Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(37) 17 Goals 46 (57)
(26) 13 Assists 25 (31)
(6.7) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.6)
27.3 Average Age 26.2
180.5 Average Height (cm) 180.4
(0.8) 0.8 Shots pg 1.1 (0.8)
(47%) 50% Aerial Duel Success 49% (47%)
(0.6) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.6)
(1.3) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Ligue 1.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Carlao Out 6.81933333333333
Mathieu Peybernes Out 6.8656
Jérôme Roussillon Out 6.9904
Frédéric Duplus Out N/A
Pierrick Cros Out 7.19333333333333
Edouard Butin Out 6.42833333333333
Sanjin Prcic Out N/A
Joseph Lopy Out 6.814375
Thierry Doubai Out 6.78166666666667
Player Reason Status Rating
Diacko Fofana Out 6.2625
Stéphane Bahoken Out 6.282
Xavier Pentecote Out 6.55
Fabien Dao Castellana Out 5.97
Cyril Hennion Out N/A
Moussa M'Bow Out N/A
Kevin Anin Out 6.65923076923077

Team News

  • Sochaux head into the clash still battling a host of injury problems.
  • Goalkeeper Pierrick Cros has a knee injury and midfielder Carlao is unavailable due to a thigh problem.
  • Mathieu Peybernes is out due to a knee injury, while Jerome Roussillon has hamstring complaint.
  • Thierry Doubai will miss much of the season with a knee ligament injury.
  • Edouard Butin, Sanjin Prcic, Joseph Lopy and Frederic Duplus are all still recovering from long term injuries.
  • Nice have very few new injury concerns going into the clash but still have a number of players unavailable for selection.
  • Diacko Fofana is expected to be out for six months after rupturing the cruciate ligaments in his knee, and midfielder Kevin Anin remains unavailable due to personal problems.
  • Moussa M'Bow is not yet fit enough to return to action, while Stephane Bahoken, Xavier Pentecote and Fabien Dao Castellana are all set to miss out with injuries.
  • Cyril Hennion has a groin injury, but Renato Civelli returns from a one-match suspension.

Prediction

  • Sochaux and Nice clash at the Stade Auguste Bonal after earning excellent results last weekend.
  • Les Lionceaux earned a 1-0 win at Ajaccio, while Nice's upward surge continued with a one-goal triumph over Toulouse.
  • Both sides are unbeaten in their last three games, each winning two while gaining impressive draws against Lyon and Marseille respectively, but it is the visitors who go into the game with a better record in front of goal, having scored five more goals than Eric Hely's Sochaux so far this term.
  • Striker Dario Cvitanich has been especially impressive recently, and with Jeremy Pied, Valentin Eysseric and Eric Bautheac also playing a key role in the Nice attack they should be able to break down a Sochaux team that is beset by injuries.
  • Nice have yet to taste victory away from home this season, but with Claude Puel's men in good form do not be surprised if they emerge from Montbeliard with another fine win.
Prediction:
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