Football / National. Quickly maintain, an opponent between two waters … what you need to know before Avranches
The stake: Annecy to continue to take shelter
FC Annecy, deprived of Bosetti lessé and Fillon suspended, begins the second third of the championship as leader but, within the Haut-Savoyard club, we still only talk about maintenance. We don’t have to believe but, ultimately, it is true that in such a tight and indecisive competition as the teams are so close, it is better to be careful.
But with seizing points ahead of Orleans, the first provisional relegation, it seems well underway for the Annecy. It will be time on the evening of the seventeenth day on January 7, 2022 for a certain Annecy – Bourg-en-Bresse, to take stock and review the objectives.
In the meantime, FC Annecy will have to deal with teams of the current soft belly, like this evening of Avranches against whom the underperformance is prohibited.
The opponent: Avranches in doubt
While the US Avranches had started its season well, a series of three consecutive defeats to a halted the mechanics and the course of the Normans led them to date to the eleventh place in the standings, four points from the first relegation and seven from the podium. In other words, it is the moment for Frédéric Reculeau’s men to have a little pleasure by hooking up the leader from Annecy and at the same time registering a third victory at home.
On the other hand, this is certainly not the time for a fourth disappointment in front of their supporters because they are starting to play a different type of championship than their evening opponents.
They did most of the work the previous day by going for a good draw in Orleans (0-0), another team looking for vital points.
The number: 7
As the number of goals conceded by FC Annecy so far, which makes it the third defense of National, behind Sedan and Villefranche having taken only five goals since the start of the championship.
The player to watch: Kévin Mouanga
The young (21), but athletic, defender Kévin Mouanga, arrived from Angers on loan in the offseason, is an integral part of Laurent Guyot’s group. He has only been started four times, but apart from the very first game, he will have come into play in all the others. This shows the confidence shown in him by the Annecy staff.
He even allowed himself to participate in the party last Friday against Cholet (3-0) by scoring FC Annecy’s third goal with a strike of rare power. It represents more than a fallback solution behind the central Gonçalves – Mendy hinge.
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The sentence: “We remain on the idea of maintaining”
Jean-Jacques Rocchi (captain of FC Annecy): “We remain on the idea of maintaining and achieving 40 points but, deep down, we are all ambitious. We show it on the ground. But, talking about a climb today, it’s really early. continue to talk about maintenance out of humility, in the other direction, it’s too early to talk about the climb, especially in this championship “.
The probable team
ANNECY: Stopovers – Temanfo, Goncalves, Mendy, Bastian – Kyeremeh, Pinto Borges, Kashi, Rocchi (cap) – El Jaouhari, Testud.
Substitutes (to choose from): Salamone (g), Mouanga, Ruque, Bado, Mogni, Wade.
Absent: Fillon (suspended), Bosetti, Siwe (injured), Spano, Sans (recovery), Bridge, Garby (choice).