we'll be betting on the ‘no' outcome. Paris have kept three clean sheets in their last five away games whilst they've seen three of their last five games – regardless of where the game was played – end with at least one side fluffing their lines in front of goal. Each of Union Cosnoise's last two games have ended with a ‘nil' in the final scoreline and their best chance of winning this game is to sit deep and frustrate their visitors.
Here are the key stats & form guide for Union Cosnoise vs Paris
Check out the recent form of both sides:
Union Cosnoise: LLWDW
Paris to ease through?
With the World Cup due to kick off – and with France amongst the favourites to win the tournament – there aren't many club matches to keep fans interested. This, however, is one that will as a lowly underdog host one of the better known sides in France's lower leagues.
Union Cosnoise have been struggling in the league but they won well in the previous round of this competition; this tie is a free hit for them too so they'll see this game as a welcome distraction.
Union Cosnoise key player – Abdel Toure
Paris have been enjoying a good run of form lately – although they lost their last game. Even so, they'll see this game as a game they must win and, given the strength of their squad, that's exactly what we expect them to do.
Paris key player – Ilan Kebbal
A quickfire FAQ on Union Cosnoise vs Paris
- Where is the match being hosted? – Stade Raphael Giraux
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Paris
- What time does the match kick off? 4 PM GMT