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Dunkerque v Valenciennes : Ligue 2 match betting preview, prediction and odds

Stade Marcel Tribut, Dunkirk

Ahmed Kantari leads his Valenciennes charges to the Stade Marcel Tribut in the Ligue 2 on Saturday evening, with Luís Manuel Ferreira de Castro's Dunkerque the opponent. Below we've got predictions for all the biggest betting markets, supporting statistics including head to heads (H2Hs), and the best odds. All is accessible using the tabs below.

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Dunkerque's next match is v Pau at 18:00 on Saturday 9th March
Valenciennes's next match is v Angers at 18:00 on Saturday 9th March
The last French Ligue 2 meeting between Dunkerque and Valenciennes was on Saturday 17th February 2024
French Ligue 2
February 17th 2024
Dunkerque 2
1 Valenciennes
 
G. Courtet 10'30' I. Hamache
B. Youssouf 90'
 
DUN
VAL
Shots On
6
2
Shots Off
6
1
Corners
5
6
Possession
47%
53%
Fouls
14
13
Yellow/red cards
1/0
2/0
 
DunkerqueValenciennes
 
M. Kone
Y. Bilingi
A. Laaziri (A. Maurer 62')
B. Youssouffootball icon
O. Sangante
B. Lagae
J. Gbamin
G. Yassine (E. Bah 62')
E. Bardeli
J. Anziani (R. Ghrieb 82')
G. Courtetfootball icon
L. Sy
(A. Linguet 33') H. Šabanović
J. Kayi Sanda
J. Cuffaut
S. Basse
J. Masson
(M. Foe Ondoa 65') S. Banse
(A. Boutoutaou 65') A. Knockaert
football iconI. Hamache
(A. Jung 70') C. Doucouré
(M. Lilepo 70') F. Jovino Filho
Best Tip: Under 2.5 goals

It's not the news we want to be reporting, but it's all-but impossible to predict a thriller here. The stats suggest Dunkerque and Valenciennes both can struggle to find the net on occasion, and the odds point towards a tie with fewer than 2 goals in total as they go head-to-head. We think they're probably right and, in the absence of obvious outright winners to back, under 2.5 goals feels like the right bet on this match.

As we get closer to the start of the game, it's always interesting to note shifts in the bookmaker's odds. On this occasion, odds are shortening for 2 goals or less and drifting for over 2.5 goals. We're in agreement with the bookmakers and the betting public – defences really should be expected to come out on top in this affair.

In-Play
Win / Draw / Win
Over / Under 1.5 Goals
Over / Under 2.5 Goals
Over / Under 3.5 Goals
Win To Nil
Both Teams To Score
Correct Score
Both Teams To Score & Result
Double Chance
Half Time / Full Time
Over / Under 0.5 Goals
Over / Under 4.5 Goals
Over / Under 5.5 Goals
Draw No Bet
Team To Score First
If you’re looking for a winner in this match, we think Dunkerque are the most likely. Our predictive algorithm gives them a 37% chance of victory, and the bookies have them at a best price of 2.15.
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Predictions Add Bet365 Coral Betfred 888Sport
Dunkerque
37%
5/4
7%
27/20
9%
23/20
2%
5/4
7%
Draw
29%
19/10
6%
19/10
3%
2/139/20
5%
Valenciennes
34%
23/10
3%
21/10
9%
23/10
3%
47/20
Draw 1-1
13%
5/15/15/15/1
4%
Dunkerque 1-0
13%
5/1
8%
11/211/227/5
2%
Valenciennes 1-0
12%
7/1
11%
7/1
11%
8/1
5%
15/2
Draw 0-0
11%
11/2
13%
6/1
13%
7/16/1
13%
Dunkerque 2-1
8%
9/1
5%
9/1
11%
8/117/2
6%
Valenciennes 2-1
7%
12/111/1
8%
11/121/2
Dunkerque 2-0
7%
17/2
6%
10/1
16%
9/117/2
Valenciennes 2-0
6%
14/1
12%
14/1
21%
16/114/1
Draw 2-2
4%
16/116/114/115/1
7%
Dunkerque 3-1
3%
20/1
11%
22/1
10%
18/119/1
11%
Dunkerque 3-0
3%
20/1
11%
25/1
24%
18/119/1
5%
Valenciennes 3-1
3%
33/133/128/128/1
Valenciennes 3-0
2%
40/140/1
20%
40/135/1
Dunkerque 3-2
2%
40/1
21%
40/1
21%
33/1
17%
33/1
10%
Valenciennes 3-2
1%
40/150/1
11%
40/140/1
14%
Over 2.5 Goals
38%
6/4
11%
11/8
8%
5/4
2%
7/5
7%
Under 2.5 Goals
62%
1/2
7%
1/2
2%
4/7
3%
13/25
4%
Home 1st Goal
47%
4/5
8%
19/20
7%
4/5-
Away 1st Goal
45%
6/4
4%
27/20
4%
11/8-
No 1st Goal
8%
11/2
13%
6/1
13%
13/2
6%
-
BTTS - Yes
44%
11/10
5%
21/20
3%
10/11Evens
2%
BTTS - No
56%
4/6
3%
3/4
3%
4/58/11
2%
BTTS - Home Win
14%
5/1
20%
19/4
15%
4/1
9%
-
BTTS - Draw
18%
15/47/210/318/5
BTTS - Away Win
13%
7/113/26/1-
Home/draw
66%
1/3
2%
3/10
4%
3/107/25
Away/draw
63%
8/13
5%
1/2
6%
4/64/7
4%
Home/away
71%
2/5
3%
1/34/117/20
2%
Over 1.5 Goals
64%
4/9
3%
4/9
3%
2/521/50
4%
Under 1.5 Goals
36%
13/8
5%
29/20
8%
7/417/10
7%
Over 3.5 Goals
18%
4/1
25%
7/2
13%
10/3
8%
19/5
9%
Under 3.5 Goals
82%
1/6
4%
2/13
3%
1/5
2%
1/6
2%
Over 4.5 Goals
7%
10/1
10%
9/1
18%
7/110/1
16%
Under 4.5 Goals
93%
1/20
1%
1/20
1%
1/161/20
1%
Over 5.5 Goals
2%
22/1
10%
25/1
24%
--
Under 5.5 Goals
98%
1/801/80
1%
--
Over 0.5 Goals
89%
1/10
2%
1/11
2%
1/12
1%
1/12
2%
Under 0.5 Goals
11%
6/1
7%
11/2
7%
6/1
7%
13/2
12%
Home DNB
57%
4/7
5%
4/6
9%
8/15
2%
11/20
3%
Away DNB
54%
5/4
10%
11/10
12%
11/8
5%
13/10
3%
Dunkerque win to nil
23%
5/2
3%
13/5
6%
23/10-
Valenciennes win to nil
21%
4/1
9%
4/1
13%
9/2-
Dunkerque / Dunkerque
22%
11/4
7%
16/5
14%
5/2
3%
11/4
6%
Dunkerque / Valenciennes
2%
33/145/140/135/1
Dunkerque / Draw
6%
14/114/114/113/1
Draw / Dunkerque
16%
9/2
10%
21/5
4%
9/2
10%
22/5
2%
Draw / Valenciennes
11%
6/1
7%
11/2
13%
7/113/2
Draw / Draw
19%
10/3
9%
16/5
5%
10/3
4%
13/4
8%
Valenciennes / Dunkerque
3%
28/1
12%
33/128/128/1
Valenciennes / Valenciennes
15%
9/2
8%
24/5
11%
9/2
8%
19/4
Valenciennes / Draw
6%
14/114/114/113/1
bet365
Win / draw / win Ligue 2 table

Dunkerque have played 24 matches so far this season and lay in 17th place in the Ligue 2 league table.

Performance against teams below them in the league

They have played 3 games against teams below in the table, having won 1, drawn 0 and lost 2 matches. They have kept 1 clean sheet and have failed to score in 2 fixtures. Dunkerque have outscored their opponents by 20 goals to 16 goals.

Home League Performance

Dunkerque have played 12 games at home winning 2, drawing 2 and losing 8 games. They have scored 7 goals, kept 3 clean sheets and conceded 19 goals at home.

Valenciennes are in 20th position in the Ligue 2 on 15 points having played 24 matches so far this season.

Away League Performance

7 of those games have been losing matches. They have conceded 18 goals and kept 4 clean sheets. They have scored 7 goals in total and failed to score in 7 fixtures.

Performance against teams above them in the league

24 games have come against teams above them in the table. They have lost 13 games, drawn 9 and won 2. Valenciennes have conceded 33 goals, scored 16, failed to score in 13 fixtures and have kept 6 clean sheets.

Dunkerque
Won
Draw
Lost
Scores
Valenciennes
HOME AWAY TEAM PLD W D L GD PTS HOME AWAY
Apr 27
w
 
0-1F
 Auxerre27141032552 
l
 
1-4A
d
 
0-00-0
l
 
0-1A
May 18
 Angers2614481046 
Mar 9
l
 
2-0A
l
 
0-2A
Mar 16
 Lavallois271296545 
d
 
1-1F
l
 
1-0A
w
 
1-0F
l
 
2-0A
 St Etienne271269842 
Mar 30
d
 
0-00-0
May 11
l
 
1-0A
 Caen271269442 
d
 
2-2F
May 18
d
 
0-00-0
d
 
2-2A
 Grenoble2710107740 
Apr 27
d
 
3-3F
l
 
1-2A
d
 
0-00-0
 Rodez271098539 
l
 
0-2A
w
 
0-1F
w
 
2-0F
d
 
2-2F
 Ajaccio261088138 
Apr 23
l
 
2-1A
l
 
0-1A
Apr 20
 Amiens279117-338 
l
 
0-1A
d
 
0-00-0
Mar 9
d
 
1-1A
 Pau279108-137 
Apr 13
l
 
3-1A
Apr 13
w
 
0-1F
 Guingamp27999236 
d
 
0-00-0
Mar 16
l
 
1-3A
w
 
1-2F
 Paris FC27999136 
l
 
0-1A
Apr 20
l
 
0-2A
Apr 23
 Bordeaux2710710-336 
l
 
1-2A
l
 
3-1A
l
 
0-5A
Apr 6
 Bastia279711-233 
w
 
3-1A
l
 
3-0A
d
 
2-2F
l
 
4-3A
 Concarneau279612-733 
l
 
0-1A
l
 
1-0A
d
 
2-2A
w
 
1-2A
 Troyes2771010-531 
d
 
1-1A
May 4
-
-
 Dunkerque Home278712-1331 
l
 
0-1A
l
 
2-1A
l
 
0-1A
May 4
 Quevillaise.2751111-326 
May 11
d
 
0-00-0
Mar 30
l
 
3-0A
 Annecy275913-1124 
d
 
0-00-0
Apr 6
w
 
2-1F
w
 
0-1F
 Valenciennes A2721015-2016 
-
-
Win / draw / win form
Dunkerque 17TH
20 league games
Home
Overall
Goals: Scored
15
Conceded
29
Games: Scored
11 / 20
Conceded
14 / 20
Clean sheets
6 / 20
Failed to score
9 / 20
Won
5
D
4
Lost
11
Goals: Scored
17
Conceded
29
Games: Scored
11 / 20
Conceded
14 / 20
Clean sheets
6 / 20
Failed to score
9 / 20
Won
5
Draw
5
Lost
10
Valenciennes 20TH
20 league games
Away
Overall
Goals: Scored
18
Conceded
31
Games: Scored
12 / 20
Conceded
14 / 20
Clean sheets
6 / 20
Failed to score
8 / 20
W
3
Draw
6
Lost
11
Goals: Scored
14
Conceded
26
Games: Scored
9 / 20
Conceded
16 / 20
Clean sheets
4 / 20
Failed to score
11 / 20
W
1
Draw
8
Lost
11
Win / draw / win head to head (H2H)
League games at Dunkerque since 2020
Dunkerque
Valenciennes
Goals: Scored
2
2
Games: Scored
2 / 2
1 / 2
Clean sheets
1 / 2
0 / 2
DUN
1
VAL
1
All league games since 2020
Dunkerque
Valenciennes
Goals: Scored
6
4
Games: Scored
4 / 5
3 / 5
Clean sheets
2 / 5
1 / 5
DUN
3
VAL
2
Goal Statistics
Dunkerque 17th Valenciennes 20th
Kickoff prediction
Kickoff prediction
1.1
goals
1.1
goals
Scoring probability
Scoring probability
0
32%
1
37%
2
21%
3
8%
4+
There is a 69% probability that Dunkerque will score no more than 1 goal
0
35%
1
37%
2
20%
3
4+
There is a 72% probability that Valenciennes will score no more than 1 goal
 
20 home / away league games
20 home / away league games
-33
Dunkerque have scored 33% fewer goals at home than predicted
-3
Valenciennes’s goalscoring when away has been inline with predictions
0.8
average goals scored
0.9
average goals scored
1.5
conceded
1.6
conceded
 
Statistics Ligue 2 - 2023/2024 Season
https://api.kickoff.co.uk/v1/fixture/263238/accaPanel/formStats/marketCode/FULL
Dunkerque
PG (predicted goals)
Valenciennes
1.1
1.1
Attack rating
29%
better
DUN
VAL
view stats
Games scored16
12
Failed to score11
15
Scored first9
4
Goals scored26
17
Avg. goals scored1
0.6
Avg. shots per game8
7
Avg. shots per goal9
12
Conversion rate12%
9%
KickOff rating
+29%
Defence rating
DUN
VAL
1%
better
view stats
Games conceded20
20
Clean sheets7
7
Conceded first16
17
Goals conceded39
37
Avg. goals conceded1.4
1.4
Avg. shots/game conceded9
10
Avg. shots/goal conceded6
7
Conversion rate15%
14%
KickOff rating
+1%

Dunkerque v Valenciennes Ligue 2 lLine ups will show here when available.

Dunkerque Ligue 2 squad statistics 2023/2024
Overall
Attack
Defence
Most startsMost goalsMost assistsMost cards
26465
Y BilingiJ AnzianiB YoussoufJ Anziani
Line-upAppserancesgoalsAssistscards
M Koné GLK4
-
B Youssouf DEF2616
2
-
O Sanganté DEF231
4
-
B Lagae DEF5
-
Y Bilingi DEF261
3
-
G. Yassine MID8
2
-
J Gbamin MID101
-
J Anziani MID2541
5
-
A Laaziri MID8
2
-
G Courtet FWD83
2
-
E Bardeli FWD2732
2
-
Subs
L Lavallee GLK
-
J Senneville DEF21
-
R Boissier MID222
5
-
R Ghrieb FWD1925
3
-
A Maurer FWD51
-
S Baghdadi FWD131
-
E. Bah FWD911
1
-
Valenciennes Ligue 2 squad statistics 2023/2024
Overall
Attack
Defence
Most startsMost goalsMost assistsMost cards
21427
J MassonA BoutoutaouA KnockaertJ Masson
Line-upAppserancesgoalsAssistscards
L Diabaté GLK7
-
H Sabanovic DEF3
-
J. Kayi Sanda DEF10
1
-
J Cuffaut DEF131
2
-
S. Basse DEF10
1
-
A Knockaert MID1612
5
-
S Banse MID15
4
-
J Masson MID22
7
-
Flamarion MID81
2
-
I Hamache FWD2321
1
-
S Doucouré FWD4
-
Subs
J Louchet GLK20
2
-
A Linguet DEF191
5
-
A Boutoutaou MID2241
1
-
M. Foe Ondoa MID7
1
-
A Jung FWD1922
5
-
M Lilepo FWD1722
-
M Kehinde FWD7
1
-