Football: Saint-Etienne – Rodez, keys to the match

Ruthénois goes to Geoffroy-Guichard, on Saturday November 12 at 15:00, on behalf of the 15th day of the championship.

Sick game. On the last weekend of Ligue 2 before the month and a half break due to the World Cup, Rodez (18th) go to Saint-Etienne (19th), on Saturday November 12 at 15:00, in a relegation match.

Ruthénois does not approach this meeting in the best of moods, five days after the thunderous departure of Laurent Peyrelade, for still unexplained reasons. The technician who spent more than seven years on the blood and gold bench will be replaced by his former assistant Emerick Darbelet, until another coach is appointed.

Rodez, the worst attack…

On the sporting side, Rémy Boissier’s partners must rally after six games without a win in the league and a worrying result against Grenoble (0-1) on November 5. Struggling to create chances, they went three games without scoring and posted the worst attacking performance in the division.

For this match, Raf is still without the long-absent Abdennour, Sanaija, Buadès and Younousse, but can count on the return of Akim Abdallah after his suspension.

…faced with the worst defense in Ligue 2

On the side of Saint-Etienne, the situation is not much better. Winners of just one of their last six league games, the Greens still lack consistency in play and are punished by their defensive fragility, the most leaky defense in L2.

Laurent Batlles, the coach, will be able to rely on Jean-Philippe Krass, the top scorer of the championship, but will have to do without the services of two of his experienced starters, Anthony Briançon and Thomas Monconduit.


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