Angers are currently on the third position, with 37 points from 21 match. The coach Stephane Moulin is doing a good job and the fans are satisfied. Angers are just Lens and four points behind the leaders Metz. However, I see some problems in their form. Angers have only one win on the three matches they played in 2014. Even more, they played twice at home and have no win. Here are the results:
27.01.2014. Angers – Dijon 0:0 11.01.2014. Angers – Nancy 1:1
Moulin has two injured players – Diego Gomez and Macou Sarr. They are both rated as doubtful.
Bastia CA are the last placed side in French Ligue 2. At the moment they have 13 points and they are 7 points away from the safe zone. However, there are some signs of improvement. Bastia CA are unbeaten on the last two matches in the Ligue 2.
24.01.2014. Bastia CA – Istres 2:2 17.01.2014. Nancy – Bastia CA 0:1
Bastia CA are without the suspended defender Johann Truchet for a third consecutive match, but haven’t missed him at all. In addition, some players (Dominique Agostin, Remy Arnoux and Ben Idrissa Derme) are injured.
The Corsicans are going on this trip without any pressure. I believe they can make a surprise. The signature of Nigerian international Sunday M’Ba during the January transfer window have a positive impact to the team’s performances. The atmosphere in the squad is positive, while the players confidence are higher. Bastia CA made a good result in the national cup too. They secured the progress to the last 16 after eliminated in-form league rivals Niort.
I expect Bastia CA to win here.