Bastia-Amiens SC: compositions, issues, history

Bastia-Amiens SC: compositions, issues, history
Bastia-Amiens SC: compositions, issues, history

If the heart is no longer really in it at the end of the season, Amiens SC will have to work hard to bring back a result from Bastia this Friday. Discover the essential information to remember a few hours before this match counting for the 36th day of Ligue 2.

A victory to keep up appearances

Definitely left behind in the race for the top 5 and almost assured of its continuation in Ligue 2, Amiens SC will have three final matches without a challenge. However, Omar Daf’s men are expected to turn the corner after the sad performances against Concarneau, Dunkerque and Troyes or even the embarrassing sharing of points against Quevilly, all after leading by two goals. Against a Bastia team which has the same number of points, after having fought for a long time to maintain its position, the slightest relaxation will be paid for in cash.

The compositions: Leautey right piston?

Sebastien Corchia and Youssouf Assogba are out without forgetting Owen Gene suspended, the main question concerns the identity of the player who will act as right back. After an inconclusive test against Dunkirk, Mohamed Jaouab was redirected against Quevilly and Troyes. All in a 3-4-3 which notably allowed Antoine Leautey to regain the role of right piston at the end of the game against the Aubois. This choice could be that of Omar Daf at kick-off in Bastia. Maxime Do Couto could thus take advantage of the place left free in the attacking trio alongside Louis Mafouta and Mounir Chouiar. Unless the choice is made to strengthen the midfield by focusing on a three-way midfield, in a 4-3-3 or a 3-5-2. There is no shortage of options.

The declaration: Omar Daf does it with the means at hand

“On the road, the team has a certain solidity. How to explain it? I don’t know, it could also be the characteristics of our players. They have character and responsiveness. We had complicated trips where we reacted, like at QRM even if the end of the match escaped us. We never travel to get a draw. Every time, we want to produce the best show and win. But today, we are simply facing our limits. »

History: Bastia has the upper hand at home

Undefeated against Bastia since the Corsican club’s return to Ligue 2 (2 wins, 3 draws), Amiens has not won in Corsica since the introduction of the single pool in 1993/1994, notably conceding six defeats at the Armand Cesari stadium in Furiani. Last season, it was a goal from Youssouf Assogba which allowed the Amiens to secure a draw. All a year and a half after a goalless draw under the orders of Philippe Hinschberger. Before that, the Picards had lost three of their four previous trips.

The latest confrontations:

L2- 08/19/23: Amiens-Bastia: 2-1 (Mafouta, Gélin)

L2 – 04/29/23: Bastia-Amiens: 1-1 (Assogba)

L2- 08/20/22: Amiens-Bastia: 3-1 (Leautey, Fofana, Bariki)

L2- 04/09/22: Amiens-Bastia: 0-0

L2- 10/30/21: Bastia-Amiens: 0-0

The number : 5

Amiens is the team that Bastia has faced the most in Ligue 2 since its comeback in 2021 without experiencing the slightest success (5 times – 3 draws, 2 defeats).

Photo credits: Loic Baratoux/FEP/Icon Sport


36th day of Ligue 2

Friday 3rd 8 p.m.

Armand Cesari Stadium, Furiani



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