National: 3 things to know before the full-bodied visit from Bastia to Créteil

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Everything was going well at Créteil at the start of the season until these two defeats in a row against Quevilly-Rouen (1-3) at home and then in the derby at the Red Star (1-0).

Stop the bleeding

Still at the top of the ranking (9th), Créteil has the ambition to bounce back in its Duvauchelle stadium this Thursday evening. Coach Carlos Secretario, still deprived of captain Jason Buaillon (injured 6 weeks), should renew the team which held 80 minutes at the Red Star. “We are frustrated to have lost a derby that was important to us, a lot of annoyance at the result, because we could have done better and it’s a shame, concedes central defender Zakaria Belkouche. Playing against a team like Bastia, with its professional past, its track record, necessarily that motivates. At home, we have to win to reverse the bad momentum. “

Sporting is scary

Promoted after a full season in the lower tier (17 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses), Sporting Bastia is already a candidate for the comeback in Ligue 2 with a good 4th place and only 1 setback (0-1 against Boulogne -sur-Mer) in 7 matches. Mathieu Chabert’s men had also quickly shown their ambitions by passing 5 goals to the Red Star at the start of the season (3-5) at the Bauer stadium. But they have not played for 13 days due to positive cases for Covid-19 in the Laval ranks during the last day. “After almost two weeks without playing, we have to get back into the tempo, that we find the adrenaline linked to the match,” confirms Chabert.

The number: 5

With only 5 goals scored in 9 games, the Cristolian attack is the least prolific of the National tied with Villefranche. A statistic which contrasts singularly with his opponent of the day since the Corsicans have themselves scored 15 times and are only preceded by Orleans (16) who have two more games.


CRETEIL – SC BASTIA, Thursday (8 p.m.), Dominique-Duvauchelle stadium. Referee: M. Souifi.

Créteil-Lusitanos: Véron – Pardal, Belkouche, Soarès, Y. Fofana (cap.) – Pereira – Mokdad, Baptista or Llambrich, Sawadogo – Farade. Entr. : Secretario.

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