Football predictions – Croix IC vs Arras – France

Arras have taken just one point from their last three France. National 2 matches, following last weekend’s 3-1 defeat away to their opponent. Arras are still seventh overall in the table, but the distance between them and the Continental qualification positions is slowly getting bigger. Saturday’s match at home to reigning champions Croix IC should prove no easy feat either – Arras haven’t won against any France. National 2 leader since September 2008 and, notably, are without a win against any side currently within the top eight so far this season.

Croix IC have turned around their “unconvincing” run in style over the past 7 days. Croix IC dominated and humiliated their opponent with a 8-0 win at home last weekend, which also saw their striker net his first hat-trick of 2017, to become the France. National 2’s joint top scorer (19 goals) in the process, before easing their way through to the semi-finals of the national cup at home to opponent during the week (3-0 win).

Croix IC are clear favourites here at 4/9 with bet365, but we feel that backing “both teams to score” at 21/20 has some decent potential for the following reasons:

Most people know about Croix IC and their striker, and for good reason too. He is a world class striker and currently in top form, with seven goals from his last four competitive outings. He’s also scored three goals in Croix IC’s last four on the road so you’d fancy him to continue this run as an anytime goalscorer at 4/7 with bet365. However, Arras are not without a weapon of their own in French striker.Not to mention that he scored against the visitors earlier this season when Arras took a point away from Croix IC (1-1 draw).

Notably, Croix IC’s recent domination has in fact come from matches at home. Croix IC have failed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four France. National 2 away matches, including against some much weaker teams than Arras, and the added strain following their mid-week national cup match, where the league leaders fielded a full strength squad, should add even more value to Arras getting one against them.

Regarding a correct score bet, though Arras are unbeaten at home this season (W5 D5), Croix IC hold the best away record in the France. National 2 (W8 D2 L1). Arras’s poor track record against much stronger sides, combined with Croix IC’s return to goal-scoring form, means we feel the Croix ICns could sneak another win here. As such, we feel there’s decent value to be had backing a 2-1 Croix IC win at 15/2 with bet365.

Football predictions – Croix IC vs Arras – France

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