We have a relegation battle on our hands here as Guingamp – sitting rock bottom of the Ligue 1 – host Caen who start in 18th. Here are our top Guingamp v Caen betting tips.
An In-Depth Look at the Match
The winner of this match will keep alive their faint hopes of survival by clawing their way out of the bottom-three, leaving the loser to plan for a campaign in the lower division next season. There are far more glamorous ties across Europe on the night but there won’t be many much more tense, that’s for sure.
Guingamp start with five wins, nine draws and no less than 20 defeats in the books and they have established themselves as one of the easier sides in European football to oppose this season, so we don’t expect too many shrewd backers to abandon that tactic and throw good money down on their chances of winning here. They have taken just two points from the last 15 available, losing three and drawing two of their last five, including back-to-back defeats. There’s nothing in the form of the locals that makes us want to back them as 4/5 (Bet365) favourites.
There’s Value in an Away Win
Caen are third from bottom of the division and in real danger of losing their seat at the head table of French football this season. If they do suffer relegation they won’t go down without a fight, that’s for sure, and the players and coaching staff board the team bus for this match knowing they have won three of their last five and each of their last two. Caen completing the hat-trick would move them level on points with Monaco and safety, the latter on a worrying winless run.
The visitors were beaten 1-0 by Angers in front of their own fans last month and the writing looked to be on the wall for them at the time but they were able to bounce back, silencing critics by collecting six points from their next two games, finishing April in fine style. They upset Nice with a 1-0 away win next time out and were last seen beating Dijon by the same score on the final Sunday of the month. There’s a buzz back around the changing room and we’re happy to stick with that. Back Caen to win again at 19/5 with Ladbrokes. That’s market best price and will work best as a single.