Stadium: Stade de l'Aube (Troyes)
Referee: Marc Bollengier
14.08.2022 16:00 MSK
Troyes secured a place in Ligue 1 last season and will face newcomer Toulouse in this season. Who will be stronger? Check the teams’ conditions and expert betting tips. Several betting options are available!Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Troyes finished 15th in the French league last season, and it won't be easy to hope for more. The results of pre-season friendlies were not particularly encouraging. In 5 games, the team lost three times, with two defeats. However, on Matchday 1 of Ligue 1, they had an excellent chance to take points from Montpellier, but they lost 2:3. Troyes managed to get back into the game twice as early as the 17th minute but made another mistake in the 2nd half. In the end, there was a chance to restore the balance, but the goal could have been curiosity. The opponents almost scored in their own goal. Troyes took 16 shots on goal, ten on target, with many coming from outside the box. With the score at 2:2, Mama Balde could have put the Blues ahead, but he failed to convert the spot-kick.
Toulouse had a very bright season in Ligue 2 and deservedly won a place in the top flight. The Violets averaged more than two goals per game, and Rhys Healy was the top scorer with 20. Branco van den Bomen also had a very bright season, giving 21 assists, and Rafael Ratau and Ado Onaiwu were among the top 15 scorers in Ligue 2. The main loss was the departure of defender Bafodé Diakité to Lille. However, they did not urgently look for a replacement for him, although they signed a couple of young defensive players.
They have won 5 of their seven friendlies before the start of the league season, losing only to recent Ligue 1 newcomer Clermont in a friendly (0:1). Rafael Ratao scored a goal in 4 games, but the Netherlands took the lead in Ligue 1. Thijs Dallinga scored with an assist from Branco van den Boman and Toulouse shared the points with Nice (1:1).
Expert Betting Tips
Troyes looked at least as good as Montpellier in the last round, and they could have scored three away goals well. At home, the Blues can achieve more and have goalscoring chances. Toulouse has a powerful attacking line-up. The newcomer had a tough time against Nice, but now they are easier to play against, so they could also fight for 3 points.
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