March 20, 2019
Where do Le Gym sit?
On Sunday 31 March, in Dijon, Le Gym will begin the final sprint of its 2018-19 league campaign (kick-off at 3pm). No further breaks are scheduled before the weekend of 25 May, when Les Aiglons will bring their season to a close at home against their neighbours from Monaco. Where does Le Gym sit going into this final sprint. A look back at the first 29 games.
Before their final nine games of the season, Patrick Vieira’s side currently have 41 points. A balanced set of results, with 11 wins, eight draws and nine defeats. This form places them in mid-table in 9th place, at an equal number of points from 12th and 5th place (five points). A position that makes the encounter against DFCO all the more important for what might follow in the final games of the season.
Home: the reaction
At the start of the season, Les Rouge et Noir made up for their shortcomings at home with some huge performances away from home. With the 19th best home record after 11 games (one win and four draws), Le Gym turned things around from November, picking up six wins and three draws (the run is still going), the best home form in L1 after Paris. Les Rouge et Noir currently have the 9th best record at home this season.
Away from home: a drop in form since February
As the weeks have gone by, the “home-away” curves have flipped. As they focussed on turning the tide in the Plaine du Var, Les Aiglons have dropped their game away from home. Starting the season on a roll (four wins, five draws and two defeats), Coach Vieira’s side struggled in February and have lost their last four away games. They also have the 9th best away record going into the final sprint of the season.