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Date: 19th August 2023
Kick-Off: 18:00 UK, 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade Francis Le Basser
Over 2.5 Goals
Laval to Win
2-1 to Laval
Laval will face Rodez in another match from the third round in the second tier of French football.
Laval vs Rodez Predictions and Top Betting Tips
Laval vs Rodez will be a curious game between two absolutely identical teams. Here are our predictions.
Total Goals Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
We expect a great game between two teams that finished next to each other in the previous season. They are quite familiar with each other and we expect them to exchange goals. Rodez seem to have improved a lot since that time and we think that they will score more goals this season. More importantly, four out of the last five games between these teams ended with BTTS and 3/5 with over 2.5 goals.
Match Result Prediction: Laval to Win
Rodez took a serious beating the last time they faced Laval on the road and we expect the same here or at least a win. Laval were the team that had the lowest number of draws in the previous season – only four in 38 games. This is a wild stat for a league where the average draws per team is 10. They will either win or lose this game. We see them as the better team in attack and expect them to win.
Correct Score Prediction: 2-1 to Laval
This game should be closer than the last one between them at this stadium. Rodez seem to have improved since the end of last season and will be a problem for more teams this season. When we compare the Laval vs Rodez line ups, we think that the home side is stronger in attack but the visitors are better defensively.
Laval vs Rodez Team Previews
Laval had an interesting season last year and barely escaped relegation, finishing one point above the relegation zone. The team has got to improve on both ends in order to succeed this season too. They already suffered a big defeat at the start and we expect their season to be similar to the previous one – big games at home and terrible defeats on the road.
Rodez did not lose too many games last season but the main problem for the team has been the big number of draws. They also had one of the weakest attacks in the entire league. It seems that they have improved on that end and started the season with a couple of positive results. It will be interesting to track their progress but for now, we do not expect them to be a contender for anything.
FAQs regarding Laval vs Rodez
In which places are the two teams right now?
Both sides won a game since the start of this season and are within a point from each other. Laval are 12th with 3 points while Rodez are 6th with 4 points.
Which team is the favorite to win this game?
Laval have a solid advantage in odds ahead of this game.
Which team won the previous Laval vs Rodez game?
The teams last met in April and Rodez won a 1-0 win at home.