Valenciennes vs Rodez Match Preview and Prediction
On Friday evening (UK time) 16 August, Valenciennes will are playing Rodez at Stade du Hainaut with a 7:00pm kick-off. This is a Ligue 2 match-up.
This match has no UK TV coverage. Frog The Gambler's live scores section will publish goal updates throughout the match.
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The content of the preview explains the dominant stats and metrics, and finalises Frog's thinking behind the prediction.
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Betting Odds for Valenciennes vs Rodez
In the 1X2: Bet365 are best price 3.25 about Valenciennes, Bet365 are offering 2.87 for the draw and Bet365 are 2.45 about Rodez. These are the best prices.
Frog has also reviewed the odds for the BTTS market. If you think both teams will score, "Yes" is currently available at 1.83 with Bet365; "No" is currently offered at 1.83 with Bet365.
Head To Head
The FTG database has returned no head-to-head contests for these two sides.
In 9th place in Ligue 2 with 4 points are Valenciennes.
There is a total of 45 matches played by them in the last year. They have 13 wins; 11 draws; and 21 losses. This recent form puts Valenciennes on a Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 28%-24%-46%.
In this time, they have scored 1.36 goals on average per match; while conceding 1.64 goals on average.
At home over this time, they have a win rate of 40% (8 wins) from 20 home fixtures. 20% (4) of these games at home have been a draw, with the remaining 40% (8) being a loss for the home side.
When at home in this time, their average number of goals scored is 1.6 and they have conceded 1.6 on average.
They are averaging 0.8 goals per game in their most recent ten matches and this has led to their current win rate of 30%. The total number of times both Valenciennes and the opposition have scored is 5 out of the ten. The total number of matches with over 2.5 goals scored is 4 from these ten.
And they have scored at least once in each of their last 3 matches.
Rodez have 7 points in the league, which puts them in 3rd position.
There has been 41 matches played by this side over the course of the last year. They have 27 wins; 9 draws; and 5 losses. To summarise, Rodez have a Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 65%-21%-12%, in recent form.
Over this period, they have scored 1.66 times per match, on average, while conceding 0.71.
When away from home in this period, they have a win rate of 47% (11 wins) from the most recent 23 away fixtures. 34% (8) of these games away from home have been a draw, with the remaining 17% (4) resulting in a loss as the away side.
Their away scoring record for this period shows that their average number of goals scored is 1.43 and they have conceded 0.83 on average.
In recent form, they have a total of 18 goals in their last ten matches and this has led to their current win rate of 50%. Of those ten matches, 6 of them have seen both sides score; and there has been 4 matches with three goals or more.
Frog's betting tip for Valenciennes vs Rodez
This looks like a game in which both Valenciennes and Rodez will have have opportunities to score, and "Yes" is the best bet for this fixture. Get involved with this one with the Bet Victor sportsbook. They are offering 1.8 for "Yes" (BTTS). If your research makes the same conclusion, this could be a good opportunity to turn some value in to a win. And this concludes the verdict for this particular gold bet.