Ligue 2: Rodez must absolutely score points this Tuesday in Metz!
After a new defeat against the run of play on Saturday evening at home against En-Avant Guingamp (1-0), the RAF begins a week with two games, which is against teams who want to find the upper floor. Attention from Tuesday, January 31 at Les Grenats… Kick-off for this twenty-first day: 8:45 p.m.
There is urgency, already … The Ruthénois will chain two meetings in a few days against confirmed candidates for accession to L1. First of all, they will evolve Tuesday in Metz (4e) then will receive, on Friday at Paul-Lignon, the Sochaux team (3e). “It’s a good thing to play every three days because it allows us to quickly project ourselves on the meeting to come. Thus, we can quickly chase away the frustration of our defeat against Guingamp”, concedes the Aveyron captain Rémy Boissier. Without turning the knife in the wound, we will add that Rodez was really poorly paid for his efforts against the Guingampais.
“We worked on the video of the match lost on Saturday evening in front of the Bretons (1-0) in order to note our mistakes, observe the good things and use all these elements to be effective against Metz”, adds Rouergat coach Didier Santini .
The latter does not say it but we understood from his physical attitude after the EA Guingamp match that the loss of this meeting greatly upset the Rodez technician because it places his RAF in a bad accounting situation. Still in the red zone at a 17e place, the fact of not winning at home has the effect of seeing Rodez AF losing time in its maintenance process. Also, in Lorraine, the RAF must be effective in front of the opposing goal, which is currently its major flaw. It is added that since the start of this season Rodez has always been more realistic off its bases than at home. The reason for this situation stems from the direct play that the Aveyronnais like to develop by often showing themselves to be effective in the second half against an opponent who is discovering himself.
A click in Saint-Symphorien?
At home, when the game has to be played against a consolidated defense, the RAF is in difficulty. “Scoring goals is the hardest thing to do in football,” confirms captain Boissier. However, in Metz, against an opponent who had won 4-1 at Paul-Lignon in the first leg, Santini’s eleven will have to find the key to victory.
Indeed, the RAF must urgently score points. For this, the Aveyron coach will rotate his workforce. Logical calculation: Friday Sochaux will visit Paul-Lignon and it would be welcome to finally win at home…