Coach of Villefranche Hervé Della Maggiore was extremely satisfied with the great physical and mental level of his players and strong performances in the last couple of months. They enter in the playoff for a place in the Ligue 2 after 5 consecutive victories and the last defeat was away at Le Mans on 05th of March. Today at Stade Armand Chouffet in the first leg they welcome Niort with maximum motivation in order to win. Guests were in really bad shape in the last two month without a victory in the last 8 matches and today have important absence such as first goalkeeper Michel (23/0), defender Paro (17/0), midfielders Louiserre (34/2), Jacob (27/3), Bena (5/0), and forward Mendes (23/1). I’m giving the edge to Villefranche and expect to make a good result before the rematch in Niort.