On Monday, Valenciennes and Sochaux finished the 20th round in the French Ligue 2. After the competition in the top group, Sochaux wants to jump back to the ascent with a threesome. Valenciennes, on the other hand, will also remain unbeaten in the sixth Ligue 2 match.
Valenciennes is in the Ligue 2 at the moment on rank fourteen out of twenty. The lead to the relegation relegation place eighteen is also comfortable with seven-point advantage. Although the team is currently in the middle half of the table, even the ascents are still within easy reach. Given a three-place win against Sochaux, Valenciennes would have scored 27 points, would climb to 10th place and then be only six points behind third place. Since then eighteen games are to be completed, there would surely be quiet ascent jumps in the club. Valenciennes remained undefeated the last five games in Ligue 2. However, there was only one victory and four draws. These last five games were all against teams from the second half of the table and Valenciennes won the third in the last match. Looking at the last ten competitive games, Valenciennes has won only two of them. In addition to the descent in Orleans, there was an away-win in the trophy at the Amateur Club Etaples. At the beginning of December, Valenciennes was blown away as the team lost 1: 2 in the next round of trophies with another amateur, Sarreguemines. Valenciennes have been waiting for a win in the home stadium for three games. After a home team, there were two draws in the last two home games.
Stade Brest won, Lens won, Amiens won, Stade Reims but lost! Sochaux were third before this matchday and have now the chance to jump to second place with a victory by the break of Reims. That is important in that only the first two from the Ligue 2 to the Ligue 1 rise. The third person must be in the relegation. Through the further victories of Lens and Amiens, Sochaux is currently fifth. If the team does not win on Monday, it could be one of the big losers of this day. However, Sochaux was also lucky enough to have lost the teams from Strasbourg and Troyes, with the result that he had lost at least Strasbourg against the now Fourth Amiens. Sochaux had a very good run last season and won four of the last five Ligue 2 games. The fifth of these games ended with a draw. That Sochaux has the stuff for the first league proved, the team last in the Ligapokal. In the Round of 16, Sochaux beat the Ligue 1 club Olympique Marseille after elimination. Only on the last Tuesday was the final in the quarterfinals, but against no one less than the AS Monaco. Sochaux had a 1: 0 lead as far as the 82nd minute, but then had to take the equalizer and eliminated in the final penalty shootout. With a victory at Valenciennes, Sochaux wants to go to the direct ascent place two to be able to compete permanently with the Ligue 1 clubs in the next season.