France Ligue 2

Ligue 2 Play Off Preview: Toulouse v Grenoble Foot 38

Grenoble will travel to the Stadium de Toulouse for the second round of the Ligue 2 play-offs. Grenoble had to see off Paris FC in the first round of the play-offs due to finishing fourth. The play-off format means that for third place Toulouse, this is their first match of their play-off campaign.

The winner of this game will face a two-legged play-off final with the 18th placed side in Ligue 1. The 18th placed side is still yet to be decided with the final round of Ligue 1 taking place on Sunday.

Tonight, sees a one game play-off for the right to play the final.

Team News

Toulouse will be without Steve Mvoue who is suspended after being sent off against Dunkerque.

Toulouse have named their matchday squad for the game. The Toulouse squad is:

Goalkeepers: Dupé, Pettersson

Defenders: Amian, Dewaest, Diakité, Gabrielsen, Machado, Moreira, Rouault, Sanna

Midfielders: Dejaegere, Diarra, Koné, Ngoumou, Spierings, van den Boomen

Attackers: Adli, Antiste, Bayo, Healey

Grenoble have also named their matchday squad. Their squad is:

Goalkeepers: Maubleu, Salles

Defenders: Monfray, Abou-Demba, Nestor, Mombris, Sylvestre-Brac, Abdallah

Midfielders: Pickel, Belmonte, Michel, Benet, Ravet

Attackers: Djitté, Semedo, Henen, Anani, Diallo

Head-to-Head

This season saw Grenoble win 5-3 at the Stade des Alpes, and in the return fixture Toulouse won 2-0.

Form

In their last five games, Toulouse have won twice, drawn twice, and lost once. Grenoble have won twice, drawn once, and lost twice in their last five games.

Final Thoughts

With 10 goals over the two games between the sides this season, this game could be an open one, with the prize for the winner a two-legged game against a Ligue 1 side to reach the top tier of French football.

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